Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tybee Island, Georgia

Our vacation last week was wonderful. It had just the right mix of activities and relaxation. We went with my mom, step-dad, sister and aunt. The house we stayed in was about a 3 minute walk to the beach on the northern end of the island. Everyone had their own bedroom which was super nice. The house also had a swimming pool which was awesome! Luke loved the pool as did the rest of us. It was a great place to cool off after riding our bikes (we all had one because we rented them for the week), hang out around while reading and just enjoy a lazy dip every now and then. The house was 4 stories tall so there were a bunch of stairs (good exercise) but there was also an elevator that Luke enjoyed pushing the buttons in. There was a large covered porch which was used multiple times daily whether eating a quick bite, relaxing or watching a few storms roll in over the water. It was great week spent with family.

The highlights:
*Obviously hanging out on the beach
*Relaxing by the pool
*A day trip to Savannah
*A round of golf for the guys
*A dolphin tour for the gals
*Super yummy seafood
*Lots and lots of ice cream
*Riding bikes to explore the island
*Being together as a family for a whole week
*Watching Luke play in the sand and waves
*Luke riding on an airplane for the 1st time
*A 178 stair climb to the top of the Tybee Lighthouse
*Celebrating with Mom how well her chemo treatments are going

This will be a long post because there are many pictures I want to share. So you are forewarned :)

Luke's 1st time on an airplane. He did great on the way there but coming home wasn't quite as easy.
First moments on the beach- all week Luke would pick up sand and then run to the water and throw it in.
Luke had no fear of the water; it made us a little nervous at first but he quickly learned he needed a hand when entering.
Sarah and I at the beach!
Mom and Aunt Barbara at lunch after a long, hot bike ride to the restaurant.
Swimming with Paw Paw- pure joy!
Love this pic!
Playing with Dad in the ocean.
Jumping in the waves with Mom.
Riding bikes on the beach- Luke is peeking out of his cart behind Troy. And yes, I took this pic while in motion.
On the trolley in Savannah. We all enjoyed our day trip.
An evening bike ride on the beach with Mom and Sarah.
Playing in the sand.
Family beach shot- Luke was not happy about holding still for this.
On the dolphin tour boat with Barbara, Mom and Sarah.
Relaxing on the sectional :)
Lunch out on our last full day.
Walking to the beach to say farewell.
One final family pic. This is the boardwalk down to the beach from our house.

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