This morning, after a delicious tomato quiche and hash brown casserole, all the Thublins, Schiens, and Tribbles put on newly-ironed, white shirts with jeans and headed to the beach. For almost two hours, Mrs. Amy and Momma were directing their children, trying to secure the perfect pictures. Welounged on rocks, sat in the sand, and posed in the water. Regardless of a few squinty eyes, I think their efforts were well worth it. We even got the camera's timer working after a few moments of struggle, so all nine of us even got in a few shots. Our "photo shoot" ended with all five of the kids (ranging in age from 20 to our baby who's 13) sitting in the water, hunched over the crashing waves.
After the trek back to the beach house in our sopping wet jeans, we all changed and spent the afternoon in Historic St. Augustine. Ever since I finished reading Gone With the Wind, I've become absolutely obsessed with all things Tara. We passed these two restaurants this afternoon, and I absolutely had to document it:
We had lunch at the Bunnery Cafe, where I broke my vegetarianism for a brief meal and ate a cheeseburger. I felt so guilty eating a baby cow that I decided my meat-eating was just reserved for that one vacation meal. I'm back to my salad-eating ways; sorry to burst your bubble Daddy.
We also took the ferry boat to Fort Matanzas. Sure, we should have been remembering the soldiers who lived in the cramped living quarters; instead, us girls just used the fort as an additional backdrop for our photos. Becky posed in front of the cannons, while I used the artillery turret. To make it appear educational though, we did take a picture in front of the park sign.
When we sat down for our last night of good eating' (tomorrow we'll just have left overs), Becky and I were sure to grab our fiber pills. That's been one of our jokes for the week. At dinner, Mrs. Amy makes the boys take 6 fiber pills; from night number one onwards, my sister and I have begun taking our daily dose too. We may have to invest in those once we get home. I'm thinking yes.