Once on the island we headed down the road to the General Store for lunch and some directions. This believe it or not was the highlight of the trip for my kids. They are begging to go back just to visit the store. They were so excited about the 1 cent candy bins. Kate had found a few coins somewhere along the trip and they sat in front of the bins trying to choose the perfect candies in the perfect amounts so that they could all satisfy their sweet teeth. I wish now that I had taken a picture. I will when we go back.
Next we drove down to Andy's Marine park and went on a very cool trail (as with Jamie's kids the tree stump hoping was a hit with mine as well) to a totally deserted beach where the kids searched for crabs, sand dollars and rocks. I found a large piece of drift wood and just sat back and relaxed as the kids indulged themselves. It was such a beautiful day.
Finally we drove all over the place looking for the much anticipated swimming hole. Surprisingly the handful of people that we asked about it had no idea what we were talking about. So here is a map in case you choose to go. It is number 13. It was perfect. There was a slide in the shallow pool and one out in the deep part of the lake. Katie was so happy to see sand and played in it the whole time while her brother and sister tried to out do each others craziness on the slide.
Here is the link for the map and other visitor info:
We will definitely go back it was so much fun!