Back to day three...we woke up at the hotel, dressed for the beach, and drove in to Pass-a-grille where we'll be staying for the rest of the week. We treated ourselves to breakfast at a place on the bay called Seahorse. It's a local restaurant that was actually recommended to us the last time we stayed. It was perfect because we were able to walk on the bay while we waited for the table, and when the kids were done eating and getting antsy, I was able to take them back out. Plus, the food was amazing!
We had planned on parking at the public beach until our condo was ready, but the town really limits parking, so we couldn't find a space. It goes a long way in preserving the beach, limiting tourism, and preventing the crowds, which is why we're such huge fans of the place. We called the owner of our rental property to ask if we could park there until check-in. Turns out the unit was ready, so we checked in, unpacked, and headed to the beach.
It was close to 1:30 by the time we made it out to beach, and just like yesterday, Eli and Ellie loved the sand. The tide had already come in, so the water was calm and shallow which was just perfect for the kids to run and play. It was such a fun afternoon together with no distractions.
We only stayed for about three hours because we hadn't eaten lunch, and we still needed to go grocery shopping for the week. Around 4:00 we headed back to the condo where we got dressed and made plans for dinner at Sea Critters. We had eaten there previously and enjoyed it, and this was no exception. It's a little place on the bay with fresh seafood and a beautiful view.
After supper we headed to Wal-Mart to get groceries and goodies for the week. Once we unloaded the van, we went for a walk on the beach. Eli got such a kick out of hunting for crabs, and the waves lulled Ellie to sleep which was a win-win for everyone.
Eli is watching a Lego movie which may just become a vacation tradition on this trip. Ha! It was a blessed day, and we are so thankful. Now, it's time to gear up for tomorrow!