Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 2 of our Gulf Shores, Alabama Family Vacation

I'm going to skip "Throwback Thursday" this week and continue on with Day 2 of our Gulf Shores vacation. We'll pick up on #tbt next week! :-)

If you missed Day 1, you can catch up here.

Day 2 of our trip, we woke up and headed out to Wal-Mart to get some groceries and necessities for the week. But before heading out, I got a few pictures of the condo.

The condo was perfect. The perfect size and it was in the perfect location.

Wal-Mart was jammed!! It was not a fun trip and it lasted WAY TOO LONG! Jackson usually does pretty well at the store, but it was just taking way too long, so I ended up getting him down and letting him run around for a little while. I took him back to the toy section to play with some toys while we waited. I snapped this picture while we were back there. :-)

Once we got back to the condo and had lunch, we put Jackson down for a nap and just relaxed a little.

Once Jackson got up from his nap, we headed down to the beach.

This is a picture from our condo balcony. The beach was just a short walk, which was wonderful!

Jackson wasn't overly impressed with the beach. He enjoyed playing in the sand a little bit, but didn't love the ocean. There were times when we'd ask him if he wanted to go to the beach and he'd say "nah". LOL.

My Dad and Jake in the water!

After spending some time at the beach, we decided to go spend some time in the pool before dinner.

Jackson LOVED the pool!!!

While we were at the pool, I snapped this picture so you could see our condo from the outside. Ours was the one in the lower right hand side with the lime green chairs. :-)

As you can see from the picture above, it was starting to get dark and a storm was blowing in. So we headed back up to the condo to fix dinner. We also watched the storm roll in from the balcony. It was a pretty wicked storm with lots of lightening and some VERY loud thunder!

Thankfully the storm didn't last long and we had a great rest of the evening and a great first full day of vacation (minus the trip to Wal-mart).

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Jenny said...

Hi there! I found your blog from the Photo Contest on Running from the Law last month! You took some great photos on vacation but I love the one with your husband and Jackson and the water coming off his hair! Looks like a great trip! Enjoying your blog and your photos of your little man!

HickChickBritt said...

I love that last picture of you and Jackson, too cute! I seriously don't know if I can look at your vacation pictures anymore, it is making me more than a tad bit jealous! haha

Desiree Macke said...

Oh my gosh, your condo looks PERFECT!!! How awesome to be a stones throw from the beach.
Love the last pic of you and Jackson, adorable!

Sara McCarty said...

Great photos! Love them all, especially that last shot with you in it! I love your freckles!! :)

Meg @ Meg-in-Training said...

Great pictures! Everyone's blogs this week are about beach vacations! I am so jealous. I've wanted to go to Gulf Shores forever. Maybe when C is a little over. What a great time and the place you stayed looked fab!

Kim Cunningham said...

Fun family vacay images! Such a great area to stay.

Shannon said...

He looks so big and so independent in the pool with his puddle jumper. I so wish we would have purchased one for Tay and gave her some more big pool time this summer!

Suburban Girl said...

Great pics. I enjoyed seeing a beach vacation from somewhere other than the west or east coasts!

Deanna said...

Looks like the perfect place for the perfect vacation...Happy Summer (or what's left of it)

Stephanie said...

Looks like a great first day at the beach! I really need to get Rosen one of those Puddle Jumper floaties.