Day One -- Arrival, Set-Up, Check In
It was so incredibly humid as we were unloading our wares into the exhibition space. But we didn't think much about it. Until this happened:
Nah. We got checked into the condo next, and it wasn't long before the kids were itching to hit the beach. I love the shore at dusk. The beach is quiet and the water is usually warmer from the day. The kids loved it too.
Day Two -- Work and Play
Keeping in mind that this was a working vacation for Mom and me, we had to get up the next morning at 5:45 AM! And let me tell you, that was one early wake up call! I didn't take any pictures of our set up this time, but I wasn't all that pleased with it, anyway.
While we were working, Lorie took the kids to the Gulf Shores Zoo. While there, Rob apparently overcame his trepidation of interacting with and feeding live animals!
By the way, do you remember my sweet Rob took swimming lessons? Well they paid off! He swam like a fish!
That night we had a delicious dinner out at one of my all time favorite haunts in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.
Day Three -- More Work, More Play
This was the last day of our conference and of our quick little vacation. It marked another early wake-up call for mom and me. It was odd leaving the condo while the others were asleep. We kind of snuck out each morning. On this day Rob, Whitney, and Lorie went to an arcade for a few hours until we were through with our responsibilities.
Day Four -- Home, James
It's true what they say, all good things must come to an end. This almost felt like a marathon of a trip. We squeezed in both work and play. We loaded and unloaded the car, we beached, swam, watched movies, ate, and more! By the time I got home, I felt like I was wearing 10-ton weights around my shoulders and ankles. But I think the kids enjoyed themselves. Lucky Lorie and Whitney got to check out of our condo and check into another one with their family for a (much more relaxing) few days. But I know I will be back to the coast really soon!
Until then, enjoy your summer!