The view from our balcony.
A quick family photo before we head down to the beach.
Look at my crazy hair!
As usual, B-train headed straight for the waves.
The water felt fabulous.
Like a warm bath.
It was this sea breeze when you got OUT
that was a killler.
Care Bear spent most of her time in the sand.
Whit had a good time boogie boarding.
So did Drew.
Not long after we got down to the water, a fellow beachgoer informed me that she'd seen sharks swimming in and out of the waves close to shore. It creeped me out. I didn't want to get in any water deeper than my waist. You can see the rest of the family were willing to take that risk. And none of us were attacked.
When we were sufficiently chilled, we packed up all of our beachy paraphernalia
and spent some quality time in the hot tub.
Thankfully our hotel had indoor water parks.
B played a little basketball.
The girls loved playing with their daddy.
Caroline was all over the place in her water wings.
It was cute to see her feeling so confident and independent in the pool.
There was lots to keep us busy other than freezing our tushies outside.
The girls got balloon animals: a snail and a sword.
They had a great magic show, where the girls got to help with a trick.
C got her face painted. A shark. It made me nervous.
We ate LOTS of good food.
We took the kids out for hibachi.
Their first time.
The big kids (including me and Andrew) loved it.
Caroline liked the food, but that fire was a little
too close for comfort. She wanted out of there.
Then next day, Andrew took the big kids out for crab.
One of their FAVORITE foods on the planet.
Drew said he doesn't think he's ever had two meals
THAT good back-to-back.
After checking out of our hotel,
we headed to Broadway at the Beach.
That place is so much fun.
If you're willing to spend a few bucks.
Which we normally aren't.
But we splurged.
A pretty girl on a pretty horse.
I almost got sick just watching her.
Double bubble toil and trouble
B defeated the goblin king. Woo hoo!
Hold on tight...
And enjoy the ride!
Care Bear saw lots of other tourists taking their
pictures in cutouts, so she wanted to join in on the fun.
We didn't go in here, but isn't that a cool building?
While it wasn't the tropical getaway we'd anticipated,
we had a fabulous time.
Next time, we'll hope for a little more sun.