Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2013 Spring Vacation: Part 3 of 3

The Beach...FINALLY!  This was the part of the vacation the Husband I were most looking forward to.  We decided to try Siesta Key, which is regarded as a 'best beach' in Florida. 

Siesta Beach is known for its powdery white sand.  

Our walk to the beach front.

All 3 kids claim the beach was their favorite part of the vacation!

We made lots of sand castles.

William and the Husband checking out a little crab in its shell.

The Husband is a master collector of seashells and sand dollars.  The sand dollars at Siesta Beach were plentiful.

Love the willingness of strangers to snap a family photo!!

Pretending to be sea turtles....

William had a tooth that was hanging by a thread. He set up chairs so the Sisters could watch Papa pull it out!  Thankfully, the Tooth Fairy was able to find William in Florida!

Big Olaf's ice cream is regarded as the best ice cream in the area, so we had to give it a try.  It didn't disappoint!

Nora gave it 2 thumbs up!

The condo had lovely landscape.  We soaked it all in, knowing we would be returning to cold northern Minnesota soon.  (We came home and still had snow!)

Nora "cooking" at the condo's pool.

Absolutely idyllic!

Audrey dancing at sunset.

We witnessed a breathtaking sunset our last night.  On the walk back to the condo the Husband turned to me and said, "What do you say we pack up and leave tonight to beat the traffic?!"  
To this I replied, "I am married to the right person!"
So we packed up and made the 27 hour drive in 30 hours...home sweet home, and full of wonderful Florida memories!

A GIGANTIC "Thank You" to my parents to took care of our sweet Martha for 2 weeks!