So we are back, sunburned (actually peeling at this point) sand in all our luggage, and really tired, but so happy to be home
We had a great time at Dauphin Island, Alabama! We camped in the pop-up for 5 days and enjoyed the sun, and surf and lots and lots of sand!
The kids really loved it and can't wait to go back to the beach, they asked can we do this every summer... and Tom looked at me and i looked at him and we both shrugged and said I guess so!
Tho next time i think we will drive about an hour longer and get to the pretty water, since Dauphin is in the gulf... the water is brown and muddy looking like at Galveston.... not pretty like at Destin. So... next summer, beach bums will head out again and hit the waves ... i can see a tradition in the making!
It actually was a pretty affordable trip, with us camping and all, i mean our biggest expense was just the gas going and coming, cuz i packed food, and we grocery shopped once we got there for each nights dinner, so it was not an overly expensive trip very do-able each year...
now mind you all we did was the beach, and we treated to sno cones each day, ate ONE really good seafood meal and went to the aquarium one day. so not a lot of "extras" but still a really fun time relaxing and reading and bulding sand castles which is exactly what we were going for.
One of the favorites from the week was at night we would get flashlights and head down to the beach to chase the ghost crabs, the kids thought this was the best! also they kept finding little hermit crabs in the surf, and made a house for them, but we let them go the next day, they wanted to bring one home but i said NO WAY!
here's some pics from our week: and some new family pics i need to edit and get framed!