We went with friends today up to Three Oaks Recreation Center, about 45 minutes north of where we live. It was so much fun! We spent 5-ish hours there today, and could have definitely stayed longer. But a bit of a drive home and dinner in the crock pot called. Although we were almost scared off because of an excessive heat warning and potential thunderstorms, we went ahead with our plans and I am so glad we did. It was the perfect day for the beach. The kids had a great time playing with friends, swimming, building sand castles, climbing on the playground, and eating ice cream at Culver's (which was conveniently on site!). We can't wait to go back.