4 In thompson travels

beach style: port st. joe

Our last hoorah at the beach was a blast. It was wonderful to have a trip right before getting back to the grind of carpools, homework and fall sports.


What do you do when you have 4 kiddos + 1 and don’t want to take two cars? Rent a uhaul! It worked out fabulously for my habit of over-packing. My car seats 8 so everyone was able to ride safely and comfortably with all our junk in tow. We were even able to fit three bikes in that baby!


This year we looked for something off the beaten path of 30A where the boys could fish + have a little more activity on the water. Port St. Joe definitely delivered!

They were scoring all kinds of loot – sand dollars, sea urchins, starfish, crabs and even sharks. We rented a golf cart to get our brood to the beach each day which made things fun and easy. The beach was so quiet and we just about had the stretch to ourselves each day.




Fishing buddies

Port St. Joe sunsets are absolutely breathtaking! Click To Tweet Beach sunsets are always amazing along 30A, but we decided that this curve of Florida hit a different angle of the west, making it truly a sight to see.




Just one more…

Feeding 2 teenage boys and 3 youngins is no joke. We shopped at – you guessed it – the local Piggly Wiggly.  Here’s a sampling of the menu throughout the week: breakfast casserole (George’s fave), spaghetti, lots of turkey sandwiches & PB&Js, meatball subs, baked chicken with ranch and cheese (will be sharing a few of these recipes soon!).

I wore this off-the-should number out to dinner one night. It’s currently on sale! I will forever love burnt orange with anything leopard.


The week culminated with a shark hunt! Mr.T found us a charter at the marina and we took all the kids to catch sharks. The photos speak for themselves, it was a blast and made great memories for these boys!



Those suckers may look pint-sized, but they sure are strong. You have to hold on tight!


Connor caught this not-so-pint-sized one…eek.

The shark hunters.

I think it’s safe to say we would head back to this amazing spot in a heartbeat.

Disclaimer: They use a special hook so the sharks aren’t injured when they go back in the water.

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