Monday, August 10, 2009

Orange Beach, Alabama

This past week we were on vacation with Justin's brother and sisters families. We had a fantastic time! We spent a lot of time just swimming in the ocean, laying on the beach and doing sand sculptures. Our niece, Kenzie, got stung by a jellyfish on the inside of her leg the very first time in the water. On Tuesday they made us get out of the water because there were some sharks that decided they liked our beach. We stood on the shore and watched them swim by. Justin estimated that they were probably six or seven feet long. They would surface and show us there dorsal fins. That was very interesting. Some of the kids decided after that they were finished getting into the water at that point.

Justin and his brother Scott taking a snooze under the umbrella!

The Enclave was the condo we stayed at in Orange Beach. We also got to go deep sea fishing which was so much fun. This is the boat we went on "The Distraction."

Me catching my Bonita. It wasn't as big as I thought it was, but it fought like crazy. They made fun of me, because I guess I put on quite a show trying to get it reeled in.

These are some of the King Mackerel we caught. We couldn't keep the Bonita, because they are more like bait fish and not good to eat, but they sure were fun to catch.
Here is the Mermaid sand sculpture that Kenzie, Madison and I sculpted. It was getting dark, so it is a little hard to see. I have to say that if we had had the contest that Mike wanted to do, we would have won! Ha Ha!

Thursday night we took family pictures out on the beach. We each took individual families and then a group. This is the whole group that went. I was a bit sad that none of my kids could go. It isn't complete without them. We had a great time and we are planning to go back again.

Front row: Me, Kenzie, Debie, Kim, Kylee and Megan, back row: Scott, Madison, Taylor, Justin and Mike.

1 comment:

Sweet Pea said...

Looks like a beautiful place! The fishing looked like fun. Love the pictures!