Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
190Trip End Jun 28, 2009
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When we got to Destin, we found our beach house where we will be staying with my grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. But they had not arrived yet, so we went down to the ocean and swam for a little while, then went out for a seafood dinner. My Uncle Jason met us there to get the keys and we drove the convertible back to see everyone. It was great to be all together again, especially on the beach
Destin beaches are really nice. The sand is very white and soft, and the water is calm and very blue, almost turquoise. My grandmother thinks it is the most beautiful beach in the world. Our house was right on the beach, so it was easy to go there anytime we wanted. We spent a lot of time on the beach, swimming in the ocean and digging in the sand. We also rented sea kayaks, which was fun. And we tried out Yolo Boards, which are big paddleboards that you stand up on and paddle around in the ocean. You have to keep your balance or you tip right over.
We celebrated my Dad's birthday while we were there, and had chocolate cake and Dippin Dots, which are frozen ice cream dots. My cousin Hannah thinks they are awesome. They are actually very good.
We also went to a natural springs called the Vortex, where I got to jump off some high jumps into the water and even swing on a wicked and quite dangerous swing. The water was cold, but clear and the only worry was the eels. One day, we all went to the Big Kahuna, which is a giant water park. I did almost all the rides, and my grandfather, who is 74, did too! He was very brave and crazy
The best part about being in Destin was being with my cousins. We had so much fun, swimming and hanging out. On our last day, my mom took us to ride Nascar gocarts, because we had been doing boot camp with her every morning. The go carts were so much fun to drive. My cousin Charlsi kept crashing, which was funny. It was sad to say goodbye again but I hope I will see them again very soon in the Beaverkill, if they get to come visit. Florida is great!