Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our trip to the beach. Part 2

I've been really bad about updating this blog since I've been on summer vacation. But after a long day, celebrating Father's Day at the pool, I'm now ready to share the rest of our vacation pictures. By the way, Happy Father's Day everyone! :)

We got in the hot tub:

We walked on the beach:

We had blue snow cones at Lulus:

Yes...we know the snow cone was blue...

We got blue, glittery, star tattoos at Lulus. Can you tell that blue is our favorite color?

We ate delicious, fried okra. It was on the appetizer menu!

Wow! What a gorgeous family! He is so handsome. And how does she do her hair? And what a beautiful, well-behaved, little girl!

We had a photo-session on the beach one evening.

And in the middle of our vacation, look what showed up! A big boat with booms in the water. Oil was on the way. It was approximately 5 miles out at that point. We never smelled it and didn't see it until Friday, which was our last day.

We had butterfinger blizzards from Dairy Queen and drank them pool-side. This is the life!

Mommy gave private swimming lessons and we learned how to float on our back.

Pie gave Caroline a bath and washed her hair. This is actually a very funny story. When mom wrapped her hair up in the towel, Caroline looked at herself in the mirror and said, "I look like an ice-cream cone." HA! I asked what kind of ice cream cone she was, and she replied, "Guh-nilla" (vanilla). When the towel fell off of her head, she shouted, "Oh no! I'm melting!" LOL ...I don't want to say she's a creative-genius, but...

We had an assortment of fresh doughnuts for breakfast one morning. NOTE: I said "one" morning. Not every morning that we were on vacation. Pie said someone needed to take a picture of that beautiful sight, so I obliged.

Daddy and Puddin' dug a big hole with a drainage ditch, so that the waves would create a private pool for Caroline. ...Yes, Puddin' is a contractor, home-builder, and entrepreneur. Daddy is a what do you expect?

And on our last day, a piece of expandable foam washed up on the beach and it was covered with oil. There was also oil residue on the sand along the beach.

Never fear, Puddin's here!
In all seriousness, if you know him, he investigated, called the Orange Beach Sheriff's Department, and they came right out. They let him know it was the first sighting of oil on their beach, they collected his evidence, and they were off. Puddin' spent the rest of the day collecting oil covered sand and shells, and patrolling the beaches.

We still had a great time at the beautiful pools!

And the view was spectacular!

And at the end of our vacation, after we had checked-out...we got on the elevator and saw this sign:

We had an amazing time! We will be going back next year. Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Rachel,
    Thamks for your comment about our beautiful ALABAMA GULF COAST and a BIG THANK YOU for coming down for your vacation...that means the world to us as locals. Looks like all of you had a great time:) Check back with me...I'm going to have a FUN giveaway!