After that I booked 3 nights in Pensacola so we could visit a beach with white sands and play in the ocean. Of course I had no idea of the impending oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We did manage to get in one full day of wave frolicking, though, and might have done another day were it not for my lobsterish appearance. I hate to be sunburned and always slather on the sunblock. However, we used that spray can type and it was a bit windy, a combination I can't recommend. It will leave you with a painfully splotchy sunburn. Happily, my kids and husband were somehow spared the worst of it. Seeing a sunburned child always makes me a little upset at their parents. This is probably the only time you will see a picture of me in a bathing suit, and you're only seeing it because of my strategically placed son. :)
The other boy was very busy all day building sand castles and digging trenches. He was mighty serious about the whole business, which is very fitting with his personality. We all had a great time, minus the sunburn, and I think they enjoyed it just about as much as Disney. But not quite, I'm telling myself, because Disney World was a whole heck of a lot more expensive.
And here is how we currently feel. Who knew vacationing could be so tiring?!
Tomorrow we are leaving bright and early for the 12 hour drive back home to Texas. I have been dreaming of my sewing machine these past few nights and will be glad to get back to my normal routine. And my newest copy of Burda. And my dressform that had the nerve to show up on a UPS truck the day before we left when I was in the thick of packing. And home cooking. If I see another french fry I am going to scream. My brown dress that you saw a bit of in the previous post sadly did not get finished in time for this trip. Which turned out to be fine, as the other 2 dresses I took never saw the outside of my suitcase.