We left in 5 different vehicles armed with snacks, movies and I-pads. Loaded down to the tops of our SUV's with blow up swimming pools, pack-n- plays, strollers and about $1,000 dollars worth of groceries (only a good start). In there somewhere was my 2 small soft bags that contained all I needed for the week. Traveling with 19 people is not easy, simple or cheap.
Three of the five vehicles heading out decided to caravan, following each other. Caitlin and I rode with her 2 kids following Robby and Kevin in his truck. Before we even reached Baton Rouge my driving privileges were revoked due to the fact that we were following the "wrong red truck". Yep, we had requested a potty break and they pulled over and as they got out of "their red truck" and headed inside, Hubby glanced over his shoulder to see us whiz past him. Well...the rest is history. I had to ride shotgun to him while Kevin drove my vehicle.
The dilemma as we drew near to our destination was whether we would continue the tunnel route or the ferry. Having never ridden over on the ferry we opted to go that route. When we arrived at 2:30, we were told the 3:30 and 4:15 ferries were already filled up and we would have to wait for the 5:00 one. Oh well...what could we do but wait at this point?
This year we rented a house on the bay side and I wasn't really sure how that was going to compare to being on the beach but WOW, how perfect with all of these little ones. Most of them were a little afraid of the waves at the beach and we had our own little beach and dock right here complete with calm water. Sunday morning found us all enjoying a little sand and sun time.
Later that afternoon we walked across the road to the beach side to let the kids play for a little while and I was SO thankful that we had decided to stay on the bay side. Most of the kids didn't like the waves and I even felt safer and more in control with us staying there. However, we DID have fun over there building a sandcastle and searching for seashells.