The kids and I went to Kearney Lake on Monday, the hottest afternoon so far this spring, and ever since the word of the week has been ‘lake’. We’ve enjoyed it three times this week!
The beach is smaller than I expected but it’s nice and sandy, which the kids love for sand castles and whatnot. The water is a bit chilly but it is exactly what you expect for a lake in June (if not for being there alone with Eleanor, I would have swam in it) and definitely warmer than the ocean.
I hear this beach gets quite crowded in the summer so we probably won’t visit frequently once school is out but we have enjoyed it without issue so far.
Eleanor mostly plays on the blanket with me but it was so hot on Monday and Tuesday that I put her in the water to cool down. It’s not hard to tell she loves the water! One of many pails of sand that were filled!
Unlike the ocean, which is too cold yet, Oliver can actually get in this water and swim. He has not been swimming long so is still really proud of himself for doing it.