Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Apring Break 2009

FINALLY! I have my pictures uploaded and stored on Snapfish. Whew! That took forever.

We have learned, living in the Pacific Northwest the last 4 years, that you MUST get out of here during Spring Break to find the sunshine! If you don't, it feels like winter lasts for 9 months. That is why this year we headed off to Clearwater Florida to enjoy the sunshine and spend time with some extended family.

Here are some highlights of our trip to Clearwater Beach Florida.

We stayed in a lovely neighborhood about 3 miles from Pier 60. We rented a little 3 bedroom house with a fantastic screened in sun room and an awesome pool.

We visited with Bob's grandma who lives in Palm Harbor. His mom flew down from Indy, so we got to hang with her too. And his Aunt Katie drove over from Stuart to spend a few days with us. We are so blessed to have such a great family!

We spent several days just hanging out at the beach. We had a beach access that was 3 blocks from our house. It was perfect! The walk was through the beautiful neighborhood and it was close enough for us to run back home and get anything we forgot to bring with us. We had lots of sunny days to spend at the beach and in the pool. We spent our days boogy boarding, relaxing in the sun, making sand castles and catching lizards!

We took a Pirate Cruise one afternoon, which turned out to be the highlight of the trip. The pirate crew kept the kids entertained all day and even had Bobby dress up as "Peg Leg Pete" to help with a water gun fight. The parents enjoyed free cocktails and we even spotted some dolphins while out on our cruise!

Pier 60 was fun with many activities for the kids -- bungee tramplines, vendors and entertainers along the boardwalk, and lots of ice cream!

We even took a ferry ride one day from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island, which was supposedly the best natural beach in 2008.?

We had such a wonderful vacation. It's always good to soak up the sun, and the family time together. We can't wait for next year!

Here are a few from our last night in Florida. Check out the beautiful sunset!


  1. OKay I LOVE the pictures.
    The house is awesome! Sure does look like you had fun.
    Here are my Fav's:
    Your hat
    The pic of Bob and Sarah from behind.
    Well you know me- I am just a fan of the "behind" shots!

  2. We very much enjoyed Clearwater Beach last July...I'm glad you all did too!