Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Orange Beach, Phoenix, & the Lazy River

On Thursday afternoon after I got home from work, my sister and I loaded up the boys and all our STUFF and headed to Orange Beach, AL. A friend from work had a condo there for the week and invited us to come visit. When we showed up, I assured her that although it LOOKED as if we were prepared to stay a week we would only be staying one night!

We spent a little time in the indoor pool Thursday night. It was nice, but immediately when you walked in the smell of chlorine hit you like a freight train... Evan gave us a little trouble about not wanting to sleep (well, actually a lot of trouble)... So much so that his Aunt GiGi declared that she did not like him that day! (She has since come back around....)

Friday morning, after a fabulous breakfast cooked by Joe, Pam's boyfriend, we went down to the pool area. Robbie and Evan were still too young for the slide. There was a "kiddie" pool with a little fountain, but we skipped that altogether. We spent our time in the big pool and the lazy river. Let me just say that my boys LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the water! (Thank Heavens!)

A little before noon, we decided to head upstairs and have lunch. We fed them a "healthy" lunch of PB&J sandwiches and cheese puffs! YUM-E! After lunch, we headed back down to the pool. We stayed out there till about 2:30 p.m. or so, then decided we had had enough fun for the day and it was time to pack up for the trip home. Both boys were out cold before we ever got out of Orange Beach! :) So, Ginny and I went thru the drive-thru at Bruster's Ice Cream and got a sweet treat... (Shhh... the boys still don't know we had ice cream without them!)

We pulled in the driveway at 3020 Bonita at around 5:30 p.m. I think. Unloaded the boys and the car, and had a relaxing evening at home....

Phoenix on the Bay in Orange Beach is where we stayed. We liked it so much that we hope to save some MOOLAH and try to go there for vacation next summer! If you ever get a chance to go, do it! It's located on the bay, but it's not too terribly far from the beach. And a reasonable drive from Foley and the outlet stores... We've already talked about taking time out to go shopping in Foley if we go down there for vacation... LOL!

We had a GREAT time! Just sorry that Robert had to work this time around... But next time, he will DEFINITELY be with us! :o)

Happy Tuesday Y'all!


Monica said...

That sounds awesome!!!! I am so glad you got to have a day away.