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Beach Trip 2008 June 13, 2008

Posted by Laura in Family.

Every summer for the last 7 or so years, my extended family has reserved condos on the Alabama coast and spent a week playing in the sun and sand, sometimes fishing, and recently scuba diving. The yearly beach pilgrimage has come to an end and we now return to regular life on the farm. We’ve got suntans, seashells, and fond memories. Here are a few pictures.

It’s hard to tell here, but Lydia really enjoyed bobbing in the pool. The only glitch to her week was that Lydia is apparently cutting new molars, so there wasn’t much sleeping. Hope we get all four molars at once!

Rachel was very proud of her new found ability to swim and tread water in the 5 foot depth of the pool.

Rachel had a great time treasure-seeking in this enormous pile of shells.

This was as far as Benjamin wanted to go back into the water after being stung in 2 places by softball sized jellyfish. Rachel later got stung too. We found lemon juice worked well to neutralize the sting.

This is next to the jetty beside the condo. Lots of people fish here, Joe and Benjamin like to snorkel, and it’s a great place to watch boats come and go.

Here they are with cousin Kay on the jetty rocks. You can see the pass behind them.

Lydia preferred the safety of the umbrella to the scary waves.

We see this pose a lot, no matter where we are. She’s like her mama in that she doesn’t like to have anything stuck to her feet and sand bothered her. She isn’t a fan of shoes, but there is a lot of dirt out there in the world. Feet must be frequently inspected and cleaned.

Joe got to go on two scuba trips, one with my brother Chris and one with my sister Sheryl. They dove some sunken vessels out of Pensacola. The second trip was particularly good. Maybe he’ll share more about it later.

It was a great week with reluctant goodbyes, but it’s always good to come home too. Thanks to the whole family clan for a very nice week.



1. Laura - June 13, 2008

I forgot to mention that we were also fortunate enough to see all the paternal grandparents as we passed through AL . It was nice to get to visit with PawPaw and Annie on the way down and Beck on the way back. Love you all too!

2. Dreamer - June 14, 2008

Looks like you all had a great time. Glad to hear you are back home safely.

3. reeska - June 16, 2008

I’m glad you all had so much fun!!! I prayed for you last week, as I figured you had went. I can’t wait until our vacation!

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