They flew to Tampa and had a day there at the Lowry Park Zoo - Jack loved seeing all the animals, and of course, playing with his crazy cousins.
|Captain Jack at the Lowry Park Zoo|
From there, they drove south to take a water taxi over to Little Gasparilla Island. This little barrier island is only 7 miles long and has no roads, cars, or stores. It's a tiny piece of paradise. They stayed there for 4 nights of crazy family dinners, fun on the beach, and lots of laughter (and a few beers!). Dare we hope that Ben and Kristin actually relaxed for a few minutes?! A good time was had by all, and with 15 assorted family members there it truly was a trip to remember.
|15 Assorted Higginsons take over the beach!|
It means a lot to all of us to see Jack making these wonderful memories with his mom, dad, and baby brother. Though the warmth (and Ben's sunburn) have faded away, we'll always have the pictures to remember this very special time! And we are definitely already dreaming of next year!
|Fun in the sun with baby brother Owie|
|Fireworks on the beach - making memories!!|
|Ben and Kristin... enjoying some quiet time and maybe relaxing!!!|
|Fun for the whole family - Ben and Owen|
|This sand isn't going to dig itself!!|