Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vacay Part #3-Daulphin Island, Alabama

So here I am wrapping up our summer vacation. 

 My beach girl on the front porch of our house.

 Cita and Gunnar having their coffee on the porch one morning. The mornings were beautiful.

Basically the only time we left the beach house was to eat a late lunch in town.

 This restaurant called, Tacky Jacks, had pieces of tape all over and you could leave a message. Ours is on the white tape. We stuck it to the bench where we ate!!!

 Posing with the giant fish!

 You were supposed to kiss the fish. Gunnar was our willing participant!

 Family Pic!

 Kyle and I on a morning walk down the beach.

 Daddy was sunning on the beach.

 Kyle, Fin, & Gunnar

 Slade "riding" the waves.

Little birdie picking for clams.

 The morning we left to head home, we took the ferry on Daulphin Island.

 Waiting for the ferry.

 We were so early, we were the first car in line.

 The kids really loved the ferry ride.

 I think this was a fort.

We stopped somewhere in Louisiana at a Bass Pro Shop so Kyle could shop.

Oops! One more of the ferry ride. Funny story...We made it all the way back to Weatherford, Tx the day we left. We got checked into the hotel around midnight. Kyle and I were in the elevator going up to the room and we got stuck. And we were stuck for about 35 minutes. It was the longest 35 minutes of my life. I will say that I do not recommend staying at the Hampton Inn in Weatherford, TX. Or if you do, use the stairs!!! For years, I have wanted to visit Gulf Shores, and it did not disappoint! It was an awesome trip! We really had a fantastic time. Lots of memories and we talk about it weekly, wishing we were sitting on the beach! I can still feel the sand on my toes..........

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Vacay Part #2 - Gulf Shores, Alabama

We made it to Gulf Shores on Wednesday afternoon. The last 60 miles of the trip seemed to take forever! We all felt like caged animals by the time we arrived. Since we could not check into our beach house until Thursday afternoon, we picked a neat hotel on the beach for the night.

 We immediately threw all the suitcases into the room and went to see the beach. It was really beautiful!

 This was the first time any of my kids had ever seen a beach. It was awesome watching their little faces and seeing them run around watching the waves wash over there little feet.

 On the beach behind the hotel, a guy was making these cool sand statues.

 We had to pose beside a few of his pieces. He would spray the color into the sand with little water bottles. I looked at his book of past creations, and it was really neat. He was working on a guitar when we left. We played on the beach that morning and then got our bags, ate lunch, and headed to Ft. Morgan where I house was located.

We arrived at the little green house and here was our view for the next five days.........

 Kids in front of a cool wall where we ate lunch at The Original Oyster House. It was my favorite meal of the whole trip.
 Gunnar loved the beautiful white sand. This beach has the best sand.

 Ahhh, I could stay here.....forever........

 Here's the only picture I ended up taking of the little green beach house! It wasn't fancy, but it had a million dollar view.

 Kyle actually sat down and rested. We don't see this happen often.

For the next four days, pretty much all we did was this.............

 Cita and the grands.

The sand toys we bought while there were a must have.

 Finnie and her shovel. She loved the sand, too.

 Cita lounging at the beach.

 Slade stopped to shovel sand but spent most of his days in the waves out in the ocean.

 Here are the little clams we dug up. There were millions and they would bury themselves right back into the sand when we dumped them out! It was really neat watching them. We spent lots of hours digging for clams.
 Our beautiful beach at sunset.