This was a nice evening. We were still recovering
from yesterday's adventure, building a sand castle.
I wanted to finish a roll of film so I can
get some images of our winning castle online!
We spent the evening wandering around the Mission
Rose garden and the Stearns Wharf areas. This image is
from a previous sunset walk near the Wharf. There were less clouds
tonight, but it is always a beautiful area.
As for the castle, our church entered an annual sandcastle contest on
Leadbetter beach this year benefiting the Music
Academy of the West's scholarship program.
My best friend was in charge of the design.
After a few iterations, she settled on "Gracie the Musical
Dragon" (a distant relative of Puff) in honor of our church "Grace Lutheran".
Our dragon was playing a keyboard made of sand and driftwood.
It was a lot of work, all together I estimate we carried
150 gallons of water, but we were rewarded with a first place ribbon
in the adult category! There was also a professional and a
childrens' category, both of which came up with beautiful designs too.