Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back From Vacation

We are back from Panama City Beach, Florida! We had an awesome time with family. The weather was just wonderful, hot, but wonderful! This week I will be sharing pictures of vacation.
We rented two pontoon boats and went out to explore Shell Island. We did the half-day rental, but we now know if we ever do this again to get the full-day rental. It was amazing! We were able to take the boat to shallow areas and get in to explore the marine life. It was great to be able to hold a starfish, sand dollar, and sea urchin. We just loved getting to hold what we normally see at the aquariums. We would inspect it and then put it back. So much fun!! Shell Island was very relaxing and tranquil, more on that later this week!
We ate at Pineapple Willy's, which had great atmosphere! It is right on the beach. There was also a fireworks show ( not sure if that was with Pineapple Willy's or just someone shooting off fireworks), but it was really nice!

The boys table at Pineapple Willy's. Seems to be deep conversation, probably about video games!

Mike and I sat with his cousin and her husband. It was so nice to get to talk to them. Such a sweet family!!

Chase having fun in the ocean! The boys enjoyed their time in the water. Although, as the week progressed, we saw several sharks from our view on our balcony. That was a little unnerving! We usually spotted them in the morning. Sometimes there were people out in the water and the shark would swim around the people and go on his way!
It was a really great get away, but it is also nice to be back. I now feel like I can get to work on some "summer projects". My middle son is away at Bible camp this week. He just loves this camp. He has been attending since he was ten, and he is now 15, soon to be 16! I can't wait to pick him up on Friday even though I know he is enjoying himself!
Thank you for looking at my vacation photos. I wish everyone a wonderful Tuesday!


Sue said...

Welcome home! I am so glad that you were able to get away for some fun in the sun!
Your pictures look as though you had some great fun!
Have a blessed week!

Pam said...

I'm glad you had a great time. We are planning on visiting my aunt in Florida.
I didn't know in advance, but a bunch of B.'s friends will be in Tampa this week and they are all planning a get together. I'm so excited.
We are also trying to meet up with a blogger friend who lives down there, but not sure how that will work out. We can't find a good meeting place.
Have a great week.