beach, family, florida, fun, ocean, pensacola, sand, waves

Florida Trip 2012

We’re back in Mississippi and I’m already missing our vacation. We had such a fantastic time! The beach was absolutely gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and the water was just beautiful. We didn’t even get sunburned.

We borrowed Mom’s car for our trip since it’s roomier than ours. When we were about a mile from our hotel, the car overheated, so we had to creep along with our hazard lights on. We arrived at the hotel and called a tow truck. Luckily, the beach was within walking distance just outside our hotel, so we didn’t need the car.

The kiddos weren’t too thrilled to be in the ocean as much as they enjoyed the sand. Zac tried to carry them into the waves and both had a meltdown, complete with screaming and clawing. So, Leah and I buried James up to his shoulders instead.

We walked the shoreline and found a shallow area where the waves weren’t so big, so the kids ended up enjoying the water. I found a few seashells (and a few dead fish).

We walked to the pier and watched dolphins swimming around. We even saw a baby shark and a school of sting rays.


I bought a pair of sandals and I believe they’re the first pair that haven’t caused blisters, even in the heat. We went to a few shops and even rode a Ferris wheel.

Zac lost his goggles when he went too deep in the ocean, THEN he lost his glasses trying to find his goggles. Oh, the humanity. I had to drive us home. It made for a good story, though… right? We stopped at a restaurant called Peg Leg Pete’s on our way home. Best seafood ever.
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