Rory and Daddy playing in the sand. She LOVED the sand and loved even more wrecking any structure that we made out of it.
This guy and his family were staying in our condo and he was out on the beach every morning fishing. He caught about 25 catfish (I had no idea that catfish were in the ocean) that he kept throwing back (or maybe 1 catfish 25 times?) and then all of a sudden, he started calling in our direction saying that he thought that he had a small shark and asking if Kev or Tim could help him pull it in.
We all went running in his direction and needless to say, it was not a shark, but a 30lb Redfish. It was HUGE. Clearly, he didn't throw this one back! Mom and I both made the comment that we felt terrible for the fish when it was laying on the beach dying. I know, I am a wussie, whatever...
My girl was really happy to be getting in some beach time, even before breakfast!
These are deer and reindeer. They had found this space in the fence where they could fit their noses. They were so sweet and gentle!
The kiddos spent a lot of time at the pools and we even drove back to Gulf Shores on Saturday so that the boys could go to the zoo too since they had not ever been. Our 2nd trip to the zoo was in the late morning, early afternoon (probably around 11ish) and the animals were not interested as much in food since they had already been fed and really wanted to take naps in the sun. The Zoo doesn't take long, maybe an hour, so we had lunch at LuLu's and then headed back to The Grand, for more swimming.