Thursday, June 9, 2011


Last year, my family started a yearly tradition of spending a week on the beach in Destin, FL.  Last year, I sadly looked at the facebook posts and pictures wishing I could be there and cursing the start of summer classes coinciding with the vacation.  This year, the beach trip again had me stalking facebook updates for pictures and wishing I could be there for the fun.  It had been 6 months since I'd last seen everyone- a new record.
crystal clear water.
Wednesday I got the bright idea that I could beg for the end of the week off and drive down early Thursday morning to spend 2 days and come back Saturday.  That's exactly what I did.  Sadly, Hubs had to hold down the fort at home (claiming something about working to support our zoo), so I made the trip alone.  15 hours in a car by myself was a small price to pay for the fun I had.

There was sand castle building...

and wave jumping...

And long hours on the beach with cloudless skies and perfect breezes.

These two were, of course, endless fun.

We ate some delicious dinners and played at the boardwalk area complete with ziplining and trampoline jumping.

We got dressed up for pictures on the beach until the storm clouds came in and moved our pictures to the balcony. 

It was such a fun few days and I'm so glad I made the trip down.  Thanks again to the fam for letting me crash their beach party.  I'm hoping to return next year!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you got to come. We had so much fun with you as always. Can't wait to come visit you in a few weeks.