Bethany Beach, Delaware might just be
paradise on Earth for three-years olds.
There are the aforementioned parades...
...fireworks and sparklers
There's picking blueberries with grandma
and then eating so many your poop turns violet.
There's Fun Land and with your cousins.
There's also walking into town for ice cream, going to the beach, water slides, a Care Bears tricycle that plays music while you pedal, and a grandmother who makes roll 'em up pancakes with powdered sugar every morning for breakfast.
And although I could do without the Care Bears song, it's a pretty good place for gown-ups too (we add booze, blue crabs, board games, and sleeping in while grandma makes breakfast).
Tomorrow we head out on the next stop of our great East Coast adventure: road trip to Vermont! Swimming in lakes, catching fireflies, and eating maple syrup to follow.