Laurie and my Dad came down halfway through our 2 weeks to join us. Dad stayed the rest of the time but Laurie could only stay for a day and a half. We made the most of the time we had but it wasn't enough. The kids loved having her around and were constantly pestering her to play. They were heartbroken when she had to leave so quickly - hopefully we'll see her again soon! The evening that they arrived we went for a walk on the beach. It was a lot of fun and the kids got totally soaked and sandy!!