Thursday, May 31, 2012

babymoon.vacation.summer celebration

Call it what you will, but Patrick and I got a chance to go to the beach for an extended Memorial Day weekend! It was the start to my summer break as well as the last week I'm allowed to travel before our little girl gets here. I was craving the beach, knowing we wouldn't be able to make our normal family trips this summer. Both having grown up in South Carolina with only a 2 1/2 hour drive to Hilton Head or Charleston, we never ventured to the Gulf much. However, now living in Atlanta where any beach is at least 5 hours away, we decided to go somewhere different. Patrick had never been to Destin before, and it's probably been fifteen years since my family took a trip there. So, Destin it was! Not only were the beach and water beautiful, it was just so nice to take a vacation just the two of us. We've gotten to travel lots of places together, but I feel like they've always had some other purpose along with it-weddings, work, etc. This one was just for us to get a chance to relax...and that we did! We left the house at 6:30am on Saturday to make sure we got the most of it. Here are a few pictures from our trip...

Our view from dinner our first night at the Back Porch restaurant

cute hubby :) 

On Sunday we drove to Pensacola where Patrick's former roommate was with his girlfriend's family. We hadn't seen him in a while and hadn't met Maddie either, so we happy for the opportunity to hang out with them and get some more time on the beach too. 
old roommate love

A much less crowded view of the gulf in Pensacola

Side story: Patrick loves to reminisce about something I said on our first date. "Breakfast is one of my favorite meals." Yes, I realize that there are only three meals of the day-so to categorize breakfast as one of my favorites doesn't say much. Truly, it really is my favorite. I'm much happier finding a fun breakfast place to eat at than a lunch or dinner place, especially now that I can still enjoy decaf coffee but haven't found a restaurant with non-alcoholic red wine. :) Thus our new Sunday tradition of always going to the Flying Biscuit after church. I may have started it with my "pregnancy cravings" that I might have amped up a bit-but I'm hoping the tradition will continue. I found a breakfast place with great reviews in Destin, and of course we had to try it! Voted Best Breakfast Restaurant for 12 years in a row-yes, please! It is called Another Broken Egg Cafe-if you're ever in Destin, you must give it a try. We went to the one in Baytown Warf-cute little area with lots of fun shops and things to do. 

Waiting for our table...

Decaf Coffee and Beignets...perfection! I wonder if I could learn to make them. Knowing the nutrition content on them would probably be a lot less enjoyable if you do know, please don't share. :) 

We then spent until 6:30 on the beach...perfection, again!

And then there was goodbye...I hate goodbyes. Patrick was already thinking about how fun it will be to bring our own little family trip to the beach soon, and in my head I was already planning our next trip I think it is safe to say we'll be back! 


  1. Thanks for the post, Andrea! Great and helpful information. We are headed there on Sunday, and I can't wait to try the breakfast place. My favorite meal of the day!

  2. Love the pics!! Yayay! Makes me think we should make a pool day blog this week. :)