Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Destin, Days 1 and 2

In typical Starnes fashion, our trip started with a bang.  After flying to Atlanta, we voluntarily gave up our seats for 2 flights per person anywhere Air Train/Southwest flies.

Spent the night at the Wyndham, ate dinner, etc......all compliments of the airline, of course......and only missed 18 hours.

That's a total of 10 round trip flights.  Not too shabby.

We finally arrived and wasted no time getting outside and enjoying the house.  It's darling.



The beaches are beautiful.  Sugar white sand with crystal blue water.


At any given time, Pa has 2-3 kids hanging on him.





Jack napped, of course.


And, I snorkeled.  We all did eventually.



Lara brought with her supplies to make super cute souvenirs......hand print shirts for each kiddo.



Another fabulous day at the beach.


Kellen is the center of attention.  So, so adorable.




All the kids have been smothered with love.

Pa, too.  Having a great time!

16 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

SO fun!!! I love all the pictures! Cousins are THE BEST!!! :)

The Soladay Family said...

So glad to see yáll are having so much fun! Give T a hug from us!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Cute pics - love Laine and her smiles!!!

Kelly Beatty said...

You are sooo positive because I know it's hot as shit out there. It looks like you all are having tons of fun.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Mermaid tales? Okay, I'm in love.

Monica said...

What a FUN trip! We are planning to go to Destin yearly as a family too. It's such a great family spot.

The Starnes clan is the most precious family! Love you all!

Sassafrass Jane said...

K so I want to steal Kellan. Damn that kid is cute! Glad you're having a blast! Too bad I couldn't be the drunk nanny for this crew. Coulda been epic.

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cow! Ten free airline tickets?! No flippin' way!

It looks like you are having loads of fun! Cute pictures!

aunt caroline said...

Great pics! Looks like you guys are having a blast!

Allyson and Dave said...

Only you would have good luck flying through Atlanta. That is a miracle. It must be all those cute kids! Maybe that is what I missing in my travels.

I love Destin. I have not been in years.

Kim said...

WOW! Great score on the free tickets. Have a wonderful time soaking up the sun!

Nate, Abbey, Noah and Blaire said...

So fun.

Vincent Family said...

Good job you on the free tickets!! Can't wait to see how you use them. And LOVE the picure of the Mermaids & Merman (said in my best Zoolander voice)!

~KS said...

I would like to meet Pa. He seems fabulous.

And I would also like to be buried in the sand with a mermaid tail.

merrilee said...

Beautiful pictures. The children are all so precious. Kellan is seriously a DOLL!

Impulsive Addict said...

10 free round trip tickets???? HOLY Shhhh. Only for you. I swear!

Loving the pics!