Thursday, June 10, 2010
Our Wonderful Vacation...In Pictures!
We went to Tybee Island, Georgia for a week and LOVED it!! I took about 136 pictures total. So, instead of actually writing down EVERYTHING we did, I'll do it in picture form, and put a few captions under certain picture to explain. :) By the way, the beach was a SUCCESS!
Can you tell we're tired of riding yet?
(10 hours there, + stopping every 2 hours = approx. 12 hours)
Oh, this was our wonderful rest stop in Dalton, Georgia. It depicts 3 of the great Civil War generals of the South. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. This carving is the world's largest stone relief work. It dwarfs Mount Rushmore. It's the length of 3 football fields end to end!!
We took a cable car to the top of the huge stone it's carved on and...
...got this incredible view.
We were WAY up in the clouds! At first, I did NOT want to take a cable car, filled with close to 30 people, to the top of a ginormous rock. But, with a lot of encouragement, I managed to get up there, and back down. :) (barely)
More Driving...and riding...
Yahoo! We're in Tybee! Can you tell Ava is excited?
It was a BEAUTIFUL beach!! But, I'm sorry to say, I didn't get any pictures of our Condo, The Sandpiper, that we stayed in. It was a wonderful house. It had three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a laundry area, a HUGE kitchen, and a little hallway area when you came in. All in all, a nice roomy place for 7 people to stay.
Now, for those of you who are wondering, these 'towers' were FUN to make! If you dug a deep enough hole in the sand, deep enough to were the sand is watery enough to slip through your fingers, you cand start piling it in piles, and molding these cool sculptures. Daddy came up with it, and we actually drew a little crowd for a while. Grace had brought her knights and horses and catapults. So we had fun seiging each others castles. (For those of you who have seen the Lord of the Rings, Daddy built an AWESOME Helm's Deep and I made Minis Tirith. I'll try to find some pictures of our replicas!)
...We spent most of the time at the beach...AHHHH....
Well, I'll post our trip to Savannah later. There was a lot of historical buildings and shops there. Also, there's a funny story I'll tell that our carriage driver told us...(we took a carriage tour of Savannah. It was really fun!)