We're at the beach!
The Second Annual Gax Fam Beach Trip is under way!
We left about 9:30 Saturday morning, stopped once for a bathroom break and to stretch our legs and made it down in under 5 hours!
When we arrived, a wave of relaxation came over us, despite the 100+ degree heat that was also washing over us.
After a grocery run, and feeling a little like we were going to melt, we hit the beach, and the water felt great!!
By dinnertime, we were all exhausted, but mustered up enough energy to make some tacos. Then we all went to bed super early to get ready for another beach day!
Sunday was pretty hot, too, but the water was super clear and calm, so we were feeling good! Z is LOVING the beach this year, and he and Nick have discovered a new activity, body boarding. Zayd loves going really fast, and doesn't even mind crashing!
Lu's been staying a little more low key, building sand castles and such, but she did brave the waves in her floaties a bit on Sunday.
Sunday night, we still didn't feel the need to leave the house, so we grilled hamburgers and ate under our house. This particular house is on stilts and has a cool area underneath that's shady with a fabulous view. They put a couple of dining areas and shuffleboard setup under there. Although we were joined by many flies, it was a perfect evening.
The sun was still pretty intense on Sunday, so we decided we'd get out and go look for us some rash guards (I had packed some I got on clearance at Gymboree for the kids, but Z won't wear his unless his Baba is wearing something similar, so naturally we had to go get one for him and me). We are really close to Rosemary Beach so we spent Monday morning there and found what we were looking for, along with several things we weren't, and suffice it to say we left that place substantially poorer and not much to show for it (think dollar store toys for $15 and an 'Organic' lunches for $15/person, but I digress).