Not as young as we used to be...

and that's why it takes two days to recover!

We had a great 4th at the beach. We were scheduled to leave by 7:00 a.m. with a carload of teenagers, but ended up having to wait until 7:45 a.m. for two of them to arrive. But all was good...we had our toes in the sand by 10:30!

We went back down to Perdido Key and spent the day on the beach. The sun was in and out behind some serious clouds and we did have off and on rain, but we still had a great time. The kids all went to Bahama Bob's (in Gulf Shores) for dinner because they wanted to eat on ther own, while Gary and I headed to Lambert's, but ended up at Mellow Mushroom because Lambert's was closed!

Then we went right out onto the beach in front of Bahama Bob's to watch the 9:00 p.m. fireworks show off the pier in Gulf Shores. It was great! I have to say that there is no better place to spend the 4th and watch fireworks than on the beach!

Then the guys put on their own fireworks show for us with the almost $200 worth of fireworks they bought. They were also entertaining others on the beach that hung around to watch! It was so much fun and I the kids really enjoyed themselves.

We left the beach much later than intended (about 11:15 p.m.) and got home at 2:00 a.m.!!! That was rough! It has taken me and hubby two days to recover!

Click here if you're interested in seeing pictures, but fair warning...there are ALOT of pictures and there were a few times the kids had the camera and were just clicking away!

Hope all my friends out there had a great 4th! I will be catching up with y'all in the next day or two! (By the way, for all who may not know, that is NOT us in the picture...it's just an old couple that made me laugh, but isn't it sweet that they are still holding hands---check out her purse too!)

17 sweet friends had to say...:

Lynne said...

Great pictures. Looks like the kids had a great time.

BTW - thanks for posting the picture you took of Dom and me walking hand in hand on the beach. Aren't we just the cutest "old" couple! LOL! And don't you just love my purse - you just never know when you might need something from it on a beach walk.

Penless Thoughts said...

We spent the winter of 2002 at Gulf Shores.

Tonja said...

Sounds like a fun day had by all. Those quick trips like that are getting harder and harder, aren't they. Wonder why that is?...:)

Love the purse on the beach! Must be some valuable stuff in there!

Dianne said...

Looks like a fun day, but I can't believe out of all those pictures, there wasn't even one of you! WOW!

Jungle Mom said...

Sounds so fun!!

RealEstateGirl said...

I'm a master at avoiding the camera lens! Especially on the beach in a swimsuit! (I know you know where I'm coming from sista!)

;-)

Dianne said...

Why would you think I'd know about avoiding a camera on a beach...me and my slim and trim figure! :-) (BIG TIME smile on that one!) Just don't ask Grace since she thinks 'we're both kinda chubby!' HAHA I am still laughing about that one.

RealEstateGirl said...

girlfriend, I try to avoid the camera at ALL times...not just on the beach! My rule used to be "pics from the waist up"... now it's movin' on up to "anything above the nose!" Ha ha!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

How did you get that picture of me and my boyfriend sneaking down the beach?

I am tagging you with a restaurant meme~ If you like Bahama Bob's that is my kind of place.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I agree...Fireworks on the beach sounds divine!

justabeachkat said...

Sooo glad you're back and that you all had a good (and safe time)! Love the photos...very cute, purse and all.

Hugs!
Kat

Shelly said...

LOL! You crack me up! It's taken me days to recover too - and I think I'm supposed to be the one that starts partying at 1 am with my age. Oh well!

Glad you had a blast. And I agree - the beach is the best for fireworks!

A favored PS - My friend Mandy and I have started a surprise blog for a dear treasured mentor friend of ours. If you could take a wee second to post a hello and tell her how blogging world has blessed you, I'd so appreciate it! We're going to show it to her this Tuesday and welcome another siesta!! :)

Shelly said...

Oopss...the website address would be helpful huh!

http://www.carolebyfaith.blogspot.com/

NspiredByFaith said...

I'm glad you guys had fun! That picture you put in the post is too funny! I'm loving the purse!

Deedra

Sandy@Reluctant Entertainers said...

Ha! I knew that was not you in the pix, but I have to say, I LOVE that photo! It's priceless.
Glad you are having a fantastic time.
Sandy

Momma Roar said...

Thanks for stopping by - I've seen you around, I think at musicaljean's first - I went to HS with her daughter - she lives with the buggies too!! lol

Musicaljean said...

I laughed LOUDLY at your comment about only posting pictures from the nose up!!!! Thank GOODNESS for the ability to crop pictures!

 
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