Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer Rewind

Tommy and I have been really busy doing a makeover on our backyard but we have had some time to vacation and enjoy the summer. In May we went to Gulf Shores in May for our good friend, Nick's, birthday. We only went for a quick weekend but it was nice to get away and relax on the beach. On our way we stopped at the USS Alabama which was pretty awesome. It's such a huge ship. We stayed at a condo a few blocks down from a new restaurant/bar/nightclub called the Handout. It was a really awesome place. It's right on the beach and it has lots of activities for kids. It also has 3 different bars, a band stage, and even little speciality shops all in the restaurant. It alot of fun. And their bartenders know how to make the best pineapple juice and malibu, yum! Here's a picture Nick as the captain of the USS Alabama and a picture of our last morning on the beach. It was a great weekend and much needed relaxation!

In July we went on the annual family Toledo Bend trip. Last year was such a blast and we couldn't wait to go this year. The Toledo Bend trip has been an annual tradition for my family for about the last 10 years. The ENTIRE family goes and we all sleep in one HUGE lodge. We have about 40-50 people attend each year. Unfortuanately this is probably the last year for the trip since my grandparents' health is getting worst and the 3 hour trip to Toledo Bend is probably not great for them. We always have a great time on the trip and this time was no different. 13 of us went on a chartered fishing trip the first day and we caught over 180 sac-a-lait. Not to shabby. That was plenty to feed the whole crew that night. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and tubing behind the boat.

The following weekend was the girls weekend in Foley, AL, Fairhope, and Biloxi.

And next weekend we're going to VEGAS! Neither one of us have ever been so it should be a great time. We aren't big gamblers but I think just seeing everything in Vegas, the hotels, the shows, the casinos, will be alot of fun. We also plan to rent a car a go to the Hoover Dam which should be interesting. Well I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures of vegas to post next weekend. Hope you have a great week.