This summer, the whole family went to the beach in Florida to celebrate some birthdays. I think it was the first time that ALL of us have been together since my wedding in 2009. We spent one day on a pirate ship, cruising around the Gulf.
The pirates on board taught the new recruits how to swab the deck, walk the plank, and defend the boat from other pirate attacks.
While the kiddos were off being pirates, completely entertained for the three hour tour, the adults were able to enjoy some rum, sun, and water views.
The kids got their faces painted, a pirate hat, and some booty, hidden away in chests in the depths of the lower decks.
It was a hot, bright day, so lots of rum punches and bay breezes were on offer. In the end, we made it back to shore without having to walk to the plank and swim with the fishes.