Recently while corresponding with a bride-to-be about her wedding activities during her Destin beach wedding, she wrote, ” I’m looking forward to the Sandcastle Lesson as much as I am The vows”. That made me laugh out loud, so I lol’d back a response, but I wondered; how can this be? How could a bride-to-be be looking forward to a SandCastle Lesson as much as taking her wedding vows?
Well (I thought), maybe she’s nervous, weddings take a lot of time and planning or maybe she’s just needing a little fun to counter all the seriousness of a marriage commitment. She’d made a pretty dramatic statement, considering she was comparing her wedding ceremony to learning how to build a sandcastle. “How can this be?s” my reasoning asked again. It could be that she’s the artistic type who desires to show off her talents to her friends and family who would be attending her Destin wedding.or Maybe, for as long as she has dreamed about getting married – she has also dreamed about building a beautiful sandcastle in the sand! Childhood
Regardless of the real reason she allowed me to quote her anonymously. Yet the fact still remains; SandCastle Lessons are something to look forward to. Whether you are a bride-to-be planning your Destin or 30A Wedding or just planning to take a vacation on The Emerald Coast of Florida you can schedule a SandCastle Lesson early so that you too have something every exciting to look forward to.
Beach Sand Sculptures also creates elegant Marriage Proposal and Wedding Sand Sculptures as well as Corporate marketing sand sculptures and Corporate Team Building Events.
Planning a vacation for an environmentally conscious family can be a daunting task. It seems just the idea of a family vacation could increase your carbon footprint. And will the whole family enjoy an eco-activity. How do I find ecotourism business? Before we can find an ecotourism business we need to know what we are looking for.
There are lot of guidelines and outlines for businesses desiring to offer eco-friendly activities. The phrase “triple bottom line” coined by John Elkington in 1994 gives us a good idea of the three benchmarks used to measure sustainable business. “Essentially, the triple bottom line takes ecological and social performance seriously, building it into a three-part organization model that functions along three axes: people, planet, and profit. In other words, rather than considering only profit in measuring a business’ success, the triple bottom line gets companies thinking beyond money to social and environmental factors as well”, suggests Green Marketing TV in an article titled, What is a Green Business?
According to the previous definition ecotourism activities that are concerned with and positively affect people, and do not damage and possibly even enhance the local/global environment are considered sustainable. Businesses that manage the first two points; people and environment also have to maintain profitability to continue being a Green Business. So there you have it! Where then can such an ecotourism activity be found?
On The Emerald Coast of course
Beach Sand Sculptures is a professional sandsculpting company based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. For several years now they have been playing on the beautiful sugar sand beaches of Destin and South Walton County, using and reusing the same water over and over again to create memories in the sand for family on vacation. These professional beach bums believe they offer the ultimate ecotourism activity in all the US and possibly the world.
It’s not just a SandCastle Lessons . . . it will be a vacation memory to last a lifetime!
Not only do they give “SandCastle Success” to their clients every time, they also create “SandCastle Envy” up and down the beach. “We teach them about tools, give them techniques and mentor them in creating their own 3 ½ foot tall sandcastle tower – first time!” explains owner and Head SandCastle Coach, Rick Mungeam.
Turtle welfare is a huge concern in Florida. SandCastles are constructed in consideration of the turtle’s role in our ecology. The top lighter sand is used to create stronger more detailed SandCastles without digging hole which may endanger the life of both females and hatchlings alike. The same sand can be infinitely re-used for SandCastle building without any effect on the environment.
The second ingredient in building SandCastles is water. It is the surface tension of water that actually holds the pieces of sand together; just as two plates in a sink of water are sometimes difficult to separate. Water is the magic that allows the construction of taller towers. SandCastle construction takes a considerable amount of water, but gravity drain through the sand and returns it back the emerald green waters of The Gulf of Mexico. Therefore the two natural resources using in SandCastle Lessons; sand and water are always recycled and return to their natural state.
If you remember our three part axes you might be asking the question; what about people? How do SandCastle Lessons affect people. That’s a good and very important question.
When Rick and Capri Mungeam started teaching SandCastle Lessons they were trying to teach people how to build taller more successful sandcastles. Then something very exciting happened. The SandCastle Lessons started getting Tripadvisor reviews expressing something magically unexpected. First, the #1 Tripadvisor Activity in Destin, Florida. Second, the tenor of the reviews continues to be, “Best Family Activity Ever”. This was a pot of gold at the end of a spectacular rainbow. Not only do SandCastle Lessons utilize the environment in a positive manner, they also provide an exceptionally unique quality family experience that creates family memories like none other. These Tripadvisor reviews have moved SandCastle Lessons with Beach Sand Sculptures to become the #1 Tripadvisor Activity in Destin, Florida thus creating an increased demand for more SandCastle Lessons.
