Friday, June 12, 2015

All in Grand Fun


We enjoyed vacationing at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Ala., over Memorial Day weekend. Holiday events included a petting zoo and carnival rides by the lagoon and a nighttime bonfire on the beach with s'mores and sundaes. We loved taking part in these special events, but many of the resort's regular activities were just as enjoyable. As a family we divided into pairs to go kayaking in the bay one afternoon.




These girls loved lounging in the hammock. What a perfect spot for snuggling!





Riding bikes was my favorite leisure activity. Christian, Mary Ashley, Emma and I ventured beyond the gates to follow along the shore. There are some beautiful old properties with stunning views of the Gulf!


Here is a view of the pool, as seen from our balcony. This was a great gathering spot and place to cool off.




Lawn games were a pleasant diversion. Croquet, anyone?














The boys enjoyed playing horseshoes also.





Sunday brunch was such a delight, I couldn't resist snapping a photo of my sampling of desserts. These delightful morsels would be perfect for teatime. And speaking of that, afternoon tea and cookies are a daily pleasure here.





Although we wanted to linger, too soon it was time to head home from our marvelous weekend on the Gulf Coast. In a few short days we packed in enough beautiful moments to last the whole summer!



Be sure to stop in next week for some creative projects on the home front, including a preview of our screened-in porch makeover.

3 comments:

Rach said...

Looks so fun! Ava always talks about going to the beach so we are trying to decide on a resort. LOVE that last picture!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your family photos with us! We are looking for a place to stay on our fall visit to the area. Maybe I'm not understanding but is this resort on the bay, not the gulf? Did your kids miss not being on the beach with clear water? Thanks for any advice you can share as mama (me!) would prefer the lovely resort over a beach condo!!!

Meredith

Melissa Lester said...

Hi Meredith,

Yes, The Grand is on the bay. We love it! There is a small stretch of beach, along with many other amenities to keep everyone entertained. I highly recommend it and can't wait to return.

Have a lovely visit!

Blessings,
Melissa

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