Hearing that we (Savannah, in particular) interest in shells and the beach ('can we go to a real beach?'), a dear friend assembled this box of treasures from the island paradise were she lives.
There was something for everyone -- maps, shells, beach glass, coral, a starfish (deceased and preserved), a flash drive of photos -- and genuine Tinian beach sand, of course! Every discovery produced exclamations and shrieks and laughter and (dare I say it?), learning!! Hard to describe the atmosphere in mere words, but it was truly wondrous.
We're still going through the box...sorting and wondering and soaking up the beauty of the island and the generosity of our friend who took the time to help us follow a shared passion....and for planting the seed of a journey to visit the island itself.
Thank you Jude!!!!