A few weeks ago I got to go on a summer vacation with my in laws to Ft. Walton Florida! It was my first vacation with them and my first roadtrip with my husband. On the way there we broke the long drive up into two days and spent the night in Baton Rouge, LA. We had dinner at a fantastic seafood joint called Parrain’s. We finally made it to the beach and the first night there we got this amazing pizza from a biker bar called Helen Back. I mean it was mouthwateringly good – so cheesy, greasy and had delicious sauce. The next day we spent some time at the beach. Here’s the view from our balcony:
I swam some, read my Coco Chanel book and relaxed. We went to this awesome Irish pub for a late lunch that day. It’s a crazy place with dollar bills hanging from the ceiling and on the walls. I had a traditional shepherd’s pie and it was great.
Michale’s family loves seeing movies so we saw two on vacation – the new Planet of the Apes and the Edge of Tomorrow. I really didn’t like Planet of the Apes and I didn’t like the first one. Apes are just not for me – they kind of freak me out. They were walking, talking, and killing humans and that just shouldn’t happen. Edge I however really liked. I for some reason really like that movie Pacific Rim that came out a couple years ago and this was kind of like that with a Groundhog Day twist. I liked the storyline and it was overall entertaining. The second day at the beach it was super rainy most of the day. So we stayed inside and played Apples to Apples and then ventured out to antique shop. My husband and I love Disney so he was on the lookout for some vintage treasures. We actually found some cool things! I found this dress that I originally thought had a lemon print but which I now know are oranges. I also found a old picture of Zetas on bid day in Florida in the 1970’s – very cool!
The thing I really liked that Michael found is this Disney plate – because I LOVE to decorate with plates. He also found an old Mickey Mouse lamp that I am not the biggest fan of but he loves. While we were out and about I snapped a picture of this funny Prom proposal.
Our last day at the beach was beautiful and we spent a good time there and got to fly kites. We also got to take some family pictures which turned out great.
Then it was time for our long drive back home – but we got to stop at the Duck Commander warehouse in Louisiana so that was fun. We did the whole drive in one day and were pretty exhausted. Overall I had a great time! I am thankful to have wonderful in laws that love me and want to spend time with me. Can’t wait to be back in sunny Florida for spring break at Disney World!