Monday, April 23, 2012

EARTH DAY AT THE KELP FEST 2012

For Earth Day weekend, Troop 746 headed down to Laguna Beach to celebrate in the fun at Kelp Fest 2012.

We went in two cars and while the girls in my car were waiting to meet up with the girls from the other car, we ran into a lady who had a snake. 

I was really surprised the girls were all willing to pet the snake.  No fear in these girl scouts!

They asked a lot of questions about the snake and snakes in general.  I love how these girls are always learning every time we get together.

There were several booths set up and games to play.

The thing the girls really wanted to do was go to the Tide Pools. 

There were tours going on and before we got to head on over there, we had to listen to a little presentation on what a Tide Pool was, how it was formed, what they may see and how to treat Tide Pools.

Once the "business stuff" was done, it was time to head on over to the real fun.

Each girl had a little brochure that showed the different sea life they may find.

Here Skylar is showing us she found one.

One of the guides points out other things to see.

Safa really enjoyed trying to stay out of the way of the waves. 

Going in the water at the beach is so tempting to kids.  So, I did promise we could have a fun day at the beach this summer. 

That information seemed to satisfy the girls so they didn't mind not being able to go in right then.

Verenice and Cailyn both had a blast at the Tide Pools.

We didn't want to leave the area but we had to because other people were coming to check out the Tide Pools. 

On the way back, we made a quick stop at the Lifeguard Tower.  The Laguna Beach Lifeguard Dept has been around for 83 years!

We came across a beautiful mermaid.  Her tail was so pretty as it sparkled with it's many colors.


Some of the girls wanted their picture taken alone with her.  So, I clicked away as they took their turns sitting with her.

Here is Nikki.


Diana also wanted her picture with the mermaid.  I can't blame her.  After all, how many times do you really get this chance?


Skylar was happy to have to have her picture taken with her. 

The other girls were happy with the group photo and decided they didn't want to be in a picture alone with the mermaid.


We moved over to the face painting station.

The girls always seem to enjoy getting their faces painted.


There were starfish, whales, mermaids and more painted on the girls.

Everyone worked up a hardy appetite so we went across the street to have lunch at Johnny Rockets. 

It was a lot of fun.  Not only did everyone enjoy their meal but the staff came out and danced for us.

When it was time to go, everyone seemed to be tired.  Fresh air and exercise does that to you.

We all agreed that we had a blast and Earth Day Rocks!!!

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