Hit the beach as much as we could. Kids loved playing in the sand, digging holes, making piles and learning about waves. Towards the end of the trip, Butters was crabby about some things. If we went to the beach, he wanted to go to a park, if we walked the pier, he wanted ice cream. If we got ice cream, he wanted more. We didn't get any more ice cream. Finally, he told us, he missed his house. We told him we didn't, it was cold and rainy and we don't get to play at the beaches like this in WA. He said he missed his dog Levi, too.