Wednesday, May 14, 2014

St. Augustine Fun (I want a boat!)

We always have the best time when we are in St. Augustine! Partly because it is such a cool little beach town and partly because Mack and Cheryl are always such amazing hosts (and we are excited to see them and their cute little guy).
The highlight of the day for all of us was going out on Mack's boat. I love being out on the water in a boat and am seriously tempted to move after spending the afternoon enjoying the wind in my face riding around. The babies came out on the boat for awhile, our family and Scotto got dropped off at the same little restaurant we visited a couple years ago when we were there for spring break, and then Mack came back after exchanging passengers to pick us up. We rode around some more and all got good laughs when he made the boat jump over the waves out towards the ocean. The other highlight of the ride back was seeing some dolphins. It is so exciting to see them out in the wild!
  Scotto, Hope and our family went into downtown to check out Fry Heaven (as soon as Scott mentioned it I HAD to go!) and then stopped at a little magic shop as we were headed back to our car. Preston was SO cute while we were in there and was completely amazed by every trick!
That evening before dinner all the girls headed back to the cute downtown area to visit some adorable little shops, a couple of which were owned by one of Cheryl's cute friend and her husband. We had a BBQ back at their place and then it was time to head back to the hotel and get the kids in bed...Easter was in the morning :-)!
(oh yeah, and Ella and I started our morning EARLY. She and I were both awake at 4am and after laying in silence trying to fall back asleep for over an hour, we decided to just get up and do something. I worked out while she read and then we hung out by the indoor pool and read some more until we thought everyone else would be waking up)
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Preston got to go with the big boys to put the boat in the water and we walked down to the dock at the end of their street to meet them.
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we tried getting a picture of Ollie and Lulu on their first boat ride :-)
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Ella LOVED oysters!
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Addie love checking out the live bait at the little shop next to the restaurant.
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Ella was especially excited to see Hope on the boat when they arrived to pick us up after our lunch :-)
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DOLPHINS!!!
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Ella and Oliver are cute little buddies.
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I love the spanish moss in all the trees in the area...so pretty!
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