Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vacation Time!

Finally, we're on vacation at our condo in Gulf Shores. Yay!!! Riley really loved the beach yesterday afternoon. We only went out for a few minutes after we got here, but she seemed to like it. The water is so beautiful! It's very calm and clear. We left yesterday morning around 8:00 and Riley did so great on the drive down. She slept some and played with Gran and Pop the rest of the time. We stopped once at a rest stop to feed and change her. When we got here, we went to eat at the Oyster House - one of our faves! We then headed out to the beach to let Riley see the beautiful ocean and beach. This place has finally recovered from the hurricanes. The beaches are almost back to normal. We are so looking forward to our time here and especially since Gran and Pop came with us. They are so excited about being here with Riley. Ben and I just love this place and can't wait to show Gran, Pop and Riley our favorite places to go. One of them is the Gulf Coast Zoo. If you've never been, you should check it out. We've really grown to love it since our first visit there about 4 years ago. They were even featured in their own series on the Animal Planet - The Little Zoo That Could. Very cool! Some of our other favorite places to go when we're here are: De Soto's Kitchen, LuLu's, The Wharf, and, of course, the Tanger Outlet Mall : ) Gran, Riley and I will go there on Saturday while the "guys" are watching football.

I've uploaded our first day's pictures to shutterfly. Click here to see them. I'll try to upload more, but I managed to forget the power cord for my computer, so we are limited on our computer time. Here's a little preview of the pictures.


Kyla said...

Hope ya'll have fun!! :) Kyla

Cathy Z said...

I think she looks more like you in this picture! It looks like you guys had a great time.

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