Day three in Panama City. Please tell me it will be warmer!
I headed out to the local grocery store early this morning to restock the essentials: milk, fruit, and toilet paper. You see, we are renting a condo where paper products are not replenished. I brought some with me but…..we needed more.
Hey, we have seven people here. You got a problem with that?
But as I was out shopping, I realized that I was warm---for the first time all week. Whoo hoo! The wind is gone….or it is significantly less blowy. Do you like that word?
Beach bound and truckin’, baby!
Bathing suits on. Check. Sunscreen on. Check. Cooler packed. Check. Let’s go!
We loaded up our gear
and headed for the sunny shore.
The little ones spent the day playing in the sand building castles and anything else their little hearts desired. They had the wonderful assistance of cousins which both greatly enjoyed.
Anna Grace loved to be buried in the sand (makes my skin crawl just to type that) so she enlisted Katie to help.
She spent most of the day crawling around in the sand and smoothing it on herself like it was lotion. Ick. Might explain why it took so long to clean her tonight, huh?
Hours were spent enjoying the sun and sand today----with food and sunscreen replenishment. Everyone needs a break at some point, right?
We returned home worn out from the sun and gulf breeze. Showers were quickly taken so we could de-sand ourselves. We looked over our bodies to see change in color---for those of you that actually turn a nice shade of brown. Me? With my pale Irish skin? I go from white to red to white again. No problem. I was slathered in SPF 30 today. I should be fine.
Except that I apparently forgot to coat my knees. So most of me is still lily white but my knees are bright red. Lovely, huh? Mystery solved and lesson learned. Be sure to completely cover your body before heading outdoors. But it’s still better than last year's spring break when all of me was red. Ooo, that was a bad week.
Tomorrow brings good weather, more food, a visit from Catlan, and our last full day in Florida. It should prove to be a wonderful send off…
I leave you with my favorite photo of the day…..