Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What I Did On Summer Vacation #1

I almost titled this post, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" but thought that was just a little harsh and more negative than I really wanted it to be. I did want to share with everyone a little about our beach trip. Some was good, some was bad and some was a little ugly, but that's how it goes for most folks I imagine.

We drove from Sheridan, Arkansas to Gulf Shores, Alabama with a three year old in the car. Now, you might imagine that was probably bad, but LMW was pretty well behaved, even when we were stuck in traffic several times due to construction and auto accidents. We lost about two hours in those standstills and he was a good boy for the most part. It wound up taking us 12 hours to actually reach our condo.

We were all in awe of the condo and but couldn't really get out on the beach until Monday due to the weather.
 He's such a cheeser. We decided to do a little early shopping and wound up visiting with pirates.

View from the balcony. You can see the clouds moving in and it rained all day Sunday. With the waves being pretty chopping and harsh. Not a place for a little boy.

It began to slack off about supper time so we left to go eat. Here I'll say that the food we ate all week was good, but nothing to rave about. I kept expecting to get one of those meals where you roll your eyes and sigh because it's so tasty. Didn't happen.
It was still overcast Monday, but not raining so we decided to introduce the little one to the sand and waves.

Since it wasn't hot, he liked it just fine but he really preferred the pool.
The next day was perfect. Unfortunately, he wasn't a big fan of the heat, or the dry sand in his shoes. Not into building castles or even fighting the waves but he stuck it out long enough for us to get a few pictures. Back to the pool he wanted to go.

Here are shots at the Gulf State Park pier.


That's the first installment. More to come.


Y said...

All the pictures are so stinkin' cute! I love your description of LMW, Cheeser! Gotta remember that! He has the biggest, sweetest smile ever!!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh no! Road construction? That's not going to be fun with L. We are going the end of July. Love all the pics. I hate that y'all had such horrible weather while y'all were there. I heard about the riptides, etc. SCARY! Great pics of LMW - big boy!