We had a great time this past weekend. Went went up to Tybee Island for our annual family vacation. The past two years we have gone to the Blue Ridge Mountains where we stay in a cabin, this year we opted for something different and went to the beach!
Friday- Hunter was able to take the whole day off so he stayed home with Jackson while I went to work for a half day. I got off work around noon, packed up the car and headed up to the beach house. Lucky for us the drive was only 2 1/2 hours (Its about 20 mins away from Savannah) We got there around 4 and had a late lunch at a place called the crab shack. They had amazing food! One of the best parts about being near the beach is the Seafood! After our late lunch we headed to the house to get settled in. Jason (Hunter's brother) his wife Beth and their daughter Lauren arrived shortly after us from Tennessee. Later on in the night Hunter's sister Kelly and her daughter Molly got in.
Saturday- Today we were all beach bums.. and it was great! We had a lazy morning lounging around the house before going down to the beach around 1pm. We set up the canopy so we had some shade for Jackson and the girls. Jackson wasn't a huge fan of the sand or waves. He kept trying to eat the sand! Hunter, Charlie and Jason went to work digging "a hole to China" while us girls got some sun. Boy were those guys ever proud of the hole they dug! After the beach we got all cleaned up and went back to the Crab Shack for dinner (it was that good the first time) then to the Sugar Shack for ice cream! yum!
Sunday- Today we had a relaxing day on the water. We brought Doris and Charlies' boat up with us, which was perfect! We had a great time tubing, wake boarding and watching the tons of dolphins all around us. They were everywhere! Later that night we ventured into Savannah where we walked down River St and had dinner at The Cotton Exchange.Another great meal! Before heading home we went to the fudge/candy shop to load up on some goodies
Monday- Happy 4th of July! Today we went back into Savannah for lunch, we ate a little cafe in the market square and walked around the little shops. We didn't stay down there to long as Jackson was a little cranky since he missed his nap. Back a the house Jackson and Hunter napped while I went to soak up some sun at the beach. As I was laying on the beach I saw two huge manatees about 10-15 from the shore, it was amazing that they were up so close!
Tuesday- Unfortunately today is the day we had to head home.. The weekend went by so fast! Before we left Jackson and I had a really nice lunch with all the girls in Savannah. We went to a restaurant called "The Olde Pink House" while all the boys went to "Uncle Bubbas"(Paula Dean's brothers restaurant)
The infamous hole!
Making homemade ice cream with the ice cream ball
Lunch at the Olde Pink House in Savannah