Saturday, August 8, 2009
We always have to go to Lulu's and eat and shop when we come to Gulf Shores. It is such a great place to go. It is a restaurant by Jimmy Buffet's sister. You eat outside and there are sandy places for the kids to play and all that. The gift shop of course is a favorite of mine. I could shop there all day long. But the guys eventually make the women leave. LOL I got the chicken tacos, they were pretty good. My favorite thing was our fried green tomatoes appetizer, yummy stuff. They had this awesome dipping sauce for it that was delicious! If you are ever in Gulf Shores, you should try Lulu's but make sure you go before 4 because the wait at night time is crazy. The first year we learned that by going at night and they told us it would be a three hour wait. So go early! :)
This is my favorite picture to take of the girls on the beach. It makes it look like it is just them and the beach! :) We are still having a blast on the beach. Not ready to go home yet, of course. My girls are getting so tan! And luckily, knock on wood, noone has gotten burned yet.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We went to one of our favorite restaurants tonight, Tacky Jacks. You eat outside and it is nice with the breeze. You sit on these really tall chairs. We waited on a table outside for about 30 minutes or so, it wasn't too bad. As we were leaving it starting pouring down rain. But we made it to the car and back to the condo. Billy went down to try out the sauna. I went there for a few minutes, but I just don't think it is my bag, baby! :) Larry Jess and Deborah went down to the gym. I am just chillin' in the room with the kiddos. Thinking about going to bed soon and getting up early and looking for shells on the beach. Oh yeah, and the souvenir shop there had the best jewelry I have seen so far. So yeah, I spend too much money! Not news to anyone. LOL
Right down the road, there was the Pensacola Lighthouse. My mom has always wanted to see one, and we didn't realize there was one right down the road from where we were. It wasn't open to go in, it is only open to the public on Saturdays. My mom doesn't like heights so she didn't want to go up in it anyways. It was a pretty place with a house by it. The papers said it is haunted too! At night, they tell ghost stories and such when you go in it. Anyways, we walked around it and took pictures. It was a nice place. This is a picture of the girls and my mom with the lighthouse.
We went to the Pensacola Aviation Museum. Of course, Billy absolutely loved it and probably could have stayed there all day! This picture is of the kids on an anchor outside of the museum. They all loved it. There was a play area for the little kids. Also there were lots of planes they had set up to take the kids pictures in. They had a gift shop and an IMax theater. We all went and watched The Magic of Flight, which was about the Blue Angels. It was a great museum.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The jellyfish returned today! The kids were not too happy about it. They caught a few and then tested them out by touching them underneath and they didn't sting them. We are not sure what kind they are and if they really hurt of not. They don't seem to hurt, but we may be wrong. So, they decided it would be okay to go out into the water. They played on their boards and threw around a ball Logan got that doesn't sink that is made to play in water. They had so much fun. The boys have been out there twice today, and are ready to go back out now. :) We are getting ready to eat some pizza here in the room and then going to play some putt putt golf. So, there will be more pictures later! :)
Today, the girls got a little braver about getting in and playing in the water! They would get close to the waves and then run away whenever it would get closer. Caylea got brave and walked with me a little closer and she fell in the wave and loved it! It was hilarious. Me and Deborah went this morning and got us some beach chairs that sit low to the ground and we loved sitting in them. So we got some sun today, but I don't think anyone has gotten burnt yet! Knock on wood. LOL
This morning, Billy woke up early with the three oldest boys and took them out to the beach. They wanted to boogie board early when there weren't as many people out there. I woke up when they left and watched them play from the balcony. My dad walked along the beach and looked for shells. The fun was cut short because it started lightning, however, we never got any rain. There was a beautiful complete rainbow that appeared, but we couldn't get the whole thing in the picture. It was so pretty!
Monday, August 3, 2009
The girls love the water, we went down this morning and played at the beach. Caylea's favorite thing to do this year is to try and catch shells in a net. Brianna loves to play in the sand. Logan loves to boogey board. That is all he did the whole time. I got out in the water and it is pretty cold! We tried to take the girls out there and they screamed the whole time and wanted back on shore. Luckily, so far, there are no jellyfish this year, they were really bad last year.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
girls put their feet in and played and played. It was so cute. I got
some great pics I will try to post later this week.
The women went to Walmart to stock up on food. It was a crazy place!
Everyone on vacation was there I think. It took a very long time and
the kids were at the condo crying for food. Lol. But we got a lot of
food. The kids got their food and were happy. :)
We are now snuggled in the bed trying to get some sleep! Talk to you
We just stopped and ate at our famous Wendys we always go to. The kids
feed the seagulls that hang out there. I am sure the locals love that.
They know when we get there we are almost there.
Soon there will be singing of song they "made up" of a combination of
'final countdown' and the song that weird guy on American Idol sang
with the feather hat. They modified it to say "you are my brother/
sister, best friend forever". Lol. They always sing before we get to
somewhere on vacation. I love my crazy kids. :)
pictures and had a potty stop. The kids were super excited about going
over the big bridge.
I think that place had the most powerful toilets known to man. Me and
the girls were standing as far away as we could from it when it
flushed so as not to get toilet water on us. I hope we succeeded but
no promises. :)
We all got a refill on caffeine and on our way again. There has been
some sleeping and now the kids are playing with toys and games. 236
miles to go, about halfway there!!!