On our way! (ATL airport)We have arrived…this is the rooftop terracePretty proud of herselfAnd a view of the living room and kitchen- gorgeous house!Entrance to the beach at AlysFinally have our toes in the sandChecking out the poolBRRRR…she insisted on getting her toes in… I was cuddled up on a lounge chair in a sweatshirt with a towel, although I was enjoying a delicious -virgin- pina colada, with my lip quiveringGeorge’s for dinner on FridayThe perfect way to wake up on the first morning of vacation. She slept on a twin mattress in the master bedroom, and she loved wrapping the curtains around her to make her own little room.Now she’s convinced she’s getting in the pool when it’s 65 degrees outside.And she decided the hot tub was the best way to accomplish her mission.We decided to give bike riding a try, and John was awfully brave! HG was a monster on this bike, riding without hands, standing up, pedaling like a maniac- wild about it!
Rosemary Beach’s shops were festive for Halloween and fun to explore as we waited for Spiffer and GD to explore.
Sugar ShakRosemary’s main dragSpiffer and GD arrived! Time to explore the beach. John and HG found a friend.
Alys Beach has a great pavilion overlooking the beachDuckies at SeasideSunday morning, HG and I walked over to get Charlie’s Donuts for breakfast.This is totally normal.The butterfly whispererAfter lunch at Cowgirl Kitchen at RosemaryIt was so cold that we were all layered up.Something really funny was happening between these two.
HG found some mussels (or something) in the water, and when we put them in a cup of water, their antennas came out and they moved around. So neat!Happy girl at the end of the daySea turtle nest!GD took HG out on a kayak.
And then Daddy took her out on a paddleboard. Big day of adventures!
Fast forward to the end to see HG stand up on the board!
Just a PEEK of sunshine to tease us
Dinner at George’s on Sunday night…whispering her wishes to the penny she’s about the throw in the fountain.This is how Spiffer and HG spent most of their vacation- playing ‘wedding’ as the coordinators.Doesn’t she look like a teenager sitting like this??On Monday, after Spiffer and GD left, we met up with some SAA friends that were staying nearby. It was the first day that was warm enough to warrant a swim suit, and the sun came out by the end of the afternoon!We went to dinner together at La Cocina that night. While we waited, the girls busted moves on the dance floor and really got the party started. It was a fun end to a great trip!Monday morning- this was her response to my telling her it was time to get out of bed and go home.She was disappointed we didn’t get to SkyClub on the way there since John wasn’t with us, so he made sure to get her in on the way home. She was a happy girl.Momo sure was glad to see us.And these two girls sure did sleep well Monday night!
Friday: Dinner at George’s in Alys Beach