http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=4316350785635987648 Cave Dwellings: FINALLY!!! A DESTIN-ATION!

July 4th , 2016

July 4th , 2016
Den and me

Sunday, July 23, 2017

FINALLY!!! A DESTIN-ATION!

It obviously doesn't take much to get my shorts in a dither...Our entire family (all kids and most grands) took a trip for a Cave-A-Palooza....in Destin, Florida last week. This has been planned since early Spring and was hatched one evening during a Christmas get together...The idea was our children's..to see if we could co-habitate in one big spot ( meaning a large house) for a solid week without police intervention.  I have to admit, some times it was close, but we managed to finish our week by the ocean without any major disasters..and we are all still speaking~! Here are some photos of the good times...
One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen...

Crystal clear blue water and white sand beaches..

It was seriously like a living inside a water color work of art!!!
This was our 7 bedroom, 5 bath, 2 kitchen house 1 short block from the ocean. There were bedrooms on every floor, including the "tower room" on the 4th floor...Our granddaughter, Taylor, got that one!
...and we had a long skinny pool at our house too!

Now this is quite a bunch right here!!!!


Here are all of the kids! Obviously they had NO fun at all!!!!! We had to sweep sand out of the house every day at least twice!
Frank Lloyd Wright, eat your heart out...Now THIS was a working sand castle complete with a moat!!!
 
Of course, raw oysters were a must have...for some..
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The "adult" table...We do clean up pretty good!!

Sophia and Landon loved boarding that surf!!!

Some went "Go Carting"!!!

Taylor had no fun at all..what a shame.

The night before we left, we all went to dinner then to the beach for some family photos as the sun was setting..
Kelly and Cindy Cave


Chris and John Wolff

Tim and Terrie Heiser 

Chris and John brought along what is called a Sky Lantern..It's much like a mini hot air balloon...You can hand light it and watch it fly..We did that our last evening on the beach...



....And finally it begins to fly!!!


This was so amazing to watch it disappear...It went really high!


I hear you are suppose to make a wish when it goes aloft...

Some of the "kids" couldn't contain their excitement!! 



The kitchen/great room with balcony on the second floor.

CHOW TIME!!Each couple cooked on night, and another did KP (clean up)..Yep, saved us a buck or two!!!This night was Chris and John's turn to cook and the made a wonderful Low Country Grill..shrimp, potatoes, sausage and sweet corn..YUMMOLICIOUS!!!!

 Tim Heiser was just asking to be dumped off that raft!!!


The "kid's" table at Happy Hour. 


Kelly and Cindy with 2 of their 6 grands, Sophia and Landon.


The Heiser clan



I know, I know...I'm not that great at "selfies"...and just look at me sweat!!!!
Our three rapscallion kiddos..

With 4 flights of steps to climb, we kept in shape..I wish they had thought to put in a slide on one of them...


 The Wolff family

The notorious Cave sisters...and no, they didn't plan on the same suit and hats...truly a coincidence. 


It all started in 1969, when I met Dennis and his fancy Chevelle...See what it got us?? 

Dennis and I ...OK, we normally don't look quite like this...

 Now THIS  is more like it!!!!

Thank you for tolerating my very long family blog. Obviously, we took sooooo many photos and made so many memories. This was probably a once in a lifetime trip and we are so very blessed to have such a crazy, fun group altogether in one place!!!! Cherish those moments!


9 comments:

  1. We all need to hang out with family and have some fun. Glad everyone made home alive.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. Wonderful family........Wonderful trip........ looks like the best time ever ❣️❣️❣️

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  3. Sounds like a fabulous family vacation... special memories. Love that house and all the family photos. Hopefully you'll be able to plan another wonderful Cave-a-palooza next year. Hope you're starting to feel better!

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  4. Fantastic memories with family - can't be beat.

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  5. Yup, looks like everyone is having fun:) We live down the road in Navarre and the beaches are great and a lot less people.

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    1. Hmmmmm very interesting...food for thought..Do you own a home, condo or apartment?

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  6. What a fabulous time you guys all had together!! I followed a lot of your trip via Facebook but had fun looking at the pictures again!! You have a fantastic family! Great memories!!

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  7. And a great time was obviously had by all. So nice when that happens. You have a lot of great pictures there as well. Great colors. Good stuff. Have you already re-booked for next year or even maybe again in late summer. Keep on beachin................

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  8. Looks like an amazing trip! One filled with many memories, love checking out your blog!
    Gregg

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