Vero Beach, Florida

KJ, Dy, and Val enjoying Vero Beach, FL
First full day in Vero Beach.  The family decided that we needed some good beach time.  We walked from Vero Beach City Marina to Vero Beach (about 1.25 miles away) carrying all the tools of the beach trade (pails, shovels, sunscreen, and a towel).

Dy picking out Vero Beaches finest shells
KJ the master sand castle creator
Interestingly, Dy didn't want to get in the water.  She only wanted to play in the sand. KJ, on the other hand, couldn't wait to get in the water so she and I did go in and enjoy the surf.

The immediate area around the beach feels like it is geared more towards retirees than families, although there are lots of families here.  Many of the shops close down at 5, and a number of the food places are only open on certain days at certain times.  We found lots of neat little shops and confectioneries.  I'm sure we will try one or two!

Right off the beach is a nice park area with showers.  We just had to try out the playground here too.

KJ made a new friend
Great and tiring day.  Tomorrow we will explore the bus system.