Monday, October 13, 2014

Beach Front Bonfire

We spent this weekend celebrating my brother-in-law's birthday by camping out on White Island!  Thanks to Buck, the set-up was incredible and complete with a full-scale kitchen, bathrooms (okay, they were really more like outhouses), and a projection screen so that we didn't miss a single football game (this is the South, after all)!  The kids had the time of their lives fishing, swimming, skim boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows and sleeping in sandy, wet tents.  When you're little, it doesn't get any better than that!

White Island is a little barrier island in Pensacola Bay that holds a special spot in the heart of many a Bayshore kid.  We came over to the island by boat, but it is really close enough to paddle board or even to swim (in fact, I was counting on using my paddle board as an escape plan if roughing it got to be too much fun).  As much I have been talking about dreaming about cooler weather, it's times like these that make me grateful to live on the Gulf Coast.  We always say that we are lucky enough to live where others only get to vacation.

Tent City

It takes a village

Hudson, Payne and Callie on the kayak

The princess gets a ride

Peace Out

Cooking up some veggies

He worked hard for his dinner

Aunt Jen and Marian roasting hot dogs

Sitting around the camp fire

Dinner around the camp fire

Hot dog on fire

Master of ceremonies

Skim board champ

This is how we do it

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  1. That looks like such a fun weekend! It is so nice to still be able to have beach weather on the weekends :)

  2. It was! It also made it a little easier for my husband to forget about the Gator game! ;)

  3. Looks like a blast! A little jealous here! :)

    1. It's so stormy here right now and the Gulf is so fierce that I'm missing those blue skies and warm water.