Saturday, September 10, 2011


So, that is the last time I let Hyrum write a vacation blog post. I won't add a lot but I do want to say that Hannah has declared this, "the best family vacation ever." I am grateful for that because I found it hot, sweaty, and not very enjoyable. The great part is that my family had a great time.

The kids loved the water, the sand and all the interesting animals. I enjoyed the animals and the scenery, I just wish there had been shade and it wasn't blazing hot. The kids and Hyrum came away with 2nd degree sunburns. It was not pretty and we tried so hard to keep everyone sun-screened. It was a good thing we were only on the beach for one day. I'm not ready to go the beach again for a long time but I think we'll remember this as a good trip for a long time to come.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Camping at the Beach

Last month, it was getting hot in Austin, so we went to the beach.

We went to Padre Island National Seashore, where we set up camp.

In the morning, we saw the sea turtles swim to the ocean.

We spent most of the day at the beach, swimming getting sunburned.

Charlotte had a great time too, and enjoyed eating the sand.

The children enjoyed swimming in the ocean.

We saw many birds and other wildlife.

Heather made some good dinner, but the burn ban meant the s'mores needed some imagination.

In the end, we're glad we went.

On the way home, we stopped at the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi.

It was a good vacation, and great family adventure.