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Castle construction is a daily chore

Bob Barth, left, of Hagerstown, Md., and brother-in-law Chad Muxlow of Lansing, Mich., shave sand off a sand castle while dad Aaron Barth, right, adds pebbles to the parapet Friday afternoon in Sea Pines.
Bob Barth, left, of Hagerstown, Md., and brother-in-law Chad Muxlow of Lansing, Mich., shave sand off a sand castle while dad Aaron Barth, right, adds pebbles to the parapet Friday afternoon in Sea Pines.

The Barth family knows a thing or two about building sand castles. Construction of such is the foundation of their annual vacation on Hilton Head Island, now in its 15th year.

“We started working on this on Wednesday. It's the biggest one yet,” said brother-in-law Chad Muxlow of Lansing, Mich.,Muxlow. The group plans to build an even bigger castle next year with one strategic difference — “less sand,” Muxlow laughed.

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