June 26, 2014

TBT: Family Vacation

My bad you guys. I didn't show up yesterday, even after I promised a tutorial on Instagram. Don't worry! I'm gonna get that tutorial up for you tomorrow. But on to today's post.

Family Vacations

Family Vacations, your first one, your favorite one.

I've been on two family vacations in my whole life. One to Biloxi, Mississippi when I was eight and one to Hilton Head, South Carolina in 2010.

I don't think I appreciated that first family vacation as much as I should have. I don't remember a whole lot from that trip, mostly snap shot in my memory of things we did. I was just me, C, Mom, and her husband at the time. F was too little to bring along, so he stayed the week at my Nanna's house.

While in Biloxi, we got to see how a shrimp boat operates, went to a dolphin show, and swam at the beach once. Why only once? It was a public beach and I remember it being kinda gross. Most of the time we were pool side at our hotel, where I learned to do a back flip into the water. #momwassoproud

Parasailing in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head was a very different experience. I had so much fun on this trip, even though I was only able to take half the week off from work. ALL the kids (on my mom's side) went, so there was seven of us total. Hilton Head, South Carolina is a beautiful laid back vacation spot. We enjoyed multiple beach days this time, good food, and fun activities. My favorite activity was parasailing. Seriously, if you ever get the chance to go, do it!

One of the days we rented a boat and went cursing around the island. There are dolphins and lighthouses and sailboats everywhere. So picturesque. And for your viewing pleasure (or not) a sweet little video/slideshow I made back in 2010 with some pictures from the boat trip. It was the first "video" I ever made using the iMovie software on my Macbook, so go easy on me.

What was your first/favorite family vacation?

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  1. I've always wanted to go to Hilton Head! It would be quite the journey from here though, so a lot of planning would have to be done first!

  2. Super cute video!! I love Hilton Head. My Aunt used to live there so that was kind of our go-to place for vacays for awhile. *sigh* Now I need another vacation.

  3. Some great photos in that video!! :) Not sure what was our first family vacay but the first time I saw the ocean stands out - I think I was 10(ish)? Myrtle Beach, to visit my grandparents. AMAZING! The ocean has been magical to me ever since.

  4. There are more than 50 on board activities daily and in some ships many more so no matter how much (or how Little) you want to pack into your vacation we've got just what you're after!


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