Family Vacation with the Crawfords and Doanes

Wednesday, 31 July 2013
We have started a fun new family tradition. We take one vacation a year with my mother's brother and his family. My cousins are: Lauren (lives in Seattle) and Amanda (lives in Kansas, married with one young child). Her husband's name is Vic and my aunt Judy is so much fun. She has a great sense of humor (as does everyone else) so we have a great time.

This year we went to the Florida Keys and stayed at a home in Islamorada (Upper Keys). My mom does a great job of scoping out properties and this year we had our own private beach and plenty of room for all 11 people.

The property (Kara-Pan I) is in such a nice location and mom and I walked on the beach several times in the morning looking for shells and watching for birds. 

The water in the keys is warm and clear so after a walk in the morning and a cup of coffee, I would usually take a quick swim before settling in to study for comps. 

We did some really fun things while in Florida: swimming in the ocean, pool days, kayaking to an island, snorkeling on the Big Reef, a fabulous boat ride, shopping, cooking together, watching Tarpon and sharks being fed at nearby marinas and great dinners out listening to live music. 

There are more pictures to come of our activities. My favorite part was cooking for everyone on our second night there. James helped me and we looked out onto the peaceful waters of the Atlantic while preparing the meal. 

1 comment

Lee Elder said...

Yeah, there's nothing like a vacay on the beach! Looks like you're having a nice summer!