We made a little pit stop the second day of our journey to get the tires balanced because it was something we had not checked off the list before we left. The kids explored and had snacks in the grass while we waited.
It didn't take too long before we were on the road again and pretty soon we caught sight of our destination. Everyone seemed to be arriving at the exact time we were so traffic across the bridge was quite heavy but the view was beautiful.
And then we finally arrived and it was glorious.
We headed to the beach that very afternoon and wore the kids out good. The next morning after breakfast at the counter, we were ready for more beach fun.
I opened the back door that day to snap a photo of the little ocean view from our balcony but the camera immediately fogged up thanks to the extreme humidity.
Ah, there we go, a clear version of the same pic.
Jason and I agreed later that our favorite times with the kids were on evening strolls. The beach and pool often separate us because of the different ages and number of kids to look after but on walks, it was the six of us together, carefree and happy.
Also, on walks Mia would ask me to take her picture and then do some random pose like this...
For this photo, Mia said, "Take a picture of me pretending to say NO." Got it.
And they all wanted a picture with Daddy because he is simply the best. Everything is better when he's around.
Tyson is our finder of sticks. He finds a stick everywhere we go it seems and always turns it into something. Sticks can keep him occupied for a very long time.
Then the kids had this thing about having their picture taken with these yellow posts.
Sometimes in the evening during vacation, Mia would be too worn out to hang with us on our walks or outings so she got to ride in the stroller.
Violet would then get moved to the backpack which she loves.
The kids would find treasures like this giant plan branch that was dried out and almost as tall as Avery, we met people and dogs, watched skateboarders riding down the road, and a lot of family pictures being taken on the beach. We would make it back to the condo just in time for the kids to crash and Mommy and Daddy to
The Go-Go's said it best when they said, "Vacation, all I ever wanted."