**Warning: A LOT of pictures (we were camera happy)!**
YAY! Finally, the Freemans visited the beach. Eli’s first time since he was 2, Noah’s and Jobe’s first beach vacation….and it was MUCH needed. The boys had an absolute blast in God’s big sandbox!! We headed down to Alligator point in the Florida Gulf which was in a very remote area surrounded by State Park land, nice and quiet!
Jobe’s first time seeing the water – he was a bit overwhelmed.
The tides were wonderful for little ones: super shallow water and a lot of critters to find!
The big boys even made a crab house for all of the critters we found:
We had the beach almost entirely to ourselves! Perfect for little boys with tons of open space!
Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets…
We were able to visit 2 state parks, see some manatees with Mimi, take a wildlife/gator boat ride, and visit an old fashioned aquarium where the boys were able to touch a lot of sea life AND see a massive turtle be fed crabs!!! Eli said “That was AWESOME!”
Checkers in the State Park Lodge:
The boys even saved an endangered horse shoe crab!
Mimi and Papa came to visit for a few days -
Lots of fun in the sun! A lot of butterflies – they stop at Alligator point every October on the migration journey.