Friday, March 30, 2007

what's popular with the 7 year old crowd... and a beach recommendation

But first, yes, we went to the beach again today.  This time with my friend who called yesterday and I didn't get to hook up with.  We went to the beach at Bellow's Air Force Base.  I very much recommend this beach.  It's not nearly as crowded as the beaches in Kailua or pretty much anywhere else.  I did not check out the bathrooms to see if they were decent.  I doubt it though.  :-)  But you can see in the pictures above, expanses of beach and hardly anyone on them!  I know they have a place further down that has a playground for the kids and such.  The area we went to has an expanse of evergreens, so it's very shaded in there, and the floor is just sand and pine needles.  It's a very popular place to camp out.  By the time we left, about 1:45, a lot of people arrived and were pitching tents.  There are no canoe rentals or nearby restaurants, so I guess that's why it's not more popular.  I'm sure the tourists don't even know about it. 

So, what's popular with the 7 year old crowd?  The Discovery Channel.  Just about anything that comes on this channel.  In the mornings during this spring break, they've gotten their daily dose of "MythBusters" - oh how they love this show!  And "How things are made" (IIRC).  This show is basically a documentary - but they love it!  They've also been watching "Deadliest Catch".  "Man VS. Wild" is popular, as is "Future Weapon" and "Stunt Junkies".  On the Travel Channel we like to watch "Bizzare Foods", which is my attempt to convince them that I'm a good cook!  And we are loving this series "Planet Earth" (I'm watching Oprah at the moment and she's doing a thing about it).

2 comments:

gosso23 said...

Wow, that is a beautiful beach. I love some of those shows your kids like to watch.
I watched Oprah too, but I had to change the channel when it showed animals killing eachother! That poor polar bear that swam 60 miles then died after trying to kill that sea lion broke my heart! I am such a softy when it comes to animals.
Trish

lanurseprn said...

I would love that beach. Forget the restaurants and all the tourists. Give me that beach and I'm happy.
So when can I come to visit??
Pam