We made the effort to leave early, so we were on the road by 4.45am. This was a good idea, as there was very little on the road at the time. I had been to Krispy Kreme the night before and got some donuts, so we had those as breakfast at the road.
Leaving early was an excellent idea, as we got to Savannah, Georgia for breakfast at 8.30. We were over a third of the way there already.
We continued on our journey and made excellent time. Anna Marie Island is over 600 miles from here. It is so far.... It was supposed to take 10 hours, and it pretty much did. We got to the rental company to pick up our keys at 2.45. The place was like a mad house!!!
We headed to the Waterfront restaurant, and were able to get a seat outside, overlooking the road and the bay. Man, it was hot, but there was a storm brewing, and plenty of fans blowing the air around. The food was delicious, as was the ambiance, or it would have been without 3 monkeys.
We headed back to the rental offices, and the place was just being finished off being cleaned. We headed round, and waited for them to finish. We settled in, and gave the boys a snack type dinner, before heading down to the beach.
Part of the reason for picking this particular property was its proximity to the beach. Less than a block..... It was stunning. Typically the kids went in the water with their clothes on, but the water was sooooo warm....
This was the first time we have ever been to the Gulf of Mexico. It is stunning.
We spent about 45 minutes on the beach. The kids had a great time, and it was so warm..... They went to bed a little late, in preparation for the rest of the holiday