Saturday, September 25, 2010

Destin, Florida

I am posting out of order. (Stay tuned for a couple more installments of our Utah/Idaho trip, back-to-school pics, a California weekend, and a few more posts to get me up-to-date...)

Just too excited to share about our recent little get-away to Destin, FL. It was another fantastic trip with Brian and Kerri Sabey. It was the first time we returned to the beautiful sugar-sand since we moved to Arizona 7 years ago. Oh, how I have missed it, and I am remembering now why we almost never moved away. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Arizona for many, many reasons. I chose to raise my children here and am very happy with that decision. But... the southern, beach loving girl in me couldn't be happier absorbing the rays, white sand between my toes, eating gumbo, hush puppies, and shrimp (or Ben & Jerry's), with a little Jimmy Buffet in the background. Ahhhh. Maybe when our children are grown we will have to have homes in both places :)

I took pictures of a few that I liked :)

But back to the trip...

We went to the the Florida State/BYU game -- It was hotter than H-E-double hockey sticks - seriously - like crazy hot! And, Florida State pretty much kicked our fanny. It was not pretty. Yep - that is about all I have to say about that. But the company was fabulous, so it really didn't even matter.

(Loving this hot cowboy!!)
We visited our old ward and caught up with many dear friends. Went to Navarre Beach where we used to play, just two miles from our old home.

We drove by our first little house - so happy that the cute family that bought it from us are still there! I am very sentimental that way.

The boys took in a couple rounds of golf, while Kerri and I made the rounds at the outlet center. (after a little hike and making a new friend at the patio store :) Oh, and lunches at Panera's and visiting with Sierra too!

We took many walks on the beach.
We sat in the sand and ate Ben and Jerry's... lots of Ben and Jerry's.
We ate all kinds of delicious seafood and key lime pie.
We went snorkeling.
We went to the Destin shrimp festival and saw Jefferson Starship in concert at the beach.
("We Built This City", "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", "Sara")
(Brian, the pictures I took here did not turn out any better)

We went on a sunset dolphin cruise.

We met Jason Castro (from 2008 American Idol) and watched him perform a concert at the Destin Harbor Village Walk!!! Oh man, I was smitten, giddy, swooning... I totally love this guy! He was my fav' on Idol! :) I took... um.... just a few pics :) Wow! Still swooning...

Did I mention that I love this guy? :)
We rode jet skis all through the bay.

Best of all was time with my honey and fun and laughter, lots and lots of laughter, with Brian and Kerri.

- for taking care of our babes and holding down the fort so we could enjoy this get-away!!!!
(and thanks Dad B. too for being without your honey so she could be here!)
We love you!!!

1 comment:

Joan said...

We are glad you enjoyed your vacation so much and that I could help with the grandchildren. Mom B.