We spent our days being complete beach bums. Hudson and Maddie did OK on the beach, but they would be over it pretty quick. Luckily we brought a blow up pool to put on the deck, and they would play in it forever.
We arrived on Father's Day, but we didn't get to do any celebrating since everyone was getting settled in. We decided to charter a private boat for all the men to go deep sea fishing on Tuesday as their gift. They had an absolute blast! My brother in law caught a Wahoo, which is apparently a "prize fish." They are very hard to catch and rare. It is said to be the "fillet of the sea." We all benefited from the trip, because we ate the fish they caught all week long. The Wahoo was probably the best fish I have ever put in my mouth. Hopefully he will have the same luck next year, because I don't think I will be finding it on a restaurant menu.
They were pretty pumped after the trip, so they bought fishing poles, and did some fishing off the pier, and by the house. Nicholas was the only one that caught a fish the whole week.
Most nights we would cook dinner at the house (which was amazing, because we saved money, and it would have been a nightmare to go out to eat with 18 people.) Then we would either play games on the porch, or take the short walk to pier park. The kids had a blast at the "carnival" as they called it. My friend Leigh came to visit us several times, and one night we relived our childhood and rode the "Sea Dragon" from Miracle Strip. We had such a blast!