Saturday, May 21, 2016

Duggar Beach Vacation

A few weeks ago, the Duggars took a family vacation to a beach near Pensacola, Florida. Does your family enjoy spending time at the beach? Where is your favorite place to go?

 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Jessa Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, and Jinger Duggar

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

114 comments:

  1. I love the beach! My favorites are the Santa Monica and Torrance beaches. Malibu is also really nice.

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    1. I love Newport Beach :-) I don't think there is a beach that I wouldn't like :-)

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  2. How many vacations have they taken this spring?

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    1. Why does it matter? If they have the time and money I think its great that they are spending time together making great memories.

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    2. I hope plenty, the more the merrier...they are blessed,im so happy for them ,i hope they take a bunch more this summer.Have a glorious summer Duggar family😁

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    3. This is what always made me question this families focus on home schooling. They traveled so much, i don't know how they ever kept up with school work.
      And the entire family always went along, even after the kids are married. It seems like no one ever has a full time job, so I guess that gives you more freedom. Just seems a little odd.

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    4. Love the whole Dugger family you are always in my prayers

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    5. What about work and school?

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    6. Not sure if you meant it this way, but comments such as these come across as jealous and spiteful.

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    7. Jealous people are amusing :-)

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    8. I doubt anyone is truly "jealous" of the Duggars or would want to trade places with them.

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    9. I don't think anyone is jealous, it just seems they are questioning the Duggar's priorities.

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  3. I am about two hours away from the real Jersey shore, Cape May County. My favorite beach is Cape May

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  4. No sun hat on Spurgeon...black socks & sandals (surf shoes?) on Jim Bob? I can't even look.

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  5. We like to go to walt Disney world and great smokey mountain

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  6. My family and I love Gulf Shores Alabama.. We go every other year for a week.. Very low key area..

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  7. Hope they had fun!
    Wish your family the very best!

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  8. I don't travel far to beach I live 2.5 blocks from the beach along the sound of NY so I have access all year long πŸ–πŸπŸŠπŸ»πŸΉ

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    1. Please tell me that wasn't beachfront before Sandy and you're now 2 and 1/2 blocks inland.... :-O

      You couldn't get me to own property that close to water. Rent for a week, maybe, but not own. Too much liability.

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  9. Orange Beach, AL, is the greatest

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  10. I love bunch
    Beach
    Ft myers Florida

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  11. Our family loves going to a beach in Southern California that has caves and tide pools you can explore. There have been so many times where I've seen dolphins and sea lions swimming in the water there. Once I was ten feet away from four dolphins swimming...my husband kept encouraging me to swim to them, but my human brain said no.

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    1. Sounds like La Jolla in the San Diego area. I live in San Diego so I have access to so many gorgeous beaches - Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Tourmaline, Encinitas, Swami's and all the way up the coast to Oceanside. They're all great but I also have to include the beaches in Carmel-by-the-sea which is about 90 miles south of San Francisco. Those beaches are absolutely stunning, especially for both sunrise and sunset walks. So romantic!

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  12. Spurgeon must have some idea of who his Aunt's and Uncles are. I wonder how it all looks to him!

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  13. Jim Bob and Michelle like to get out and have a good time!

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  14. Awesome place to go! I am from ft.Walton beach!!! I always thank god for such a beautiful place. You guys need a break. Enjoy the beach for me!!!!

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  15. Jessa and Ben couldn't honeymoon on the beach because of thier "religion" and now they are vacationing there? I don't get it. (Yeah I might be a bit bitter, married 10 years no honeymoon, 3 kids and we haven't had a vacation ever. We work hard just to make ends meet...the Duggars need to share their money)

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    1. Jill & Derick had a beach honeymoon, remember?

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    2. Why in the world would a religion not let a married couple honeymoon on the beach? Can someone explain?

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    3. Why so bitter? Enjoy your own blessings! Such a socialist view that the Duggrs should pay for you to have a vacation.

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    4. A BIT bitter!?!?! You are just plain rude! How is it Duggar's fault that you didn't get a honeymoon?? Why don't you save your own darn money (just like the Duggars have done over the years) and then you can plan your own vacation... rather than telling them to share their money.

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    5. You've been blessed with a 10 year marriage and 3 children. Be thankful.

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    6. Hope you were joking about wanting the Duggars to pay for your vacation. That's an un-American, socialistic way to think.

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    7. That bitter reply just inspired me to donate our four star beachresort accommodations to the whole Duggar/Dillard/Seewald clan...happy vacationing this summer i really hope you spend more time away having fun than at home this summer as your family sure deserves it, especially for this past year.Godspeed and blessings to y'all ❤πŸ€“☻πŸŒšπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ

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  16. Antigua. There is a whole big world outside of America.

