Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Aahhh, vacation...so needed! :)




So, pretty much everyone who reads this blog has had the opportunity to view the pictures on Facebook or Kodak Gallery. I'll just post a quick trip summary.

(Here's a link to all of the pictures on Kodak Gallery if you haven't viewed them yet.)

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=17sggki7.5ro8q9wr&x=1&y=g11lcv&localeid=en_US

We had an amazing time! It didn't go perfectly, but it was a perfect vacation.

What we did...


  • kayaked in Tarpon Bay (no camera, in case the kayak tipped...)



  • spent a rainy morning exploring a shopping center



  • spent a rainy afternoon GETTING PROFESSIONAL MASSAGES!
    (Aaaaaah, a first for Mama & Daddy...but not a last!)



  • took Alex to the park



  • took a 3.5 mile bike ride to the lighthouse



  • went on a dolphin-watching cruise



  • hiked the trails at the conservation foundation



  • drove the 4 mile nature path at "Ding" National Park - saw birds, crabs, etc.



  • saw the "talking birdies" in the garden at Jerry's shopping center
    Note: even a pet-loving baby is terrified of birds that shout "HELLO" in your face!



  • splashed in the pool, a lot!!!


  • watched the sanderlings on the beach (Alex loved them!)



  • played in the sand



  • looked for shells



  • tried lots of fun restaurants


  • played sugar packet hockey while waiting for our food



  • made our own breakfast & lunch in the hotel room to save $$



  • found a road named after us ;)



  • took nightly walks on the beach



  • enjoyed our screened-in balcony


  • Found a restaurant named after Nana!



  • Mama & Alex took an early morning walk on the beach to see the sunrise



  • Daddy & Alex took walks around the resort property


  • said, "Hi Biscuit!" and thought of Jessica ;)



  • just relaxed & enjoyed a week with no schedule, no responsibilities, no ringing phone...

6 comments:

The Hamstras said...

So glad you had time to relax together. That's so important!

Kat said...

It sounds like you guys had a wonderful time!

Kevin Purdy said...

Were the Hi Biscuits on Purdy Drive?
-JessiKa Annette Is Purdy

Dawn said...

No, sorry. They were at Grandma Dot's restaurant, though, if that makes you happy! :)

Temeculamom said...

Great recap! It looks awesome! I want a vacation!

Susie said...

HOW FUN!!! Massages are the most wonderful thing ever! So glad you guys got to experience that on vacation...looks like lots of great memories made!