Out of necessity, we had to be seperated from our boys for a few weeks as we moved across the country and searched for a place to live. It was hard...but it was definitely better than torturing them through all the things we had to do within that time frame. We finally got them back in the middle of July...the first thing they wanted to do was check out our "new" beaches. They found some pretty profound differences...some good, some not so great....they LOVE, love the warm water. They miss good surfing and boogieboarding waves...there are waves here...just very inconsistently. With warm water, comes new wildlife...the kids wanted nets and snorkels to check it all out. They water is pretty here...blue and clear.