Earlier this month we headed south and spent a few nights in Orange Beach, AL! This was the first beach Harper laid her itty bitty feet on when she was six months old, how much she has changed since then. Each vacation we take is a little different because Harper is at that age where we focus on different activities, different routines and just seeing her act so differently.
Harper did great on the drive and much better than I expected! We made sure to take rest stops with plenty of time for her to stretch and run a little. It was beautiful the entire time, a little chilly a couple of the days depending on the wind, but we were completely fine with that! The great thing about going early March is that we pretty much had the beach to ourselves and we got a great deal on our condo! We scored and were able to stay in one of the nicer "upscale" condos that I was eyeing the last time we were in the area. VRBO.com is a great site if you haven't checked it out!
Almost packed and ready to go!
At the rest area stretching our legs.
Of course we have to stop at Cracker Barrel. Harper loves the rocking chairs!
We stopped half on our way to Alabama and drove straight through on our way back. This was at our hotel and Harper was having too much fun jumping on the bed:)
We finally made it!!
She loved the fishies
Harper made it only a few feet and had to start playing in the sand!
She loves the beach and the sand
She made it a few more feet and stopped again to role in it!
There they go!
We had our own grill on our own patio and loved it!
Momma forgot the swim diapers
We seen some gators while walking on Backcountry Trail
Our favorite barbecue place, Moe's
We went to the zoo one day and these baby kangaroos were adorable, but Harper wasn't quite sure of them.
She wasn't sure about feeding the animals at first either. haha
Ready to eat
I just love this picture!
Oh no, she found the m&m's
Playing at the play at the outlet mall
Harper loves the carousel, so she was pretty excited!!
Another beach day
Dad likes to get buried
She sure loves her daddy
Getting so big
One of the few family photos, but we got one!
Just relaxing before we head out
I'd say Harper has it made, she loved riding on this! And, it made for an easy leave!
One last stop....I love my taffy and they have the best!!
The end to a great week together as a family of three!!