Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Vacay: The Beach

Last week was Vacation Week for the Hunters. Greg and I realized we had not been on a family vacation, just the three of us. We have been on plenty of vacations, but they have all been with our extended families. While they have all been super fun vacations, we thought it was time the three of us got away, especially before we become a family of four. So we headed south to Galveston and spent a few days soaking up the sun in the Gulf.

Kennedy has been to the beach before, but she was a wee-one and didn't remember it. She plays "beach" all the time at home and could not contain her excitement in the week leading up to the trip. The first day there, we checked into our hotel (changed rooms once) and then hit the sand. And I mean that literally. Kennedy wanted nothing to do with the water. She didn't like the surf or the waves, but she absolutely loved playing in the sand.

We would head out to the beach in the mornings, with lunch, drinks and snacks packed in the cooler. We would build sandcastles and play in the water. Well, Greg and I took turns wading out into the water. It felt amazing. Its warm water and was so refreshing! Then we would pack up after lunch and head to the pool for a bit. Then we would head up to the room to nap. Both Kennedy and I got in some good vacation naps, which makes for happy girls.

Because we were there in the "off season" the beach was virtually empty. This was so nice as Kennedy had ample space to run around and dig. And we didn't feel like we had to compete for space in the sand, or for chairs and umbrellas.

We had a great time and will definitely be making many return visits to Galveston in the future. This was my first time there, and Greg hadn't been in a very long time. I think we would definitely stay in the same place (Hotel Galvez) and we now have a better idea of restaurants and things to do. As Kennedy gets older, I am sure she will grow to love the water. She's already saying she is ready to go back to the beach.

Running and resting in the shade. 

Sand castle building with daddy. 
Sand Castle City, TX

She had the most fun letting Greg build things so she could smash them down. 

These glasses kill me. 

Beach Dad and his Beach Bum

Vacation Hunters, 2013

Baby Boo on the Beach. 

1 comment:

  1. You look so great!! Looks like you 3 had a great vacation!