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  17. I love the Jersey shore, too--Diamond Beach!

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  18. I don't quite like going to the beach, even though most of my family does. Since I'm an introvert, I don't like visiting anywhere without knowing the purpose behind it.

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    1. The purpose is to enjoy the beach. But hey to each their own.

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    2. The beach is a perfect place to be an introvert. Just kick back and enjoy God's beauty. :)

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  19. My family also loves going to Destin Florida which is really close to the Pensacola Beach!

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  20. Beaches are wonderfull something for everyone and being on the beach is soothing love hearing it at night

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  21. Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Florida. Closest to the sand beaches in Antiga!

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    1. I was just at Clearwater Beach a little over a week ago!! It was awesome! 😍😍

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  22. Love the Duggars, but has anyone else noticed how all post puberty Duggar whether girl or boy has a receding hairline?

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    1. Are you being serious???

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    2. Was it really necessary to post this? Nothing positive can come from negative posts such as this.

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    3. like really?? what has this got to do with what beach you like ??

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    4. Yes I have noticed the duggar hairline.. poor kids lol

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    5. Genetics work like that.

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    6. Why do people on here always get mad when they don't like what has been posted? Only Lily and Ellie have the final say as its their blog and their approval.

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    7. God gave them high foreheads, just like he gave some people low foreheads. I'm sure none of us are the picture of perfection, either.

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    8. Receding hairlines are beautiful, just shows more of their georgous faces.How truly lucky they are...So your statement was a compliment not an insult...blessings doll...smileπŸ˜‰

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  23. Why do Jim Bob and Michelle always have the need to show pictures of them kissing????

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    1. All married couples in the Duggar family are constantly kissing for the camera. Kids probably got it from the parents.

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    2. I was going to say the same thing

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    3. I was going to say the same thing

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    4. What's wrong with that? I loved the picture. So neat to see a couple so in love with each other after all the years and all they've gone through. I really miss them. I wish tlc would bring them back on.

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    5. I agree, nearly every pic of them they are kissing.. Would be nice to see a normal pic of them for change

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    6. Because they love each other.

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    7. I thought the same thing about the excessive amount of kissing pictures - too many! When I first glanced at their surfer motif picture, it looked like 2 guys kissing. Enough already Jim Bob and Michelle!

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    8. I love my husband. We don't kiss in every picture as we have normal social skills that don't make our children or others around us feel uncomfortable.

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  24. Daytona Beach...the ocean, River, springs, manatees, Dolphins, paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, diving, fun, drive on beach or more secluded beaches!

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  25. I thought the duggar men do not wear shorts? Jim bod did a 5 k wearing Jeans a fews years back now he is on the beach in shorts? What happened?

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    1. Where did you get that they don't wear shorts? Pictures of the Duggar boys, men, and Derrick (not sure about Ben) in shorts have been out for a couple of years at least. That said, they have gotten a bit more relaxed in their clothing choices over the past several years.

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    2. They used to be very strong on the no shorts beliefs. No kids or Jim bob wore shorts, only jeans or tracksuit pants which looked abit awkward working out in.. I wonder what changed?

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    3. Agreed, that IS weird. Why the shorts all of a sudden? The buys have even swam in jeans if I'm remembering correctly.

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    4. Most women don't do marathons in bikinis either. They've had shows of them swimming in shorts before.

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    5. What changed was the Bates began to dress appropriate for activities, temperature and location!!! Gotta keep up with the Joneses...errr Bateses!!!

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    6. What?? I'm trying to follow your train of thought. What does women wearing bikinis while running marathons have to do with wearing shorts? I can't figure this one out.

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  26. Ft myers beach
    I love it

    Bunch beach

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  27. Weren't they really in Pensacola for Anna's grandmother's funeral?

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    1. Nope. Anna's grandma passed away after their beach vacation, and her funeral was in a different part of Florida.

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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  28. Jim bob in shorts! Lol :)

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  29. Sad I missed them. I live in Pensacola. Looks like a great time was had by all.

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  30. what is a receding hairline??

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  31. I am so sick of seeing pictures of Jim Bob and Michelle kissing. It makes me feel sick!

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    1. A married couple who love each other showing that love by kissing makes you feel sick?? I have to wonder why. This is a normal part of married life.

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    2. This is so not right. There are worse things to be sick about than a loving married couple showing public affection.

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    3. Some people are uncomfortable seeing PDA. I'm not a big fan of it, myself.

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    4. Jim Bob and Michelle can still show love and affection for each other without constantly kissing all the time.

