Mommy, Daddy, Adam and Grandpa Gung Gung hopped on a plane and jetted off to northwest Florida to stay in a cozy rented beach villa duplex within sight of Miramar Beach just outside the city of Destin.
Pier fishing, the swimming pool, and of course a couple of visits to the beach were just part of the fun we all had out there.
Adam and Gung Gung hanging out at base camp
Out on Oskaloosa Pier for some periodically-rainy day pier fishing
Adam sets his net sights on one of the omnipresent coastal birds in violation of pier loitering laws
Even with the sound of the wind masking his approach, the bird remains one step ahead
Getting hands on with the squid bait
Adam shows Dad how to get the fish to bite
Gung Gung and Adam strike a quick pose before casting out for some fish
Gung Gung reels in the big catch
Tonight, we feast!
Adam and Gung Gung resting up back at the beach house
Going down the stairs pretty much "all by myself"
Hello from the beach!
Adam and Gung Gung get a look at the blue Gulf water
Mommy (and little brother in waiting) get in on the beach / ocean fun
A bucket that would be refilled many times over
It's all about the scoop technique
Time for some awesome wave jumping
Beach ball, prepare to be kicked!
the kick so powerful, the force of it moves the oceans
the best athletes do their offseason training on the sand
Adam working on his soccer header technique, with a little gymnastics donkey kick at the end
Beach Day 2: The Shoveling
Powerful baby legs - honed by sandwalking
Color coordinated, totally cool
The obligatory family beach photo
mastering the backstroke (the kicking part at least)
big splashes, big speed
smile of a champion
Mommy and Gung Gung, poolside
with the shades on, kinda already looks like a steely-nerved combat zone pilot
At the airport, a quick photo before heading home (in a commercial plane - not pictured)