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200. A Day at the Beach
"My dad's taking us to Santa Monica today,"
Carol. "Do you want to go with us?"
loved to go to the beach, so she
she would be happy to. Santa Monica beach
one of the most beautiful beaches in California.
are more scenic views on the coastline up
down the state, but many are inaccessible to
. Santa Monica has a very large beach area
features white sand and lots of room to
. Carol liked to toss a Frisbee around with
friends and to play volleyball.
"Do you want
play volleyball, Laura," Carol asked when they got
. "Sure," said Laura, "but who are we going
play with? It takes more than two people
play." Carol thought about it, and said that
should start playing and others will join in,
the two girls started playing alone. Just as
said, more kids came over and wanted to
with them. Soon they had more than enough
for a game, and they played for hours.
the game, the girls wanted to cool off,
they decided to jump into the ocean for
little relief. The water was crowded, but that
added to the fun. It was cool and
, and the waves were just right. Some people
surfing both on surfboards and body boards, while
were swimming out to the buoys. On the
, two girls were digging for sea shells and
man was using his metal detector to find
treasure. Carol ran up to the man and
him what he was looking for. He said: "
I can find, young lady.' Carol laughed and
him if she could try. "Sure. Why not?"
the man. So Carol started scanning the beach
soon found a necklace, whcih the man let
keep. "Why not," said the man. "You found
." Carol was very happy and ran to tell