Almost a year ago I started planning a trip to Destin Florida. My Dad had mentioned he wanted to put together a family reunion. Trying to find a time and location that would fit everyone was a little difficult but we made it work. Destin was a days drive for Rachel and I so it seemed like a perfect location since we have children. And who doesn't love the BEACH???
We arrived Monday afternoon and stayed until Sunday morning. Nathan didn't make the drive out with us because he was concerned about missing to much school. He flew in on Wednesday morning. Every day we played on the beach and in the pool. The water was amazingly clear and the kids had no problem jumping right in to search for fish and play around. I was surprised at how much they loved floating around in the Ocean. In the evenings we searched for and caught crabs, Molly was a little scared but the boys loved it. On Thursday we rented a large pontoon boat with slides. I think this was the highlight of the week for most people. On the boat ride we stopped and snorkeled, saw dolphins, swam, and slid down the awesome slides.
Sunday morning we packed up and headed out. It was sad to leave but after almost 2 1/2 weeks of traveling to Texas and Florida I am ready to be home for a little bit. Overall this trip was a huge success. It has been almost 9 years since we have all been together and I think Destin was the perfect choice to make that happen again.