Our family had a wonderful time together on our beach vacation. There is just something about those ocean waves and salt air that I love!
The good thing is we only had to drive about and hour and a half to our destination so it made you feel like you were on vacation but yet close enough to go back home if you needed too.
And...late in the afternoons we spent our time by the pool which made it nice.
We even had our very own live mermaid! The cutest thing was that our granddaughter Mallory would swim around with that mermaid tale on in the pool and there was one little girl that said to her brother with her eyes so big, "Look, there's a real mermaid". She had all the little girls attention.
We enjoyed our grands so much and I can assure you that little thing probably walked 100 miles on that beach.
Beach hair and we didn't care!
Nothing like family....
This girl decided to rest and matter of fact, she took several naps on the beach.
She wasn't the only one that napped.
Soninlove got in a few zzzzz's.
Our sand castles became a family affair.
Several of us got a little reading in. My daughter Kristy read a book. My granddaughter Mallory read a book and I managed to read two books. Nothing like reading a good book on the beach.
Had fun coloring each other's hair.
We went crab hunting a couple of nights and that is the most fun ever! Listening to the kids and "grownups" squeal is a hoot!
Speaking of crabs, we headed out one morning only to see this CRAB sitting next to the door. YES, he was alive too!
We had some good eating too. We took turns cooking our evening meals but we also went out to eat several times.
Great places to eat with beautiful scenery and atmosphere.
We even went out for ice cream...which just happened to be across the road from he condos.
This gal loves her some beach. She loves to boogie board and I think she wants to take up surfing.
That is when she's not doing a Coke commercial! LOL!
It was sure nice to go to bed when you wanted too and to get up when you wanted too and NO hair fixing and NO makeup! That was vacation for me!
Well, except when we went out to eat....
This little cutie was ready to go anytime and anywhere.
Yep, lots of memories made in the sand.
One morning while having my coffee I couldn't help but think about the families that never do anything together unless it's a holiday or an absolute Have-too! I thought about several families that I know that can't stand being in the same room with one another. I told the Lord that very morning to not EVER let me take my family for granite. We are so very blessed.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you....
I spotted Santa and his head elf on the beach.
I guess even Santa needs a little beach time.
Hugs and blessings,