Sunday, July 29, 2012

Orange Beach 2012

We're home!!! I will miss waking up to the sounds of the ocean, but it sure is nice to be home.
Mike kept saying how much fun he had but it was sad that Hannah won't remember this trip.  What a buzz kill :) So I figured if I take 603 pictures...which I totally did..and keep this blog she could look back and reminisce about our fun family vacation.

I was super pumped for this vacation. Not only were we going to the beach but Devin got to go with us. And let's face it he's 16 and lives six hours away when we get time with the D'MAN( we totally don't call him his face) we love it.

I tried to keep up with the blog on vacation but let's face...It was vacation and I drank every day. So there were plenty of things that were toss to the side for the ocean.

So from here on down this post is going to be pretty random..

I did manage to go on a run twice. The first time I ran with Samantha. We didn't run far or very fast. I was totally unfocused, running and chit chatting, and puked. I don't know if it was too many frozen already had alcohol in it/amazing/you should try it daiquiri drinks or the raunchy pancake smell but I lost it. It was gross.
The second time I went running I was alone and on a mission. I ran back on the beach. Which was beautiful but SO PAINFUL.

Wednesday -Friday was a blur on vacation. I know there was a lot of beach/pool time.
We stayed at this Beach House. It was amazing. I loved that we walk right down to the beach and get thrown around in the waves get in the ocean and when that got old we could walk our happy butts up to the pool. The private pool. The kids loved it.

We went on vacation with the Lindsey's

And the Coalter's

So, I realize we were in "Sea Food Heaven" but being a girl that wasn't into seafood..I was in "Sea Food Hell" for reals...
We ate at Live Bait. This place looked fun. It even had a place outside where you could feed turtles. The kids loved it. The food...we'll let's just say my food was a little "Hairy" I can hardly type this without gagging. I was sick the entire night. So I'll just move the next restaurant
Cotton's. This place was AMAZEBALLS. The food was excellent and Hannah slept through the entire dinner. 
 Actually, now that I think about it. This was the "Girls shopping day" we went the Tanger Outlet Mall and on the way back we stopped at chick-fil-a and I don't know if I was starved from the previous night or if I was just so excited to walk into a restaurant and not have the seafood aroma suffocating me but this chicken sand which was mouth watering. Let's just say I made a happy plate.
So, at cotton's I drank the famous "Bushwhacker" (or what I called a TalleyWhacker...because I'm 5 years old) and nibbled off of every one's plate.
One day we went to Bubba's Seafood House for lunch. Mike and Devin both enjoyed their food. I of course passed.
The best place by far was The Hangout. This place was so cool. They had a huge sand mound for the kids to play on. They also had a bubble machine and a band. Hannah danced and danced.

Boy...after re-reading this it looks like all we did was eat. Guess that's how I gained six pounds on vacation.
Mike and Devin got to go Ocean Fishing at Zeke's Landing.
We also went to the The PIER. Which was really cool. We saw a ton of sting rays. Someone even caught a shark. It was pretty cool.

All in all vacation was a great time. Minus the first few day that Mike self diagnosed himself with death. Poor guy had a cold.  It was never a dull moment. Hannah managed to lock herself in a room...alone. Thanks to Stacey who talked her into unlocking the lock all by herself. (while I was running around like a mad women trying to find a screw driver.)

I'm already planning next year's trip.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun! Glad you guys were able to get away.