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Day 1 in Destin

Finally, we are on our family vacation to Destin. We had to postpone 2 weeks due to Michael's broken elbow.

First, let me apologize to my Mom & Dad for the endless times I must have asked "Are we there yet?" when we were driving to Florida. This was the first trip that our kids started asking this and it was painful...and it was only a 7 hour drive. I can't believe my parents didn't just drop us off at the side of the road; heck, one of my nicknames as a kid was "Question" so I guess I'm lucky they still talk to me.

The trip was uneventful, other than not getting Beth's van fixed Friday like we were promised, so we got off to a late start (don't use America's Service Station near Brookstone). The kids were overall very good on the ride. As soon as we got into the condo, they were all stripped naked within 5 seconds and were going through the bags looking for their swim suits. We went in the pool for a couple of hours then went to the beach at night. Of course, I forgot the cable for my camera, so no pictures from this trip from me until we get back home. Beth brought her's though, so you can see some pics at her blog. Is it odd that we both write blogs about the same trip?

Today Beth was a doll and let me sleep in until about 8 (yes, that is sleeping in for those of you without kids) then she sent me immediately to get breakfast. We were at the beach at 9:30ish and stayed there until the gray clouds rolled in at lunch time. We then spent some quiet time in the condo for lunch and a movie, then the kids were back at it again in the pool for about 3 hours. I stayed in the pool with them the whole time and Beth was able to relax and start a new book (A Million Little Pieces by James Frey).

We ate dinner tonight at a place on the beach called The Crab House (or something like that). Michael and Elizabeth both wanted fish, but they didn't eat much after they saw it wasn't prepared like Daddy makes it at home. Sure it was a waste, but at least I know they like my cooking. We finally got to enjoy some birthday cake tonight, then the kids all went straight to bed. Michael even crawled in his sleeping bag without us having to ask. I think I'm about ready to crash myself.

Another round of beach and pool awaits tomorrow.

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  1. Andy, Just wanted to let you know that you are doing a very good job on your blog. I check yours and Beth's out regular. Keep up the good work!!! Big Beth

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