Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to the Beach

In May we took a beach trip to Gulf Shores with a few of our friends to have a farewell weekend for our friends who moved to Australia. We borrowed my parents car so we could all be together and loaded all our stuff in the car and drove five and a half hours playing games and doing anything we could to make the time go by.

When we got there it was late and we all were really excited to see what the condo would be like. We booked this particular condo, site unseen. It was wonderful! We had three nice bedrooms each with its own bathroom. I didn't get any pictures of the inside of the condo but take my word for it, it was really nice and we had lots of space.

On our first real day at the beach some of us didn't use a high enough SPF and, well...we got burned. We laid out until later afternoon. It was great just sitting on the beach. The guys laid out some, but got antsy and played football and frisbee.

A beach trip is not complete without a foot in the sand picture. What is funny about this picture is that we are all wearing the same color nail polish.

After taking all the sun we could for one day we when back to the condo and got ready to going shopping and for dinner. You can kinda tell that we are a little red but this picture does not show how really burned we all were.

After dinner we went to a souvenir store to look at getting a boogie board. While we were there Justin and I had a great time trying on hats.

The second day was also a blast. I didn't spend as much time on the beach because I was burned, but I did use a better sunscreen the second time around. Justin had a big scare in the water while he was boogie boarding. If you see him you should ask him about it. All I have to say is that I am so glad I didn't know what was going on. After lunch some of us took naps while others went back out to the beach. Before heading out that night we decided to try and take some pictures on the beach. It was a bust because of the wind. I am not sure we were able to get one good pictures. Here are some of our attempts.

The same thing about this picture is that all of them look just like this. Mine and Jessica's hair are blowing in our faces. Somehow Heather was able to keep her hair out of the way.
We spent out last night playing putt-putt and eating at LuLu's and went and got ice cream for dessert. Also this was Sunday night so when we got back to the condo we turned on the TV to watch Obama tell the world the Bin Laden was dead. I know that has nothing to do with anything but it was something that made the last night a little more memorable (in an odd way).

We had a great time and are very grateful for the time we were able to spend with our wonderful friends!