Friday, July 15, 2011

Beach trip 2011!!!!!!!!

I'm going to try and break this down in to different post so that it's not so overwhelming when trying to read. So be sure to look at all of them. We had a great time. We arrived on Saturday and the check out day was Wednesday, but me and Dustin had already talked about staying a little longer or maybe going somewhere else. We were just gonna see what happened. Our trip consisted mostly of going to the beach and eating. Seemed like every time you turned around someone was asking what was going to eat. But that's what we were there for to enjoy the food and beach. :)

You'll read about Sunday and Monday in a different post. But Tuesday me and Dustin took all the kids to the beach, Jeremy and Melia had some errands to run. They brought us lunch back and I don't think we went back to the beach, I think we all just chilled and then got ready and headed over to the Oyster House, which was my least favorite of all, but that's ok Dustin really enjoyed it. Of course there was another t-shirt purchase that Konnor just thought he had to have and a small purchase for Kensley so she didn't feel left out. Then it was back to the room to get dressed for beach pictures. I will post them separately. We stopped and got some cookies to bake and me, Dustin and Konnor took a night stroll on the beach. It was really nice. Here are a couple of pics from that night. They aren't the greatest because they were taken with Dustin's phone.

We did some shopping on Wednesday because it was raining. We ran in to a few people we knew and talked a little and then headed over to Lambert's to eat. We had to wait awhile, but it was well worth it. It was probably our favorite meal. Then we headed back over to the outlets to finish up our shopping, where we then saw Stephanie and Stewart. We chatted for a little bit and parted. We headed back to the condo where we got ready and went back out to the beach. Oh and I forgot to mention that Jeremy and Melia headed home today and she called to see if we could have the condo for the rest of the week and the lady gave us two nights free, we were so excited. We talked them in to letting her kids stay so that our kids would have someone to play with. That night Dustin just went and grabbed us something to eat and brought it back to the condo.

Thursday the kids were wanting to go somewhere and do something so we took them to ride go carts. I don't have any pics because I was too lazy to carry my camera in. But while the boys were waiting to ride the Wild Woody, it started pouring rain, so we left and went back to Lulu's to eat and then back to let them ride. Back to the beach that afternoon and then to King Neptune's to eat supper. We had to wait forever to be seated, but I think Dustin will say that it was worth it. He had a pound of crab legs and all sorts of sides. We had been there for about 2 1/2 hours and the girls just couldn't take anymore, they laid their heads down and went to sleep.

Friday was pack-up day and head back to Huntsville. I got up early and starting cleaning up and packing things up. We headed on over to Cracker Barrell for breakfast and headed out. We probably weren't on the road 30 min and Kensley already had to make a pit stop. Once we finally got going, we were making pretty good time. We stopped in B'ham to eat some lunch and got back home around 3. Now it's back to the real world of working, cleaning and going to and fro. Have a good weekend!

Random pics from the beach!

Here are just a bunch of random pics from our trip. Hope you enjoy!

This is Kensley most of the trip, she just wanted to sit and soak up the sun.

And this was Konnor most of the time, letting the waves knock him down, which consisted of the getting shells and sand all in his shorts.

The kids trying to do handstands in the ocean.

Kensley and her dad riding the waves.

Konnor is in the wave, you can barely see him.

This was the view from our house.

Family pictures on the beach.

Tuesday evening we rode down and made some beach pictures. I think they turned out good. These are just in random order. Let me know what you think.

Pics from 4th of July...

This is the day we were probably at the beach the longest and we got lots of sun, but all worth it in the end. :) We let Kamron talk us in to going to Jake's steakhouse for supper that night and well let's just say we didn't let Kamron make any of the food decisions anymore. We came back to the condo to watch the fireworks from our balcony. We had a great view and best of all we didn't have to fight all that traffic. Here are a few from the night.

The boys sporting their new sunglasses they just had to have.

Eating at Lulu's....

The first night we ate at Shirmp Basket and it was late before we decided and so crowded that we just got it to go and went back to the condo to eat it.

Sunday consisted of getting up and going to the beach. Jeremy and Dustin headed out to scope things out to eat and do. They did a little shopping while they were out and about too. Don't let Dustin fool you, he loves to shop just as much as I do. :) We had lunch in that day and headed to Lulu's for supper.

This was one of our favorite restaurants. We had stopped by the night before to get a menu and they told us the best time to come was around 4 in evening and it wouldn't be as crowded, so that is just what we did. And we only had to wait about 15 min. So while we waited we shopped. It was probably where I bought most of my purchases. Everyone got a t-shirt and I bought me two necklaces and Kensley a necklace. We also went back a second time where I purchased yet another necklace. They had some really cute ones at a good price. I highly recommend going here if you have never been. They have lots of things for the kids to do while you wait for your table. There is also a smoothie and snow cone stand, which of course we had to purchase some of those too. :) The food is great and the atmosphere is wonderful too.