Friday, April 14, 2017

Our holiday at the beach

The first week of April was spent with my two favorite girls at my favorite beach. We had great weather and the beach was beautiful as always. It honestly was the best vacation ever. 



The cottage we stayed in was literally right across the street from the beach. It was so cool to be able to look out our front windows and see the waves on the gulf. This is my Jeep parked at the cottage we stayed in and behind it you can see Cortez beach and the Gulf of Mexico.


Of course there were lots of sea birds at the beach. I especially like this pic of the seagulls with the water behind them. It was a rather blustery day so they had their heads hidden away. I got to see pelicans diving for fish too.


I went for a short walk the one evening and saw this guy perching on a post. I love pelicans!


The waves were beautiful all week. We had a lot of wind so the waves were pretty big for the gulf. Our last day there I even saw some surfers out trying to catch a wave.


Ava loved the water, except when a big wave came in and surprised her. 


She also loved sitting and playing in the wet sand. Unfortunately every time we looked away for a second she tried to eat it too! lol



We had beautiful sunsets every night. 


This was our last morning right before we left to head back home It's the only picture we got of me and Ava together. It's definitely one of my favorites.



And this is the only picture we managed to get of the three of us together....our shadows on the pier.


Coming home we had a lot of stop and start traffic to deal with. The first day was supposed to be a 7 hour drive and it turned into 10-1/2 hours. Same with the second day. Thankfully the last day traffic wasn't an issue and we got home right on time as planned. One of the traffic slowdowns on day two was due to these hot air balloons tethered beside the highway.

I have to say I was a bit concerned about travelling so far with a seven month old baby, but all in all it went really well. We did have some minor issues with Ava but even those were worth it when we got to spend a week at the beach. Now we can start planning for next time! :0)

18 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful place to holiday. Glad you had a wonderful time. Hugs,xx

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  2. Lovely break away - I do love the sea
    Hugz

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  3. Looks like a great holiday - love spending time at the beach - it always seems toe recharge ones batteries x

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  4. Sounds like a fantastic time. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time together...

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful vacation, glad to hear you are doing well.

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  6. Great pictures and so glad you 3 had a great vacation.

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  7. Ava is growing up so fast and a real little cutie

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  8. looks like you had a wonderful time. Hope you don't have to wait too long to do it again

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  9. lovely time away so worth the effort............

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  10. So glad you had such a lovely vacation. We have had the most beautiful winter ever. Spring has followed right behind. Perfect time to visit.

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  11. Looks like you had a great time and great weather. Hugs

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  12. How lovely! Looks like you had a great time and made some beautiful memories... and Ava is so adorable! xx

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  13. Glad you all a great time!! It looks beautiful :)

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  14. Jealous over here. Glad you had a fun time

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  15. So happy to hear you had a nice vacation and safe travels.

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  16. You just have to go to renew your soul!!

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  17. You'll have to tell me where this is - we're planning a Florida trip for fall. I can't WAIT. I haven't been there for - wow - 30 years?????? Love the pic of you and Ava!!

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