“iI 2013 we could not keep up with the demand – the two of us could only do so many lessons per week”, Mungeam confessed. Rick’s wife, Capri, sadly expressed, “It was heart breaking to turn people away because we knew how great the experience would be for their family”. To meet the need in 2014, the couple hired and trained several new SandCastle Coaches who provided the same tips and techniques to give families “SandCastle Success” and cause “SandCastle Envy”, and therefore turning The Emerald Coast beaches a whole lot more GREEN.
For more information on SandCastle Lessons and to Schedule your own ecotourism activity go to www.BeachSandSculptures.com
A) AmbianceWe all know when planning an engagement proposal the essential atmosphere must be elegant romance.
B) Be Quiet – !Surprise Her!This is a MUST, it’s the name of the game. This is THE ONLY TIME it’s okay to lie and she will be willing to instantly forgive you – so make it GOOD!
C) Create the Story you want told, and retold“When considering a proposal, think about what it will be like to rehash the way it went down for the rest of your life,” says Jon Finkel in How To Propose,The Ultimate Proposal Guide. Few time in your life will you choose in advance what you are going to do and say for a moment in your life that you and your future wife will talk about – FOREVER! Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, she might even blog about it. This is a pivotal point in your life – the way your friends and your girlfriends friends, your family, her family and your future children will think of you is entirely in your hands at this moment. In a very subtle way the way your propose might even be more important than the actual wedding. You have one shot – make it memorable!
A Marriage Proposal Sand Sculpture will fulfill all the criteria; The sunset beach, walking hand in hand, the water rhythmically caressing the shore (Romance Scale – a good 7). Now as she dreamily looks down the beach she notices, “Something in the sand”. Lead by curiosity and wonder an elegant sand sculpture draws her near. This is something special, someone went to a lot of work, this is BEAUTIFUL (Romance Scale nearing 9). She loves the idea of such a romantic gesture and as she thinks how lucky the girl must be you can hear a nearly inaudible exhaled, “oh”. You begin to “count the ways” you love her. She is confused, she doesn’t understand what’s happening. This gorgeous sand sculptures has her name of it! You quickly pull out the black velvet box and drop to one knee. Her brain has now caught up with reality. In an instant she understands; you are proposing to her, you are asking, “Will You Marry Me?” She has now become the luckiest girl on the beach, she is the recipient of the treasured love she was just moments earlier wishing she had – have now become all her own (Romance Scale – Off the Chart!). Every girl dreams of being the object of this kind of love, TRUE LOVE. A marriage proposal made made with sand is truly the stuff of a girls dreams. And you, still on one knee with diamond ring extended, are the ONE (Da Man) who did this for her! FOR HER! She’s gonna say, “YES”.
Marriage Proposals are honestly our favorite sand sculptures to create. We don’t claim to know everything about romance and love, we are very much like the writer of Proverbs 30:18-20 who stated that “the way of a man with his girl” falls into the category of too wonderful for me and something I do not understand. What we do know is; love is precious. We also know, after almost 30 years of marriage, is that keeping love alive , doing those special things, going the extra mile for your spouse, and creating special memories are very important. Not always easy, but very much worth the time and effort in the long run. And isn’t that what we are shooting for?
Nervous?We’ve got your back, Man! This is not our first rodeo. Rick personally walks you through the whole process. He will talk with you about your ideas and along with his experience the two of you will come up with a design that is both unique and fits your budget. Email Rick@BeachSandSculptures.com today with your phone number
BasicsStarting at $500.00, our base sand sculpture, on the beach, requires 2 people 4-5 hours to complete (a total of 8-10 man hours) and hauling water, right around 1 ton, up from the Gulf in 5 gallon buckets. We will maintain security of your sand sculpture until you arrive. Candid photography of your Romantic Sand Sculpture Proposal can be arranged for $100.00 (digital with no photo processing – electronically available).
For more information on Marriage Proposal Sand Sculptures contact info@BeachSandSculptures.com
We’ve tried and tried to blog about how SandCastle Lessons impact the family. Yet, never could we tell the story the same as this young man, in his own words.
SandCastle Lessons with Beach Sand Sculptures are fun or ALL
“Fun For All”
5 of 5 stars5 out of 5 Stars on Tripadvisor in Destin, Florida
This was not what I expected when my mom told me we were spending the afternoon building a sandcastle. Honestly, I was not happy about going and didn’t think she was serious. After all, what 18 year old guys want to build a sandcastle with their family? Well when the day came I had a surprise…she was serious. I had a negative attitude and thought the whole thing was stupid. My attitude changed when I met Rick. He was so cool and funny and before I knew it we were knee deep in sand and having fun. We had a great time and it was a totally different experience. Rick is a great guy with a great sense of humor and he made it all the more fun. Teenagers, do not knock this until you have tried it. I promise you, you will have a great time!
Thank you Bryce, your honesty and encouragement is priceless!
To learn more or schedule a SandCastle Lesson go tohttp://www.BeachSandSculptures.com