Monday, May 21, 2012

Vacation Part 1

Charlie and I have survived the trip down here and enjoyed our first day at the beach. Isn't the beach beautiful down here?

On the way down here my car took a beating. (Have I mentioned that I think I have really bad luck with cars?) We were driving along a two-way highway, and bam a rock flew into our windshield and as soon as it hit it, it instantly cracked. Awesome. Check it out in the's not the smallest of cracks either. So, we're going to try and get it fixed while we're down here.

Other than the small mishap with the windshield, our trip has been great so far. The place that we're staying is right on the beach and has chairs and umbrellas set up all along the water. With our rental, we get 2 chairs and an umbrella which is really awesome. That way, we don't have to lug chair back and forth from the beach. Just our beach bags and towels.

One thing that is strange is that we haven't seen any seagulls! The only birds down here are the little beach birds that run around in the water but don't really fly (I know, terrible description, but I don't know what they are called) and pigeons. Yes. Pigeons. I'm pretty sure these pigeons are lost but they won't be finding their way back soon because Charlie decided he wanted to feed them some popcorn and pretzels. (Just so you know, they like popcorn better than pretzels.)

 Our first night we ate at a local pizza place that was really good called Fat Clemenza's. Last night we ate at Harry T's. Harry T's is neat because it's located in this village/harbor area. There are a lot of little shops and other restaurants located right on the water. They had live bands playing and there was even a marina walk where you can walk on the boardwalk and see some of the nice boats docked.

This picture was taken at our hotel. There's a huge patio area that leads out to the boardwalk to get on beach.

I hope y'all are having a great week so far. Right now, we're headed back out to the beach for the rest of the day!


  1. Fun fun!! I wish I was at the beach!! Which beach are y'all at?

  2. We're staying in Destin this year. :)