Derick & Jill | Feb 24, 2021 | 13
First Family Beach Vacation!
Ok…finally! The post many of y’all have been asking for since we promised it awhile back!
Where did we go on vacation?!! Well…
We had hoped to take a family vacation this year, but with covid we didn’t think it was gonna happen. However, as we got closer to Derick’s short break after his summer classes and job wrapped up and the start of his fall semester, we started looking at options and were able to book a place last minute through Airbnb! This was our very first family beach vacation!
Israel had seen the beach for the first time several years ago when we lived in El Salvador, but he was so little at the time that he didn’t really remember anything. This was Samuel’s first time to the beach and our first family beach vacation!
Six years ago, we honeymooned in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and thought about going back there, but with the driving time from Arkansas + the coronavirus complicating travel plans, we thought we’d better stick with somewhere we could get to in one day. We asked our Instagram followers for advice and many of y’all mentioned driving closer to Florida. We were able to find a great deal on a beach rental in Gulf Shores, AL, only a short drive to the Florida line, and it was still just one (long) day drive from home!
We had a wonderful time and are so thankful God allowed us the time away to regroup as a little family before school started back. Hope y’all enjoy these pictures and videos from our trip, and be sure and check out our YouTube channel for more videos, & subscribe to be the first to know!
Where was your first beach experience? Where is your favorite vacation spot? …beach, mountains, or elsewhere? Drop your answer in the comments below!
Fun facts: Dillard family first beach locations…Derick: Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Jill: Savannah, GA; Israel: Costa del Sol, El Salvador; Samuel: Gulf Shores, AL
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