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Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Last Friday morning we set off for 5 days in Panama City Beach, Florida.  Last year was the first year we organized the Koenig-Robinson-Satterfield vacation.  This year was round two and even more fun than last year! We arrived at the beach around noon.  After getting checked in and getting some lunch, Kurt volunteered to stay in the condo and put the kids down for a nap while everyone else headed down to the beach.  It was great because we got a solid half day out there before heading back up to the condo.  We all got ready and went out to eat at a place called Salt Water Grill.  They have a huge floor to ceiling aquarium there so it's good food and something neat to look at. 

The next morning was Saturday and we had a family breakfast.  In total there are 19 of us!  It was raining in the morning so we lounged around the condo.  After lunch the sun came out again so we got another half day down at the beach.  Sarah and Jake stayed behind to nap.  But Luke refused to nap so we took him to the beach with us.  Soon after he got to the beach he crashed sprawled out on a chair under the umbrella.  For dinner that night we went out to my favorite place...Pompano's!  But Luke was super fussy from the weird nap he took so I had to hold him the entire meal.  Not fun!

Luke's nap on the beach chair
Luke pleading to be held thoughout dinner

The next morning we enjoyed another family breakfast as it was Mother's Day!  Kurt gave me a charm bracelet with the kids' pictures on it.  It was perfect!  I gave my mom a big surprise when I gave her a combo Mother's Day/Birthday gift of concert tickets to see Madonna at Phillips Arena! Again the rain delayed us until the afternoon for going out to the beach. Luke decided to stay in with Kurt and I took Sarah and Jake down to the beach and they had a ball!  For dinner we all went out to a restaurant I had never tried called Boar's Head.  It came highly recommended but it was not that good.  Lesson learned.

The sweet charm bracelet
Aqua Man!

Splashing in the water

The following morning was Monday and we finally had some nice weather right from the start.  We got to enjoy a whole day down at the beach.  We brought an inflatable pool so the kids could play in it filled with ocean water.  We were pretty sure none of them would want to actually get in the ocean.  But Sarah proved us wrong on that too.  She loved the water!  That evening my Mom and her friend Devon volunteered to stay in the condo and watch the kids so Kurt and I could have a dinner alone.  We went to our favorite place (Captain Jack's) for the giant crab legs...yummy yummy!  Then he and I went to see the new movie Avengers.  We ended up walking along the beach and then sitting by the water talking for awhile.  It was a great night.

Kids playing in their beach pool

Sarah walking the beach with her Nanny
Our last morning there was Tuesday.  We had to pack everything up and check out of our room early but we weren't ready to leave.  We moved all our stuff to Nanny & Pa's condo since they were staying the whole week.  That gave us a few extra hours to enjoy the beach.  Once we did get on the road toward home, it was pretty smooth sailing.  That is of course until the last 50 or so miles.  With less than an hour to go, we blew a tire on our minivan.  Kurt had to change the tire with very little between him and the busy interstate.  There was not much of a shoulder on the spot we had to stop.  Kurt got the spare tire put on and we were back on the road although neither of us wanted to drive over 55mph.  Lucas had lost all patience with traveling by this time and cried/screamed the rest of the way home.  Needless to say we were beyond exhausted by the time we got home.  But it really was a great trip.  I'm already counting down the days until next year!

Oh so tired!

Pure exhaustion!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a GREAT trip! Scary about the blowout...thankful everyone is alright and you made it safely home! Why have I never thought about taking an inflatable pool down to the beach? Saves from trecking back and forth to the beach and pool...BRILLIANT!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the house happy for you!!
    Kim Madison