i've always said "i hate going to the beach." but, after this trip, i think i'll have to retract that statement...or rephrase it.
what i really hate is cleaning up all the sand after going to the beach, not the beach itself. :)
because let's face it. no matter how long you try to shower off that sand at the beach and again once you return home, you're still finding sand in your hair, in your car, in your shoes and at the bottom of your suitcase weeks later.
it's all worth it though when you come home with pictures like these and memories they won't ever forget.
we're ever so grateful to have family living so close to the beach that is willing to allow us a week-long stay at their home, free of charge, so we could go on vacation.
why did we wait so long? i'll never know.
we've already vowed that we won't wait that long again and we've already started saving our pennies for another vacation. i'd love to be able to take the girls to disney world before they are too old to enjoy it. but we've been told to prepared for it to cost thousands. :(
so for now, it's just a big dream. *sigh*. someday.
p.s. we did way more on vacation than just go to the beach, so i have many more pictures to share.