Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mini beach vacation..

We took the day off on Friday and packed way too much stuff in the car and headed to Corpus Christi..Padre Island to be exact. I had heard some rumors about jellyfish and seaweed so I didn’t know what to expect from the beach. I was pleasantly surprised when we got there. We didn’t see a single jellyfish and the seaweed was nothing compared to what we usually see in Galveston.

We stayed at the Hawthorn Suites right across the street from the Holiday Inn, which is right on the beach. We got an awesome deal on Priceline! Some friend’s of ours stayed at the Holiday Inn so we still got to use their pool and enjoy the nightly live music.

Here we are during a pit stop on the way.
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I was amazed by the number of windmills just outside of Corpus..those things are huge!
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We made it! It took us 4 hours to get there because we took the back roads. Caroline did pretty well, though we ended up listing to the Yo Gabba Gabba Pandora station for most of the trip.
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We got there, unloaded, and immediately headed out to the beach.
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Caroline was a little leery of the water at first, but that changed quickly and she had a blast.
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We ate at Docs on the island that night and the food was so good. There was an hour wait and I was very surprised at how well Caroline did. We had a beautiful view of the sunset at the restaurant.
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Caroline colored on her cup.
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We headed out to the beach around 8:30 on Saturday morning and spent all day out there. We took turns taking our little ones back to the hotel rooms for naps.
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Some of our friends have a 4 year old daughter and Caroline had a blast running around with her and acting like a big girl.
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Caroline learned how to drink out of a water bottle.
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The seagulls where everywhere! They took half of my sandwich right out of my hand.
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We had a wardrobe change after nap time because our suits were soaked and freezing.
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After a fun day in the sun, we showered and headed to Snoopy’s for dinner. It was soo good.
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They have an ice cream shop next door so we let the girls pick out their flavors..Caroline picked rainbow (rainbow sherbet).
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After eating ice cream, we went to check out the birds in the water. The girls were calling them flamingos but I’m pretty sure they were cranes.
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When we got back to the hotel, we decided to change into our swimsuits and check out the pools at the Holiday Inn. They had live music and the pool water was pretty warm. We all had a relaxing time.
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Here’s a shot of our room from this morning. Every room at the Hawthorn comes with a full kitchen.
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We stopped at a souvenir place on the way out of town and that was a disaster..Caroline was running around pulling things off the shelf. We bought her a shirt and headed out as quickly as possible.
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We had a great time at the beach and now I’m even more excited about our week at a beachhouse in Galveston in August..I hope we don’t have a hurricane ruin that trip!

4 comments:

Megan said...

What a fun trip! I;m really loving your hair too!

KH said...

Looks like a great weekend! I'm so glad there weren't jellyfish when you went. We saw a ton at Rockport last month!

Elisa B said...

This looks so so so much fun! I wish we could do it. but with a newborn, it aint happening anytime soon. ;(

And your hair, I LOVE IT! The cut, the color, the way it looks on you! LOVE!

bobcatsteph said...

Thanks ya'll! It feels great to have all that hair gone!

Elisa, that helps with my baby fever (not to rub it in your face). I'm soo ready for #2 but we just can't afford it right now. :( I'm trying to just be grateful for what we have.