Best of the Rest of Destin

We covered a lot of ground in Destin, and took a lot of photos. Here are highlights of the rest of our week!

Floridian Pirates

We haven’t yet missed a chance to set sail for the high seas aboard a pirate ship, and Destin was no different! This time, the heat was a little much though. But, we made the most of the sweaty fun by hunting for treasuring, gaining key pirate skills and enjoying a little dance party at…

No Crabs But Still Fun at Crab Island

One of Destin’s coolest locations is Crab Island, a sandbar accessible only by boat and a true playground – pontoon boats, jet skis, over-water ninja warrior courses, restaurants and other vendors. The entire family enjoyed a great half day out on the water together – including on our two-slide boat and jet ski!

Diving in Destin

Two of the fifteen dusted off their diving certifications to head about 60-70 feet underwater and explore sea life in Destin. We visited the main Destin Bridge site, sunken to create an artificial reef in the 70s, as well as the East and North Bridge sites, which were teeming with fish, corals and other creatures.

Photos on the Beach

We used time together in Destin for a family photo shoot. We managed to get nearly 400 photos in 40 minutes as the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Some participants were easier to work with than others, but all the family came home with some great shots!

At Home at Destin

Summer vacation got an upgrade with a big house next to the beach in Destin, FL! The clear water was a nice respite from the hot, hot sun. Here are some beach highlights!

Celebrating a Grad in Style

High school graduation calls for a special celebration – and this one included a fire house tour, a family celebration and a big bonfire to end the night. While we’re sure it wasn’t all Ryan’s idea, it was a great way to spend time together!

Birthday Week Fun!

Hitting a milestone birthday, combined with other family birthdays and events, made for a busy birthday week!

This Is 40

A few weeks before the big 4-0, I got an amazing opportunity to reflect, reset and relax in the Arizona desert. There was a lot of time to exercise, get advice from amazing professionals and reflect on things that often aren’t ever top of mind. While away, the boys enjoyed time with family as the…