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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thanksgiving at Wild Dunes

This year we went to Wild Dunes for Thanksgiving. We stayed at unit 12 in the Lagoon Villas, which is right above unit 11 where we'd stayed in the past. On Wednesday, we did tennis clinics in the morning and then we went to Page's Okra Grill for a late lunch. We rented bikes in the evening and then rode around the resort.

Thursday morning we got up and saw it was sprinkling outside. There was a light rain falling, but we could tell from the radar that it was going to be around for a while. We called the tennis center and they were planning to still run the clinics, but we were figuring they'd be canceling and it didn't sound fun to drag the kids out in the rain. It turned out that they actually held the 9am clinic and then canceled tennis after 10am. The rain ended up lasting all day long, and it was a cold yucky day. Most restaurants were closed and we spent a while looking online for somewhere to go. We ended up finding a French restaurant nearby that had some good reviews. We ended up going to try it out and liked everything we ordered so much that we ordered even more. The croissant breakfast sandwich was good, and the quiche and French toast were the best we've ever tried. Paige had some raspberry macaroons for dessert that were very yummy.

We'd thought about going somewhere for a turkey dinner, but decided to get pizza at the nearby restaurant instead. It was a different Thanksgiving feast, but we made sure to give thanks and we had an awesome day together.

The rest of the week had perfect weather. It was cool in the morning, and we got a lot of tennis in with a lot of different pros and with a lot of different guests. The peak performance clinic for the adults had three pros each morning and Andrea and I were challenged with the level of play. The kids enjoyed their clinics as well and the staff had great things to say about our kids. Connor was often pulled out for some one-on-one instruction since he was at a different level than most of the other kids. Paige kept up well with everyone else and when everyone was together I could hear them laughing loud from a few courts away throughout the morning.

After tennis, we'd typically go to McAlister's Deli for lunch and then we'd ride bikes and watch movies and go for walks. We all had a lot of fun family time and we loved every minute of our time together. We are thankful for all of our blessings and for the wonderful year we've had so far. Big thanks as always to Andrea for putting everything together and for making our family time so special. Happy Thanksgiving!

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