Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vacation-Day 5


We woke up pretty early today & headed out for the beach. The crowds have definitely died down, compared to the weekend, so it was really nice to have a huge spot all to ourselves on the beach. The waves were huge again this morning, and we got to watch a couple of surfers while we laid out this morning.

We headed to the pool around 11:30 for a little while & then came in for some yummy sandwiches! After lunch, it was back to the pool for about an hour, and then we decided we were getting crispy, so we came in, hung out for a little while, and then got ready to head across the bridge to Destin!

We ate supper at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.! It was the first time either of us had eaten at one of these before, and it was really good! The restaurant had such a fun atmosphere. While we were waiting on our food, our waitress asked us some trivia about the movie Forrest Gump. The service was great & the food was fabulous, too! I got a salad & a popcorn shrimp/roasted red pepper appetizer & John T. got a huge portion of 4 different kinds of shrimp & sauces.

After supper, we went to Dippin' Dots & did a little more shopping before coming back to the condo & taking a walk on the beach.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Vacation-Day 4



I am so very thankful for all of the men & women who have fought for our country, so that we all may have freedom. Each and every one of you are heroes!

Today, we decided to change it up a little. We woke up pretty early, hung out for a bit & then headed to Silver Sands & Destin Commons again for some more shopping. I found some great deals at Forever 21 (LOVE that store!), & I also got a new Pandora charm...a little sunshine. I was excited to add some yellow color to my bracelet!

After shopping, we headed back to the condo & went straight to the beach. It was super breezy today on the beach & the waves were huge! We could have stayed out there forever! After a few hours, we headed to the pool for a bit & then went back to the room to get ready to grill out. We were fortunate enough to have a full-sized propane grill on out little patio (thank you, condo owner!), so we grilled burgers & ate outside. It was so nice! It made for a great end to a fabulous Memorial Day.

Today was by far the best day yet!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Vacation-Day 3


This morning was an exact copy of yesterday morning: wake-up, beach, pool, lunch, pool again, shower, head to Destin!

Today was extra hot! It was much hotter than Saturday! There was a lot less seaweed today than yesterday, so that was great! After we came in from a day in the sun, we got ready and headed to eat supper at Fudpucker's. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Destin, mostly because they give you a free cup! :o) We got an appetizer of hushpuppies, which were so good! I <3 hushpuppies, but I don't have them that often.

 The aligators at Fudpucker's

After eating, we had to make a Target run for some cook-out supplies, and then we hit up a couple of "surf shops" to buy a few souviners for our family.

We came back to our condo afterwards, hung out for a bit and then took a walk on the beach at sunset. There were tons of people still out on the beach, trying to take advantage of every second of the weekend possible. We walked down to the boardwalk and then headed back to hang out on our little patio for a while. I love our condo! It is a great place for families, and it just seems like a little community!

I'm looking forward to tomorrow! We're grilling hamburgers! :o)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vacation-Day 2


This morning, we woke up around 8:45, ate breakfast, & we were out on the beach by 9:15! Since it was a Saturday & Memorial Day weekend, the beach was packed! I have been coming to this same beach for a few years, and this is the most crowded I had ever seen it! There was also a ton of seaweed in the ocean! Wow...I mean A LOT!

We stayed on the beach for about an hour & a half, and then we headed to the pool for the rest of the morning. It was so relaxing! We came in around noon & ate lunch...bologna sandwich & baked Cheetos for me & black forest ham, tomato & mayo sandwich for John T. Like I said in the previous post, sandwiches taste so much better at the beach! :o)

We went back to the pool until 2:00, and then we came in, showered, & checked out each other's sunburns! Oh my! My legs & chest were crispy, but the only place John T. burned was his knees!...also, my face & chest decided to randomly break out. It is probably because neither has seen so much sun since last summer! After we got ready, we headed out for some shopping at Destin Commons & the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. It was so hot, so I got an Icee at the outlet mall, and it literally melted in like 2 minutes, but it was so good!

 There were so many boats out on the ocean for Memorial Day weekend.

After shopping, we went to pick up some pizza from Little Caesar's! We had already decided to do this because we knew all of the restuarants we wanted to eat at would be super crowded. I had not eaten LC's in a very long time, and I was pretty excited about it! YuM yUm, so good!! It definitely hit the spot!

After eating, we just chilled out for the rest of the night & watched a Lifetime movie & went to bed!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Vacation-Day 1


Today, at 6:24 a.m. (Eastern time) exactly, we left Wartburg & headed south, through Georgia & Alabama to Ft. Walton Beach, Florida! I love road trips with John T. They are actually pretty fun, and we enjoy passing the time with singing lots & lots of country songs. :o)

We made a couple of stops to get out & walk around, but we ended up making it to our condo around 2:30 p.m. Central time. We checked in & brought in all of our luggage to our condo.

After settling in, we headed out to eat at Chick Fil-A (we did not stop at all to eat on the way down, so we were SO hungry!). After CFA, we drove to Wal-Mart & picked up our groceries for the week...Chewy bars, Diet Dr. Pepper, bread, sandwich meat, cereal, milk, OJ, etc. I know it's weird, but I love grocery shopping for a week at the beach! Sandwiches always taste so much better at the beach! We also made a quick trip to Krispy Kreme for John T.!

We came back to our room & relaxed! I was so tired from the day of traveling, and I took like a 3 hour nap! John T. drove the whole way down, but he wasn't sleepy at all. He watched TV while I slept, and after I woke up, we took a walk on the beach, right before sunset. It was so pretty! We walked a really long way down the beach & by the time we got back, our heels/feet/back were killing us because the sand was so thick! It was a good work-out though! 

I'm excited about our first beach/pool day tomorrow! I am so ready for a tan!

I also had to share my new flip-flops I bought before we left...go VOLS!