Wednesday started off as a lazy day with the family breaking into 2 teams in order to accomplish the important tasks. Team 1 (Mom, Katie, and Aaron) hit the grocery store so that we had food and booze for the week. Team 2 (me, Mike, and Dad) got to drive back to the Panama City Airport to deal with rental car issues. Mike came to make sure Dad and I kept our tempers in check. Fortunately, we didn't have any issues and my dad's discount made the car way cheaper than we were able to negotiate on our own. We relaxed the rest of the afternoon before getting ready for family pictures.
My mom loves pictures, especially family pictures. Last year, we did pictures on the beach in Galveston and they turned out ok, but we sometimes have trouble cooperating. This year my mom hired Shayne from Next Level Photography to get some professional family pictures. We met him at 5:00 pm as the sun was starting to set. He was lots of fun so it made us have more fun and relax. He got some great pictures of the whole family and each individual couple in the dunes, on rocks, and on the shoreline. We were all really impressed with the pictures he took and it was less painful than trying to do all the pictures on our own.
For behaving, my parents took us out to eat at Harry T's in the Harbor Walk Village. Whether you see it as a reward or a bribe, it was delicious. It had seafood, booze, and a relaxing atmosphere after getting our pictures taken. Our waiter, Mike, was fun and made great suggestions of drinks and food choices. We started out with drinks and broccoli bites, which were quite yummy. The seafood lovers in our group got shrimp and grits, fish, and fish tacos. Aaron opted for a fancy burger and I got BBQ pork tacos, per Mike's suggestion. It was an excellent choice. The pork was juicy and tender and paired well with the creamy coleslaw. There was a bit of a snafu with our order, so Mike brought us s'mores for dessert. We all had so much fun roasting marshmallows at our table. We wanted to walk around a little more after dinner, but most of the stores had already closed. Luckily for us, we were able to sneak in the Fudgery for treats to take back to the condo.