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Friday in Panama City Beach, then coming home

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Friday everyone was feeling so much better so we all went to the beach. No rain, no undertow, and the water was great. DH went for a swim in the surf and the boys took lessons on how to break through the waves.

Max is our ladies man and always manages to attract a cute little lady to play with.

For the afternoon, the hotel put up an inflatable slide. It was a wonderful play toy, and if they could have stuffed it into the suitcase, it would have come home with us.

The tide was really high and the waves were washing up under the cabana chairs. So instead of a sand castle, we decided to make an "island" in the water. It was an effort in futility that lasted most of the day.

But by evening we when the tide receded a bit, we managed to have a nice impact crater.

This last evening was the most beautiful we had all week. Everyone up and down the beach was out taking group pictures and enjoying the beautiful sunset.

So it was with heavy hearts we bid farewell to the beach for one more summer. Saturday we visit Nana and Pappa Simon then head home again.

Thank you all for stopping by my BLOG and sharing my summer vacations this year. We still have a few short trips planned, so keep checking back.

Life is good.

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KRISLEEB 8/4/2011 2:11PM

    looks like a super great trip!!!

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Thursday in Panama City Beach

Monday, August 01, 2011

Thursday morning Max woke up with a fever. His Dr phoned him in some antibiotics and he spent the day (unhappily) in the room with his dad.

David got to go to the beach and we made a space ship in the sand.

We played in the surf and the pool.

By the time we got back to the room, Max was feeling much better.

The evening was spent with a quiet walk on the beach and some tv in the room.

Life is good.

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1BEARWIFE 8/2/2011 1:47PM

    Sure looks like a "Sunny day at the beach" to me, my friend. I especially like the one with you on the beach. You look so happy and contented!

Just in case you didn't already know it, there is a great quilt guild in Panama City, and absolutely WONDERFUL quilt shops!!! emoticon

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SEATURTLE86 8/2/2011 12:16PM

    Glad you are having a great vacation in my home town! Your grandson David looks like he is have a good time! Brings back memories of when my kids were little. I hope the little one is feeling better soon. Hopefully the seaweed has cleared up in the water alittle. My kids called it "whale snot" when they were little. LOL Sometimes it gets bad this time of year. It is safe to swim in, just annoying when it gets into your swimsuit.
Hope you have a safe and fun time on our beaches.

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CARLANNIE 8/2/2011 10:34AM

    Glad the antibiotics kicked in to help Max feel better quickly! What gorgeous photos!

Oh - when I saw the photo of you sitting down on the beach playing with your dgs, the first thing I thought was, "I would do exactly the same thing!" emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 8/2/2011 8:36AM

    Yes, life is good! Especially with Grands!

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LKWQUILTER 8/2/2011 7:25AM

    What a great vacation!

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DDOORN 8/2/2011 6:46AM

    What terrific times!

Thx for sharing!


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Wed in Panama City Beach

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wed we woke up to clouds and rain. Not to be discouraged, we bravely went to the beach. But the rain continued, so we went to WonderWorks (the upside down house).

We played with a very LARGE Google Earth. We found our house and followed the road to great-grandmaw's house.

I wanted to spend some time with the optical illusion art, but was out voted, so we just walked through.

Max got to stomp some aliens while his dad and Aunt Sara rode the 4D roller coaster.

We got to fly in a jet simulator, and (crash) land the shuttle before giving a piano concert.

David took off to the 4th floor and ropes course with my DH who didn't have a camera. I don't do ropes, so no pictures of that.

Then we headed back to the hotel for a quick lunch and hit the beach between rains. DD and I took some time and floated around the lazy river before heading back for a "rest" (can't call them naps around the boys).

Wed night we hit the play ground on the beach. The boys ran, and ran, and climbed, and had a great time before the hula show.

A quick walk on the beach to chase some crabs, then up to the room and bed.
Life is good.

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MAKULEWAHINE 8/1/2011 10:19AM

    OMG! I wish I were with you:)) Sounds like a lot of fun. Great memories.

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4DOGNIGHT 8/1/2011 9:15AM

    I'll have to check out that house!

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CARLANNIE 8/1/2011 9:11AM

    Fun, fun! Good moments to add to life.

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Panama City Beach with the grands

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Another vacation with the grands in history. We reserved a 3 room suite and took DD#2, SonIL (not her husband, DD#1 had to work), and the 2 grands to the beach for 6 days. Monday was spent driving, checking in, and getting settled.

Tuesday the fun began. There were 6 pools, 2 were indoor and included a lazy river.

Then there is the beach,

and building sand castles.

The world's biggest beach chair.

Back to the room for lunch.

Then while the little kids "rested" the big kids put puzzles together.

After a nice rest, we met the other grand parent's at Capt. Anderson's for dinner. After a LONG wait for a table, we finally got seated.

First time eating calamari.

Since it is a vacation and we don't need to get in bed early, we took a trip to Funland after dinner. Driving cars, skee ball, and Guitar Hero are loads of fun.

It was a long day, and we all slept well. More fun in store for tomorrow.
Life is good.

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KRISLEEB 7/31/2011 1:47PM

    sounds like tons of fun!!!

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4DOGNIGHT 7/31/2011 11:31AM

    How much fun and in the most beautiful part of the country! I live right down the road in Fort Walton Beach!

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MAKULEWAHINE 7/31/2011 11:15AM

    What a wonderful family time!! We have so much to be thankful for, don't we? Love your pictures. Those kiddos are soooo cute and I love the calamari pic. Enjoy your days.

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LOUISEH54 7/30/2011 11:44PM

    Looks like everyone a having a wonderful! Enjoy!!!

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COLEENCOLE 7/30/2011 11:01PM

    Looks like a grand time.

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And a great Birthday party.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

What a great time we had with my grand mother this weekend. The grands (her great-great-grands) were so good, and kept her entertained. She got to watch them ride the 4 wheeler and little battery tractor,

We had family "wind sprints",

worked in the garden,

took lots of breaks,

got some bike riding lessons,

and enjoyed some family time with a puzzle.

Sunday was the big family dinner. My SonIL was the grill chef

and we did have a crowd

Grandmother with her children

and great-great-grands

We ate way too much, but had a great time. Can't wait to do it all again at Thanksgiving.

Life is good

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COLEENCOLE 7/5/2011 4:55PM

    Nice! And how old is your GM?

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CARLANNIE 7/5/2011 10:46AM

    How fun! Glad everyone got the chance to get together. Those things really have to be planned in order for people to break away from their busy lives so they can share family time together. Life IS good.

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KRISLEEB 7/5/2011 10:15AM

    That is super cool!! I'm looking forward to our family reunion this year....hopefully we'll have 4 generations present!!!

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KWHITEHEAD9 7/5/2011 12:15AM

    Looks like you had a great time!

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