Sunday, August 12, 2007

Beach Trip!

We took a mini vacation to Gulf Shores, AL July 28th and 29th. We hadn't been since Sept. 2003 then Hurricane Ivan came through in 2004 and tore everything up so this trip was mainly to see how everything had built back up and scout out places to stay for our longer beach trip Labor Day weekend. Everything looked great, if not better really. Some things were gone or still the way they were left after Hurricane Ivan but not too bad. We also found a nice place to stay. Eddie's brother and his wife's family had a place right on the beach that we really liked. And we happened to meet one of the resident's there who fell in love with Chase =) She owns 2 condos in this she lives in and one she rents. So she took us up and showed us around. It was only a one bedroom but it was cute and that's all we need anyway. There's a pull out couch bed or the kids can sleep on their blow up mattress's. It overlooks the pool and the beach. And she can't wait for us to come back. She'll be surprised though because when we go back we will be staying in the condo next to hers. We have a few other people coming this time so her one bedroon unit won't work. But it will when we go back with just our family in November.

Anyway, we had a really good weekend and the weather was perfect! Stayed on the beach Saturday then went out to eat (which was a bad idea! There was over an hour wait everywhere we went!) then swam that night. Sunday we went to this really cool amusement park that had a really neat wooden go cart track that kinda went up and around like a roller coaster! The kids had a blast! We figured we would do that early before it got too hot or busy. Then we stayed on the beach the rest of the day and swam in the pool.
Of course Eddie got sunburned! I told him to put on the sunscreen but he just wouldn't listen. Oh well, he paid for that one in a big, BIG way! Kinda goes with the "I HATE THIEVES" story below. Had he not gotten sunburned he would have taken the video camera out of the car when he was supposed to instead of leaving it in there to get stolen!
Anyway, it's 2 weeks later and he's still peeling! I can't wait for Labor Day weekend to get here!


Becky said...

I'm glad you guys had a great trip. It sounds like a wonderful place to be. We want to go somewhere but we're just not sure where. We did Disney this year but we're itchin to get away again. I hope the next two visits you make there are awesome. And If men would listen....the world would be a totally different place. :)

Amy said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, the kids are all getting so big!!

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