Sunday, August 12, 2012
Our Beach Vacation 2012
We set out on our vacation early Friday morning, August 3rd. The trunk was packed with pillows, covers, suitcase, cooler, float, box fan and a few smaller items. The kids were in the back seat strapped in a ready to go! We had to make a quick trip over to fill up the car and then we headed out toward our friends' Keree and Russell's house, they pulled out behind us and we were off to the interstate. We made our usual stop by Hog N Bones to get some breakfast before actually starting towards the beach. :)
The ride there was uneventful just like I like it. No bad weather, no crazy drivers(well there was one), no unexpected stops other than the usual rest stop.
We got to our condo around lunch and checked in.
We then set off to Pier Park. Boy was it hot!!! We strolled around for a bit and we also got us some chocolate at Kilwins! Oh man that's some good chocolate!
We then went to Schooners to eat. The kids had fun coloring and throwing crayons(Cam!). Cam also had a good time watching the band set up all of their instruments for the music later that night.
We went to Walmart to get some snacks and the kids an airbrushed shirt; I also picked up some items to go in Cam's room once I redo the theme, then headed back to the condo so we could swim and swim some more! We went to the kiddie area and let the kids play. They loved it! We then went on over to the big pool and stayed there a bit before going back to the room.
Saturday the guys got up that morning and went to get us all some breakfast. We all then went to the beach, rented some chairs and swam in the ocean for a long time. The condo had oldies and some newer songs playing really loud and it was nice to sit on the beach listening to it! It rained a few times here and there but the kids weren't phased by it. Have you ever stood out in the rain at the beach where there's a constant breeze? That's some cold rain!
This picture is totally hilarious to me! He was trying to hold in his pee pee. Then he just couldn't anymore and squatted like this. LMBO!!
We took the kids back to the kiddie area before going up to the room to get a snack. In between trips we tried to get the kids to take a nap but Cam wasn't having it! LOL!
We all got washed up and showered then went out to St. Andrews to snap a few family pictures then we were off to Spinnaker to eat! I just LOVE their food, the atmosphere and appearance! I ate way too much and still had some to take back to the room.
After eating we went back to Walmart to pick up the kids' shirts and then we went back to the room to drop off the leftover food. We stayed there for a bit before going out to the pier.
We walked up the pier and watched the people fish. Cam was amazed at how he could see the fish/stingrays down below us. That pier is quite high and very long so needless to say me and Cam(I was wearing him with a hurt back in the Boba) didn't make it all the way to the end. ;) I managed to get a great shot of the view back towards our condo....way way back towards it. LOL!
We went across the street to a shop where I bought some more memorabilia for Cam and Karli's room.
After we left there we stopped by Dippin Dots and got us some. We sat outside and ate while watching the cars and people on motorcycles and scooters go by. Cam enjoyed that!
I got up before the others on Sunday morning and was getting my camera out when I heard Cam moving around trying to wake up. I was able to get this shot before he even opened his eyes. LOL! And yes he always wakes up smiling! :)
Soon everyone was up and we started loading the vehicles with our stuff and then checked out. This picture was taken right before we walked out. It was about the 3rd time I attempted to put his shirt on. He would rather be naked.
We went by Krystal to get us something to eat before we headed home. The kids slept almost the whole way back.
All in all we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. I had so much planned; Shipwreck Island, Gulf World, Captain Anderon's Shell Island and Dolphin Cruise but after mentioning all of this to Karli she said she didn't want to do any of it. I asked her what she wanted to do the whole time and she simply said, "Swim in the ocean." So just goes to show you you don't have to spend all kinds of money for kids to have fun and enjoy themselves. All that matters is that we had an awesome time and memories were made!