Thursday, August 15, 2013

Beach Vacation 2013

Last week we went to Navarre Florida for our nearly yearly beach vacation. Navarre is between Pensacola and Destin. We stayed in the same condo (The Pearl) and the same room as last year since we liked it so much. The condo has three bedrooms, three baths, kitchen, dining, and living areas. I looked up the square footage and its bigger than our first house (and 10x more expensive). My son brought two friends and my daughter brought one so we had three 16 year old boys and two 21 year old girls with us. As far as I know, they didn't get in any trouble, but then again, I was asleep by 10 pm every night. We all had a good time and with the big condo, never felt cramped. Anyway, here are a few pictures.

View from the front balcony

View from the rear balcony

One day I took the kids parasailing and we had a blast.

We went up about 500 feet. It was very relaxing.

The boys got dunked up to their necks :-)

I went up with the girls.

The boys

 

The girls

 

Hopefully we can go back next year.

14 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Nice! Now I want to go parasailing.

Kate Geisen said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!

Jill said...

We used to go to that area when I lived in Alabamay....the ole Red Neck Riviera :). Pretty though!

I'm impressed you were in bed by 10pm with 5 teenagers in the house, way to go! :)

Glad you had a great trip!!!

ajh said...

Beautiful pictures. The parasailing looks like fun. I bet your kids loved that vacation.

Debbie said...

WoW, you are taking some really beautiful pictures mike. the beach, the ocean, my kinda relaxation!!

parasailing is on my bucket list BUT the hubs won't go, he's chicken little ;)

MastHoliday said...

Fantastic shots of your beach tour! indeed, the parasailing is an enjoyable adventure activity.
nice post, thanks for sharing your experience with us....

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Looks like a great place to get away, makes me miss Florida

Caratunk Girl said...

Wow that looks so awesome! I want to try parasailing now!!! :)

Theia said...

That looks awesome!

I am jealous of your successful parasailing outing. The only time I attempted it, I threw up all over myself and my ex!

Teamarcia said...

Awesome vacay! One can never have enough beach, IMO. We are getting to the age soon where friends will come along. WHatever keeps them happy, right?
WOW I could comment today! Have not been able to lately but for some reason it's working today.

Raina said...

Oh my goodness, Mike. What a vacation!!! You are so very blessed to have been able to take all those kids to do that. That will be a memory none of you will forget!
Parasailing looks so FUN. :D You are a fun dad!

Ercotravels said...

You guys are awesome. what you're beach tour and adventure activity. looking amazing. love it. so, thank for sharing your experience.. if you want to do an experience of Houseboat in Kerala, India. then please visit...

Trishie said...

Sounds like a blast! I'm excited for my toddler to get old enough to do things like parasailing.

Have heard excellent things about Breaking Bad --- will watch that next!

Dawn said...

That looks like an amazing holiday!! Id like to try that parasailing thing...