Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fort Walton Vacation

We got back from Fort Walton beach about a week ago from our second summer vacation. I usually bring a computer so that I can work on my blog, but only brought my mini iPad. I wasn't able to post from my iPad with pictures...so no posts throughout the week.

We had a great time, even though  it rained 5 out of 7 days, I got a speeding ticket, and Row started the vacation with a trip to the MediQuick clinic for strep throat.

Lots of monopoly, clue, seafood, and going to the pool between rain showers. The Gulfquarium was a great afternoon treat. We spent the last full day of sunshine at The Big Kahuna water park in Destin on Tuesday.

Our friends from Arkansas were in Florida and drove across to visit for an afternoon. We went to the beach, and then to a nice restaurant before they drove back to their hotel.

Row, our ten year old on the left, is starting fifth grade and doing extremely well in school. He got all A's last year and made the Principal's Honor List, which is only given to one student per class per semester. He is our artist. He was the only student to have his artwork displayed outside the art room, which was a comic series on Minecraft over the course of several months.  

The Doctor, our two year old in the middle, is into Masha and the Bear (Youtube it) and Blues Clues. He'll dance around with Steve or Joe during the show. He is already showing his charismatic personality, and seems to be the favorite of quite a few daycare workers. He's too cute. We are keeping his curls for now. His Daddy had curls when he was a toddler, a long long time ago...

Row, our seven year old, is still into the Nerf guns and Legos. He also made the A/B honor roll all last year. Mom and Dad are working with him more this year on spelling and reading for a better foundation. Overall,  he is our rough and tumble guy. In their after school program he has taken karate, print shop, and has a wide variety of interest. I can see him joining the military if his eyesight doesn't disqualify him...

We are doing our best to raise strong, smart young men. 

Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. Be safe and God bless. Glad your vacation was a good one. ^_^

    1. Thanks, I hope the weather has been fair for you this year. Too much rain for a lot of people.

  2. Glad you had some well-earned time to enjoy! Also good to know you can still have a family vacation in that part of FL. Back in the dark ages we went from Fort Benning to Destin, but then none of the buildings was more than one story high. White sand beaches and warm Gulf water is a great combination for a memorable summer with Mom and Dad.

    Thanks for growing men. There's a shortage of real ones in many parts of this country.

    Thanks also for the comment on Frugalprep. I was getting a little concerned that we hadn't heard from you in a while.

    1. I'm here, just busy and don't have much to say....