July 29, 2009

Our Beach Weekend

Our trip to the beach was so relaxing and just what the doctor ordered!       We didn’t leave until late Thursday afternoon so we didn’t get to Panama City until late evening.    



We stopped at a little produce stand and picked up some fresh peaches and tomatoes….yum yum!


Oh, remember when I was telling ya’ll about my tan in a tube?   Here’s a little glimpse of my leg so you can see the "tan”….I thought it looked pretty natural….hubby thought  I was a little nutty for snapping a pic of my leg…I need lotion!


Who let the Dawgs out?     For die hard Auburn fans like  us, it was no fun having this in front of us for several miles:


The sky was so beautiful as we pulled into Panama City

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Our room looked like a Pottery Barn ad so you know I was loving that.     I am so in love with these rattan chairs….wish I had somewhere in the house I could use a pair.    But I’d have to get rid of something and right now is not the time -- but a girl can dream…

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Here’s a view from our 10th floor room…unfortunately we did not have a gulf view

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Friday morning we got up and out pretty early.   Instead of hitting the sand and surf, we just decided to drive around and stop at any place that looked interesting.    I’m lucky that David likes to do this sometimes so I take advantage of that (and his generosity!) whenever I can.     We found this great little place that had some quirky outdoor items.    But what caught my eye were the magnificent oaks!

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There were two little buildings full of things.     Here’s the first one:

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Outside where the garden items were had chickens, roosters, turkeys and rabbits running around!  

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Loved this old telephone booth!


I took this guy home with me (he he!).    It was s-o-o-o and he’s giving me “that look” like “it’s time to go!”


Friday night we ate at this place….I’m just going to show ya’ll a picture of the menu cause I HATED the name of the restaurant.     And I cannot give this place a good review, my steak was like a  frozen meat patty (cheap cut) and hubby’s “blackened” chicken was more like bar-b-que  (we won’t go back there)….


Saturday we decided to drive to Destin which was only about 50 miles from Panama City.      Not far from our condo was Pier Park which is a wonderful outdoor shopping area…..we didn’t even go in one store, just drove through.     

Here’s a little side view of Margaritaville located at Pier Park


On the way to Destin, I spotted a couple thrift stores and a Goodwill store.    I told hubby I wanted to stop on our way back to P.C. so I could check out any steals or deals.   Later, I’ll show ya’ll what I picked up and brought home.

We ate at Beef O’Grady’s while in Destin.    I’d never been to a Beef O’Grady’s but man, was it good!    I had a craving for wings and potato skins….they were delish!    

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We also spotted these fabulous looking houses on our way back from Destin so of course we just had to drive through to see them.     What we found took our breaths away!     Turned out we were in Rosemary Beach and the homes are out of this world.    David said he couldn’t even begin to take it all in.

All of the homes have a cottage and/or coastal look.     They are right on top of each other but that doesn’t take away from their charm.     These pictures don’t do them justice but you can see how charming they are:

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Want to peek inside one?   Here’s one of the homes for sale that I downloaded from their site.   It can be yours for a mere $1,199,000!

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Check out their site here for some yummy eye candy!

Heading back to into Panama City we rode down the famous “strip” as it’s known to the thousands of teenagers who flock to P.C. for spring break.    Anyone familiar with Panama City knows about Club La Vela…..here’s your sign!


Finally we made it down to the beach about 5:00 Saturday afternoon.      Walked a little ways looking for shells but couldn’t find any decent ones, so I had to buy some.     I found a real unusual piece of coral in a little shell shop that I brought home.

A young couple asked us to take their picture and then they took ours.    We look pooped!


Here are a few pictures I snapped on the beach

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And here’s the pool at our hotel


I really needed a pedi before I left but here’s my toes proudly wearing my favorite color ~~~~ Cajun Shrimp!


Looking up to the top of the tower…


Now here’s the little item I got at the thrift store.     This sweet little shabby, chippy stool was only $5.75!      At first I thought I’d stain the whole stool but after looking at the legs I left them just like they were and only stained the top with a dark walnut stain then stenciled the number 3 on the top.     Why 3?   That’s how many grandchildren we have, silly!

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I also tackled the french door in the kitchen when we got home and finished taping and painting it.     I have to agree that I like it black!


AND my house numbers came in today and I couldn’t wait to get them on  the front door…..

BEFORE (boring!)

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AFTER (much better)!

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Well, this has turned into a long post.      Thursday night our little granddaughter Taylor is spending the night with Pop and Mi Mi.      Then Friday the princess and I will spend the day together shopping, having lunch someplace special and having a girl’s day out.     The following Monday will be little man’s (Jackson’s) turn.        Why, you might ask?     On Monday, August 10th the twins will start kindegarten!!!!!    I’m already fighting the tears.     I can hardly believe that time has come……I can still see their mom (my daughter) on her first day of school….how can it be that was so long ago?   

I’m working on a project for Shannon’s house for the kids backpacks, jackets and such which I hope to finish this weekend.     I’m hoping my modified coat rack will look something like this

(I’m such a copycat):

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From the fabulous My Sweet Savannah on Rate My Space.     Go here to see more of her great designs.

I’ll check ya’ll later!

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