The fourth was in full swing on Dewees, as some of our annual events were spread out. First, the annual beach run and Jan’s brunch: This race is always a hit, and gives us a chance to earn those fabulous snacks Jan puts together. It’s usually the biggest crowd we’ll see on the beach all year.
Then the golf cart parade: What a crowd we had this year! The recent rains kept the roads from being too dusty, and this year the fire truck led us off and the smaller emergency vehicle brought up the rear. Residents, guest, renters, interns, and even dogs got in the holiday spirit with hats and bandanas.
Then, we had a flight demo from the Avian Conservation center, aka Center for Birds of Prey. We even had a special surprise: the ability to release a bird. Two red-shouldered hawks were released into the wild after rehab.
And finally, the sandcastle contest:
Here are the photos as thumbnails, in case you’re getting a little dizzy with all those slideshows: