Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dad gets left behind for a girls-only beach trip

Once Misty was convinced that I'd recovered from my surgery enough to take care of myself, she and the girls left me at home and took a trip to Orange Beach. Misty's friend Jennifer has a condo there, so for a few days Emily and Kendall got to play with her daughters Shelby and Josie.

They called me before they even reached the condo, and Emily was already declaring it the best beach ever (she'd seen the giant Ferris Wheel at The Wharf).

Even though they referred to it as a "beach" trip, they didn't really see much of the beach. Most of their time was spent at the pool and the water park. What little sand they saw came from a few feet at the bay, heavily trafficked with boats. They did find a batch of baby crabs under a pier though, and had fun hunting for more with nets.

Here's a slide show of pictures from their trip. While it's not the best photo in the group, the one below is my favorite because it's Kendall talking to me on the cell phone.

Talking to Dad, originally uploaded by MCuthbert.

When the girls got home, they were really sweet to me, asking how I was feeling and being careful not to hug me around my waist. I was glad to have them home -- I really missed them.

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