This was Sam's first trip to the beach. He was 8 months old. We went to Destin and my parents joined us for a few days. It's such a beautiful beach, but unfortunately we had to evacuate after only 3 days. Hurricane Ivan was headed that way (Anyone familiar with the Gulf knows that you seldom see waves like that.) and ended up doing a lot of damage. We saw some "after" photos of the resort where we stayed and it was just heart-breaking.
This picture was actually taken just hours before we were forced to head home.