Monday, July 22, 2013

Vacation to Destin, FL

Last week we went on vacation with the Guin clan to Destin! Jason, me, and the boys drove halfway down a night early to Montgomery so we wouldn't have to make the whole trek in one day. Jason said we HAD to stop at the Peach Park on our way!

Mmmmm... fried peach pie. 

A little roughhousing before bed. 

Country Folks restaurant where we stopped after driving for over an hour with NO FOOD CHOICES in sight. I was like YES PLEASE, ANYWHERE! Let's eat!!

We watched Monsters, Toy Story 2, Nemo, and Winnie the Pooh over the course of our car riding time (there and back)

We decided to stay in on our first night and just order pizza and relax. Which was good because I was POOPED! Then Miller Man decided it would be fun to get up at 6:30am on Sunday morning so we made the best of it and went out on the balcony to hang out. 

That night we went to AJ's with all the Guins.

Sam & V, Nick, Mom & Dad (Mimi & Poppy, that is), Jason, Jack and Miller. This was my attempt to get the whole table, which didn't end up including Vanessa. So I tried to do a panoramic shot, and...

...Panoramics aren't great for people's faces - check out Nick!!! Ahh!!

We got a fun family picture and I didn't even realize Jason was holding Miller over one of the holes until afterwards! Too funny!!

feeding the fish

Jason's expert parking skills

It was SUPPOSED to rain all week, but thank goodness we had really good weather! 

Hanging out on the beach!

My Miller Man!!

Sweet Jack giving Mommy an "mmm-mah" 

Our little set up.

Right before the trip, we were having all kinds of issues with Miller's tummy (I'll explain more in his 5 month post), so we decided to put him on formula for the whole vacation. Luckily he takes a bottle well and this night at dinner, he decided he was a big boy and would hold it himself!! :)

Speaking of that night (Monday)... we're happily eating our dinner at Dewey Destin, minding our own business, when it starts thundering off in the distance. It gets closer, closer, closer and then we're like "Oh my word - it's gonna open UP on us!" We were sitting on the patio, pretty much in the direct path of the brewing storm, but luckily they got us an inside table and we were able to RUN inside (literally) with all our food before we got drenched. Whew. That was cah-razy.

Tuesday we went outlet shopping while the boys played golf. 
We love Buh-nessa!!

That night we went to Captain Daves for dinner and Nick tried crab legs for the first time. Jason is quite the crab legs expert so Nick got to learn from the master.

Sweet Aunt & Uncle

Wednesday morning, Jason, Nick, and the boys and I went to the Donut Hole for breakfast. This spread doesn't even include Jason's food, because he inhales his meals. It was REALLY yummy!!

Another day at the beach, despite his face - he enjoyed it!

Beach family!!

Sitting in the inflatable Jake pool!

Wednesday night we went over to the Baytowne Wharf to walk around and eat dinner at the Acme Oyster House. Dude - BEST meal we had! It was sooooo good!! 

Nick did a chipping contest to win a boat, and came REALLY close! We were proud of him.

It was also Mom and Dad's anniversary!! 31 years!

On the balcony Thursday morning before we left our condo.

overlooking the pool

panoramic (which I'm still no good at)

The Guin's left on Thursday to head home and we decided to stay another night in Destin. We went back down to the area near AJ's and walked around. Jack was desperate to go on the choo-choo train and who are we to deny him such a treat?!
That face. I die.

Here's a video of the train:

Then we went on a dolphin cruise! It was fun and we saw lots of dolphins, but oh my goodness... we would not go on this boat again. It was completely open, as in NO SHADE. So we slathered the boys in sunscreen, and I did my best to shield my sleeping Miller.

...and I got burned. Ugh.

Here's a video of the cruise:

Thursday night we went back to the Baytowne Wharf and walked on the pier that we didn't know you could get to the first night!

...and we ate at the Acme Oyster House again! Yum!! (And we were served by a Taylor Swift lookalike! No joke!!)

silly boy sitting in the window at our hotel

being a helpful big brother on the way home - "I wanna hold it!"

"Brother - be quiet and quit kicking my chair. I'm trying to sleep."

Another fabulous vacation for the summer of 2013!!

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