Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fun In The Sun

We are with part of our family in Panama City, Fl.
We miss the others that are not here.
It is just not the same.

Our Grandson Brett is playing hard in the ocean.
This little 6 year old has so much energy.
He could stay out all day and usually does.

Our Granddaughter Triston & her friend Haley.
Triston used to just stay in the ocean when we came to Florida but this year is so different. I don't know if it is her growing up or having a friend with her. Now she just wants to lay out and read a book and look pretty- and she is pretty!

Paw Paw (my sweet honey) & our granddaughter Alyssa are having fun in the ocean!
Paw Paw got very sunburned the very first day. He never does that so this is strange. He just had a steroid epidural on his back and so we figure it might be the steroids. He has had to wear a shirt all week. Actually today we didn't even go to the beach or pool.

What a way to finish our day by eating supper on the beach!
Right down the road from our condo was a place to eat while looking at the ocean. It was gorgeous. I have to say though these places are so expensive. Randy & I always share so it is not bad for us but for my daughter & son in law & children it costs a lot.
This place even had a 5.00 sharing fee for a meal so we ordered appetizers and shared so we would not have to pay that fee. I don't know how big families do it anymore. Things are way out of range. But I have to tell you that there is no recession here. I have never saw so many people in my life. The para sails are constantly taking someone out and the banana boats are full. The restaurants are packed. We only eat one meal out a day and that is supper. We eat in the condo for the rest of our meals. I couldn't imagine eating all 3 meals out if I had a big family to feed like I used to.


Allie said...

Would you LOOK at that water. How I'm missing FL right now!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Even though I live in Florida, I don't live by the beach. It sure looks very refreshing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for adding the comments. It really is a shame about how expensive everything is. Very hard on families.

Mildred said...

The weather looks beautiful and it would be nice to dine by the ocean. Love your pictures.

Alice Grace said...

I know you all are having a great time, sunshine, water, food and most of all, family time together!! Who could ask for more!

*karendianne. said...

Gosh you gave this one THE perfect title. If this isn't Fun in the Sun I don't know what is. It's nice waking to this, Valerie. A really good, vibe. Blessings, *karendianne.

Karen said...

Valerie what a wonderful post....I'm so green with envy!
We did this for years with our sons when they were younger and how I miss it.
What a wonderful memory.

Williams Arena said...

I LOVE the gulf coast. Enjoy every minute with your family! Vacationing with family is so much fun.

blushing rose said...

Lovely family time togetherness ... the water is so inviting ... TTFN ~Marydon

Needled Mom said...

It looks like everyone is having a fabulous time together. There is nothing like beach time with a family. OUCH on the sunburn. I've had my share in life and I can sympathize with him.

Mandy said...

That food looks good!!! I can't wait for the beach! Mom, I love your sunglasses! We miss you all!!!

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

I love panama city. I always liked the grilled amberjack over at montego bay. Enjoy your trip!