Wednesday morning we woke up, packed a bag for the day and headed south on A1A.
Our plan was to hit the beach for a few hours and do some swimming, and then head to Downtown Disney. We hit the beach, but never swam - and we never made it to Downtown Disney.
The kids threw their shoes on the shore and waded for a bit - until their shoes started blowing down the beach. Our phones had been beeping all morning with wind and rip tide warnings.
The second beach we stopped at was the beach in New Smyrna. Our neighbors recommended it. We sure didn't expect, though, to bump into our neighbors the second we pulled into the parking lot.
We later found out that this particular beach is the shark attack capital of the world. Not the state. Not the coast. Not the United States. The world.
So glad we couldn't swim.
The biggest mistake we made was walking down wind first.