Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Florida Vacation

I went to Florida last week with my friend Abby & her family.  We had such fun at the beach!

Our view from the condo
(iphone pic)

As soon as we got there on Sunday, we were ready to head to the beach...


After staying at the beach until sunset on Sunday, we went to dinner and then to the local Walmart.  We were at Walmart from 9-11 p.m. and it was as crowded as the day before Thanksgiving.  Nutso!  Everything was just about sold out...

 Monday, we enjoyed another great beach day and then went out to Baytowne Wharf .





We had dinner at Acme Oyster, one of my favorite New Orleans restaurants, which happens to also have a Florida location...
Abby & her mom waiting on dinner...
Crawfish & Shrimp Po-boy...
Red Beans & Rice...
Tuesday morning we woke up to Rain.  Normally not what you want to see on a beach vacation, but since it's been so long since we've seen any precipitation in Texas, we were not too sad.  Abby, her mom and I hit up the outlet mall, which was conveniently across the street from our condo!

Then we went to pick up Brian and the little people for dinner at Fudpuckers...
Feeding the Gators...
They let you write your name on any surface at that place, and I believe that I've never seen a family who loves to graffiti more than this crew!

Wednesday began with some rain, but it cleared off before long and we headed to the beach.

We all discussed how much fun we had digging in the sand, but it was this guy's favorite thing to do.
I left my "beach camera" battery at home, so I only took iphone pics at the beach. 

We also walked along the beach and picked up seashells.

Abby's mom kept the kids on Wednesday night, so we headed back out to the Wharf and hit up Acme again  (yes, it's just that good!)
Sadly, since I'm still solo at the firm, I had to head back on Thursday morning.

It was such a fun trip!  I finally picked up a bit of a tan, and had fun hanging out with friends.

3 comments:

courtney said...

so fun! i love that you went on vacation with them! i want to take a travel buddy on my next vacation, too!

Emily said...

Looks like a blast. I am glad you posted pic so I could see what my family did with you all week! Now back to heat and no rain!

Abby said...

We had so much fun. I still can't get over the walmart!! Crazy!

 

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