Let The Joint Family Vacation Begin!

We are back from the First Annual Pope/Benefield Family Vacation and I am happy to report that we are all still friends!
We actually hope to add a few last names to that title next year!

We got everyone and everything all locked and loaded by 9 AM and were on the road.
Let me tell you that vacationing with kids ages 4, 2, and 2 months requires quite a bit of equipment! Good thing we have big cars or we would have been in trouble!The drive was about and hour shorter then we thought it was going to be, which was good since Matalie was yelling for some grub right as we pulled up to our cabin.
We stayed at a state park that had cabins and it was absolutely perfect for a family vacation.
It has two huge bedrooms, each with a private bath, a wide open family room and kitchen area, and two screened in porches for the kiddos to play on.
I loved that we didn't have to worry about how loud the kids were.

And boy were they loud!We will be doing the cabin thing again for sure!
It took the guys about 10 seconds to get out in the marsh and start exploring.
This picture makes me laugh.
Andrew has a machete down the back of his shirt while Scott felt that a bucket and shovel from the dollar store was sufficient weaponry against the alligators!MMMM, crabs!
Hello little feller.
While all four of the bigger kiddos played outside, Amy and I wasted no time getting into vacation mode.
When we got hungry we all loaded up and headed over to River Street in Savannah for dinner.
Josie has become quite a silly goose these past few days. She came up with this "diaper hat" all by herself.
We ate at Flannagans and it was the yummiest yummy seafood I've ever had.
Scott got oysters and there was a yucky worm on his plate. He paid for that later.Andrew always thinks he is getting her goose...
But she is quick to retaliate!
We ended the night by throwing our overly exhausted munchkins in bed and playing a mean game of Rummy. During which I am 99.9% sure Andrew was making up new rules as we went!


Kameron said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I think a cabin is a great idea. I might have to borrow that one!