My sister and I met down at the beach to stake our claim on chairs that are available to rent along with umbrellas. They have 3 rows set up and they are perfect when you're not floating in the water. We got our stuff set up on the 2nd row and then came "home" to get ready for breakfast.
|Early morning YOLO boarders|
This morning, we all headed to Baytowne Wharf and enjoyed a (huge) breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe. So good! The prices are moderate to high for a breakfast place but it is a resort so you have to expect a bit of a price increase. We had beignets for a little treat beforehand and the honey marmalade dipping sauce was amazing. Marmalade makes me smile. I had one of their omelets and so did T. R went with the Belgian waffle and it looked drool worthy. B had Huevos Rancheros (shocker-you can take the guy out of Texas but you can't take Texas out of the guy). The kiddos all had a big glass of chocolate milk that looked like more of a milkshake. They loved it though...although refills were not free on that. Heads up.
Baytowne Wharf is great too....tons of stuff to see, places to shop and eat. The kids wanted to do all of the fun adventure stuff like the climbing wall and the bungee jump but all the grown ups were in a hurry to head to the beach. We won. Maybe we will be able to hit up the Wharf later on.
My family, the water bugs we are, tend to stay in the water a lot. The water was crazy beautiful today. Emerald waters as far as you could see and the waves were just right for body surfing.
We also rented boogie boards, they come free to resort guests (2 for 1 hour), and floated around. I should say that the kids floated around. Every time I tried floating
There are concession areas on the beach....which do not come free, of course. Except for the water.....Mom Tip: at the "bar" concession there is a big water cooler and cups next to it that you can help yourself to for free.
We did buy some goggles there on the beach because we forgot all of our stuff at home and if you have sensitive eyes like my kiddos then you will need them.
It has been raining off and on this evening so we headed into Destin to find something off the beaten path. We found The Florida House which was a small place and the food was great. B and my brother in law had the Chicken Parm and scraped their plates clean. We had planned on going to AJ's, it's been around forever, but it was uber PACKED. Like, no parking at all. We figured that the craziness in the parking lot resembled the inside of the place and went next door to The Florida House. Problem solved.
The beach exhausted me and I feel like I am about to pass out head down on this laptop. So, adios, my friends.....more to come.
|Our back porch...where I will be sitting with a cup of coffee in the morning....|