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  32. I gat it to be fair to the rest of their kids they took them all on a beach vacation too!

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  33. Its sickening that jim bob and michelle have to be kissing in every photo.

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  34. I am confused. I thought they dont do to the beach because of all the tempation?

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  35. I knew someone would mention the shorts as soon as I saw the first pic. People please!!!

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  36. I'm not a beach fan - I prefer woods and mountains.

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  37. I wonder how the duggars get time off to go on so many vacations.. they've already been on a couple this year. Do any of the boys work?

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  38. I'm confused. The Duggar parents have publicly stated that they avoid the beach because of all the inappropriately-dressed people in bathing suits. Have their values on this changed, and why?

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    1. Good question. Could that statement had been made simply for the cameras, to promote the clean image, and it never really did apply? Especially when it's something they want to do?

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    2. They probably weren't at a really public beach.

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    3. Josh and Anna went on their honeymoon to the beach.

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  39. OH NOOOO! I live in Pensacola :'(

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  40. I miss the beach so much . So looking forward to going this summer.

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  41. Perhaps it's JimBob and Michelle's choice of footwear that keeps them together. I for one would not be seen on the beach with my husband wearing black socks and shoes.

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    1. ok, that's looking a little too hard. I would never have noticed, and really, not many would care. Just be glad no one is criticizing every single item of clothing you decide to put on people!

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    2. I beg to differ. Black socks with shoes on the beach is not difficult to spot!!

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    3. Obviously Michelle doesn't take herself quite so seriously as you do. Or she puts emphasis on more important things - like spending time with her husband, instead of being freaked out about what color socks he's wearing.

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    4. I am the one who wouldn't be seen with my husband in black socks and shoes on the beach. Don't assume things about me or my marriage. Helping your husband not be the center of ridicule is a very loving thing to do. I spend as much time with my husband as possible, but as he serves our country--something I suspect you and most on here have absolutely never done--he is gone for months and years at a time. I know what is important. When he doesn't come home in a box it's a good day. So believe me I am not "freaked" out by socks. However, there is no need to be so overly sensitive as to not say "hey, we are on the beach--lose the socks".

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    5. Another military wife here - thanks for speaking up. The Duggars will never understand what it's like to serve their country. They'll speak out against things, they'll wave guns around for fun, they'll play para-Army Alert camp, but they'll never join the military. I wonder if they even registered for the draft or if they did with CO status?

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  42. Why isn't that poor baby wearing a sun hat?

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    1. Cuz his MOTHER choose not to. Or perhaps she took it off for the picture...

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    2. When these pictures or videos come out it is like people are playing how many things can you find wrong in these pictures.
      Remember ad a kid when those would be published in kids magazines?

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  43. There is Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia which is nice during the off season. During the summer the beach is busy, but during off season it's nice. The water is calm and it has a friendly atmosphere being in the South.

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  44. I can't believe Michelle is wearing a regular red polo shirt to swim in? I blew up the photo and it looks like she has terrible varicose veins on her legs...Those get ups that they swim in, draws more attention to themselves than a regular more modest whole piece swim suit with a ruffle skirt...silly choices, IMO.

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    1. Think it so funny that you took the time to blow up a pic of a 50 year old and to talk her down. To much time on your hands I guess.

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    2. You seem to have put a lot of time and effort I to finding something to criticize. While you are certainly entitled to your opinion about their beachwear, putting Michelle down because of varicose veins ( a common result of many prrgnancies) is really unecessary.

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    3. Not nice to point out a person's physical flaws.

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    4. Wow, why did you feel the need to blow up the photo, then share with everybody about the veins in her legs? That's just crazy. I think Michelle looks like a beautiful, modest, middle-aged lady, and that's wonderful! Why would you care what she wears to swim in?

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  45. Why should they share their money? Whether you like the Duggars or not
    it' s their money. People should not feel entitled to other peoples money.

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  46. Both Jessa and Jinger's have their hair up, makes them look a younger, like they did when it was 17 kids and counting. It's so cute! :)
    Spurgeon also looks a lot like Jessa, and is so cute and adorable.

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    1. I've noticed that too - with Jinger and Jessa. And I like it!

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  47. Navagio Beach (greece) or Praia Dona Ana (Portugal) been there with friends in the summer of 2013 and Portugal last summer. It was just beautiful, simply said.

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  48. I hope they had fun here in Paradise! Had no clue they were going to be here!

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  49. They were also at Pensacola Christian College while they were here. I just graduated from PCC and I live in Pensacola. It was nice to see them on campus from a distance (even though I didn't get the chance to actually meet them, lol)

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