A couple weeks ago, we spent the weekend at the Gill family condo in Gulf Shores. Our friends, Nate & Christin, came with us. We grilled out Friday night, then headed to The Gulf for the best mojitos ever. Saturday morning we took the boat out and decided to hang out on Robinson Island. We'd heard about some concert happening there, but had no idea it would be such a big thing. We got to the island early and thankfully beached it on the opposite side of the island because this is what the craziness looked like...
Sunday, we laid on the beach in front of the condo. It was a gorgeous day with beautiful water. One of Cameron's college friends and his wife were in town too, so it was good to catch up with them.
The last weekend in June we had a relaxed weekend around the house so we'd be sure to be ready for our long weekend at the beach for July 4th. Last weekend, we headed back to Gulf Shores for the madness that is Independence Day at the beach! We stayed at our friend Harry's house on the lagoon, along with Elliott and Darla. Friday was a beach day - another day with beautiful water!
|for some reason the boys were determined to fit 2 people on this float|
|Harry really liked my beach hat|
We headed in a little early so we could get cleaned up for an evening boat cruise.
We stopped at Cobalt's for a delicious dinner then decided to head out into the gulf since it was so calm. We waited for sunset, then from where we anchored, we were able to watch the firework shows up and down the beach. Really, there is nothing like it!
When we were deciding where we wanted to spend the 4th, we were torn between our annual Gulf Shores excursion and Dauphin Island, where we had multiple friends staying. So Saturday we got up early and took a boat ride across Mobile Bay to spend the day at Sand Island. One of our friends recently purchased a Maui Mat - a really big piece of foam that floats on the water and can support multiple people. I'm sure it's meant for little kids, but these grown-up kids loved it!
|Steve being a good daddy|
|when the Edmond/Whitfields show up, they do it big!|
|Ellie was a hit|
We made it back to Gulf Shores just in time to watch the sunset from the deck on Harry's house. Perfect ending to a great weekend!