Saturday, July 10, 2010

boo for tropical storms & thumbs up for seafood

Well one week later I feel as though I just might be 100% recovered from our vacation!  Our drive down to FL and our drive back home were both from about midnight till 7am.  Needless to say I was NOT driving!  I was a trooper and kept male Hale company the entire drive down to Florida.  Jamming out to songs we both love and having those random, yet sometimes, ever so meaningful conversations are some of the times I absolutely love spending with him! 

Our first two days at the beach consisted of just the two of us hanging out in the beautiful sunshine, lounging by the pool, walking on the beach, and enjoying the nightlife.

As you can see, no oil, tar balls, or anything of that nature!

Night 1

Our second night was spent at Tootsie's which is a popular place in Nashville, TN as well.  We lucked out and found a great table outside where we could hear the band perfectly and could people-watch until the cows came home :)  Disregard the fact that I'm standing like Quasimodo and we have no clue what he has on his shorts!

On our third day his family joined us...and so did the rain.  We watched the news before we left home and heard about Tropical Storm Alex and were worried we'd suffer from clouds and rain.  The rest of the day the sun seemed to play peek-a-boo with the clouds and we were still able to catch some rays. 

Never a dull moment....

The rain came in full force for the next couple of days so we spent time in the hot tub, arcades, shops, and what else but...eating!

At an amazing steakhouse called Angelo's.  I literally waddled out of there!

Captain Anderson's - saved the best for last...the stuffed shrimp are to die for!

Before we set out for Captain Anderson's, our sweet nephew cuddled up with his uncle and was determined to share his milk with him!

Later on that evening Daniel and I spent some time together while his mom rode go-karts.  I always seem to end up wearing a dress on go-kart night and it just makes for an awkward scene trying to get in and out!

He cracks me up....he can just say a few words right now like mommy, ball, dog, etc. but when he starts gabbing in his own little languare you can tell he wants to carry on a conversation with you so badly!  I definitely bonded with that little man during this vacation.

We left to come home right after this and I can't say I was much of a companion on the ride home!  There wasn't a cup of coffee big enough to keep me awake.  When we pulled in our driveway, my mom was in our backyard taking Jasper out to potty.  I took one step out of the car and he bolted towards me and stood on his hind legs to greet me, haha!  I am so lucky to have a mom that loves 4-legged creatures as much as I do and never hesitates to dog-sit when we go out of town.

In 2 weeks we'll head in the complete opposite direction and head to Massachusetts for a wedding for 2 great friends!  You dare me to order a sweet tea?!


  1. Yay! The beach looks beautiful and I'm glad because I've got a trip planned in August - hope it's still okay by then.

    And one time I ordered a sweet tea in Washington, DC and the server told me I was a little too far north for that. Haha.

  2. Oh girl you went to all my favorite places to eat in PCB!!!!!!!!! Looks like you guys had a great trip!