Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vacation


Our time in Destin was well-spent. We turned my sister's wedding weekend into a mini vacation.
Friday was our drive down, the wedding, and the reception. There really weren't as many on-lookers as we figured there would be, but there were a few. Some people have asked me about that. Also, the two young girls in the pictures in the red dresses are Emily and Kristyn, Paul's daughters. (They are my new nieces!)




Saturday was our family lunch, naps, time on the beach with family and our dinner cruise, which was a lot of fun. We had lunch at a place called Anglers, which was pretty good. This is the best picture we got on the cruise. It was kind of windy.








Here is a picture of the sunset we saw while on our dinner cruise. Scott got pictures of the whole sunset!





Sunday, we spent the entire day at the beach and then had dinner at a wing place called Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings. I had wings and Scott had ribs, which I liked as well (no barbecue sauce).
Scott in the water on the float.









Marcy's toes covered in sand (which actually caused an interesting tan line because I had so much sand when I reapplied sunscreen I couldn't put any on my feet).







Marcy's self-portrait.
(Do you see that towel on my chair? I got that on clearance at our Wal-Mart the week before we left for $3! I got Scott a green one with yellow turtles just like that one. I was pretty excited. Think those towels are kind of retro!)





Marcy in the water on the float.


Here's why we were able to take these pictures: Scott and I both went out in the ocean together and I was laying on the float and he was pushing me around and then I started feeling kind of sea-sick (possibly I was hungry and that combined with rocking was bad). So, I went to lay down in the chair and read and he took the float and got bopped around. Then, after we had laid under the umbrella reading for a while and had had a snack, I went back out without him. So, that's how that all happened. While he was in the ocean, I took pics of him and me! ;o)

I am not a huge fan of getting sand all over me and I won't go into the ocean further than I can see my feet, which in most places is not very far. (Which kind of makes you ask why I love the beach so much, but I just do, okay!) But, Destin is not called the Emerald Coast for nothing! The ocean was crystal clear and it really was a clear bluish-green color. There was a sand bar in front of our beach area that was about ankle deep once you got past an area that I could just barely touch my toes and keep my whole head above water. (Even that deep in the water, I could still look down and see my toes.) Scott and I had bought a float and we spent a while riding the waves. There were a few little jelly fish and a teensy bit of sea weed, but we were able to avoid them.

Monday, we spent some time in the morning at the beach and we built Scott's first sand castle! Then, we shopped for the rest of the day. It was raining off and on all day. We also experienced frozen custard for the first time at a restaurant called Shake's (oh, it was so good, better than DQ!). We had dinner at a place right on the beach call Pampano Joe's. It was better than Anglers.
Side note> If you are going to the beach and you want to make a sand castle, you can borrow our stuff because we bought a bunch of it!



Tuesday we drove home. We stopped and got some fireworks on the way home, so it was fun picking all that stuff out!
We enjoyed watching the Olympics while on vacation and ever since. We have been so tired from trying to stay up and watch them. One girl at work said that she had an Olympics hangover, which I thought was a funny way to describe it!

4 comments:

mom0ktdid said...

This is so funny because we were just talking about going to the beach yesterday. I have never been to the gulf coast before...crazy right? Corey said we should go to Destin! ha ha! One day...after we get our Disney fix!

Anonymous said...

It is not the first time Scott has built a sand castle, just probably the first time he remembers building one. We used to go to the beach when we were little and play in the sand and build sand castles. He was under five though.

Tracy

Tessa said...

It looks like you guys had a great time and enjoyed looking at the all the pics.

mary said...

Looks like a great mini vacation. Beautiful wedding!!!