Now we don't have a REAL beach near us - but every year they make a pretend one at one of MY parks. It begins with them turning on the wishing well waterfall (this actually floods the lake that is empty over winter and fills it up) Here I am at the top of the wishing well and then the steps lead down to the lake below. We followed the path all the way around the lake stopping at the theater in the park - but nothing was on - we were hoping to hear a "dog day afternoon" but alas there was only bullfrogs and birds playing and they got pretty boring after 2.2 seconds!
And here is the before and after pics taken of the lake can you believe they empty it and fill it up EVERY year! The water comes from another much bigger lake that is nearby. They also put down new sand each year. The little bridge we are sitting on is the overflow for the lake. Mom always thinks it is kind of funny to go swimming here with the fishies and turtles. What is kind of scary is we saw 3 snakes in the water today too and one big old brown one about 6 feet long just sunning himself on the grass. Mom made us stay on the path after that ! It makes Mom chuckle - people always ask her about ALL the snakes in Australia but she has seen more since living in the USA then she ever did in the 40 years back home!