Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sun, Sand & Surf

So this time last week we were on the beach. Orange Beach, Alabama, to be more specific. And it was glorious. Well, everything except for the drive anyway. That was a looooong way to go with a toddler. But let's focus on the positive.

We left Friday evening and drove through the night to Maw Maw's house. After spending the next morning with her, we set out on the second leg of the trip and arrived shortly after 3pm. We unloaded our suitcases at the condo, grabbed some lunch at Gulf Island Grill (yum!), hit Wal-mart for a few necessities and then set out for the first of many trips to the beach.

Tiny, who I thought would hate the sand, was all about the grainy stuff. In fact, she even tried to eat it several times. She led the way to the waves and let us know quickly she wanted NOTHING to do with the water. :)

The views were spectacular even though it had rained a bit earlier. And we all played in the sand with our new sand toys...

...took in the view...

...and prepared ourselves for a week of fun in the sun and relaxation.

Tiny made it even more clear that she wanted nothing to do with the water a bit later on...

...and we bid adieu to the beach and set out for the condo pool.

That would be where the older girls spent most of their time for the entire week. But I didn't take any photos of the teens on this particular day because, well, they have a lot of requests these days. They only want pics when they are camera ready. And, even then, they have to approve the shot. 

So...while I recap vacation here, just know that I would LOVE to take TONS of photos of all of the kiddos on said trip. It just wasn't my choice. :-)

And that was day one...sweet and sandy. The next day Nana and Boppy would arrive shortly after our trip to Alligator Alley. Yep. You read that correctly...