For as long as DW & I have been together (and years before, for him), tradition has always found us on the beach for the 4th of July weekend. As many of the family who can, always pile into my in-laws’ condo for a few days of fun in the sun.
It’s always more fun when the 4th actually falls at the end of the week or on the weekend, because it means a 3 day weekend!
We packed up and headed over to the beach on Friday morning. We arrived in time to try the new Culver’s for lunch. It was a hit for sure, and not just because they promote agriculture and thank farmers. The food was great and it will definitely be added to our fast food at the beach rotation. ;)
After an afternoon of beachin’, we went to dinner. Pappy & Nie-Nie volunteered to keep the smallest of the herd at the condo and sent the rest of us off to the dog track. We decided to take the girls with us, because I knew they’d love it.
We had a good time picking our dogs based solely on their names and if they’d pooped on their way to the gate. We laughed and cheered and placed our bets, and by the end of the night everyone had won at least one bet except ME. So, I’ve written off the dog track… as in it’s DEAD to me. I’m D-O-N-E. I lost my entire ten dollars and you can bet Mr. Jacked-up-golf-cart man was no where to be found to pick us up on my walk of shame back to the car. However, everyone else did pretty good and they were glad to remind me of it. I’m looking at you, Adam.
Saturday was the 4th and we woke up to fresh, hot, picked up just after the sun rose, Krispy Kremes. Pappy is good to us. Parker woke up with the roosters, too, so Adam & Nen went and got coffee for themselves and sweet teas for me & DW. It was the royal treatment for the Devin Whitehurst family that morning. :)
We hit the beach by mid-morning and settled in for some sunshine and sand. We jumped dump trucks on some sand ramps, made sand castles, consumed mass amounts of sand (Tucker & Parker, not the rest of us), got ice cream from the ice cream truck, grilled out on the beach, and rinsed off in the pool.
After dinner at Red Robin, we had a mini dance party in the yogurt shop and a trip to Super Target. We ended the evening with a walk on the beach. Nen snapped these pics of Uncle Adam, Parker & AB and me & the girls…
Nen picked up some light-up toys for the kids and they enjoyed those…
Sunday was another beach day.
After lunch, we loaded the kids up and all the girls headed home. The guys stayed behind for the races.