Ready for the beach! We had our free breakfast at the hotel. Yay to saving money!
Look at that wonderful view!
The water was so white and blue and super clear! So pretty!
Jennifer and Karen T. went to scooter so Jenny, Tammy, and I did our own thing. We had to get a quick lunch so we went to:
2237 Scenic Gulf Drive
Destin, Florida 32550
Since we didn’t want to get sick from eating too much food, we split an appetizer and a soup.
Seafood Gumbo [2012 Winner of the People’s choice award & best overall gumbo at the Sandestin Gumbo Festival] | Cup $4.49 Bowl $5.99
We got the bowl since we were sharing and it was deliciously yummy. It was thick but at the same time, thin. There was a lot of meat and veggies in there as well. So filling.
Fried Calamari [served with marinara and tiki sauces] | $8.99
Yum. The little legs on this squid was so tender. It kind of crackles in your mouth when you chewed it up and it’s not because it was fried. I didn’t need any of the sauces for this baby. It was great just by itself!
We waited half an hour or so to cross something off my bucket list!
There’s a surf school there called Ride On Surf School.
It took me a little bit to finally get it down and when I did it felt like I was soaring on water.
We did a group lesson (2 or more) with 1 hour instruction time and 1 hour free surf time for $55 per person.
The instructors were so nice and helpful and never gave up once! I would love to come here again and Ride On! It’s only about $20 to reserve a board for an hour without the lessons, so why not?
Us with our instructors, Austin and Dylan.
We all met up, showered, and got ready for:
Rick’s Crab Trap
1096 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Just some of the food we got. It was happy hour so a lot of things were half off. I wasn’t that happy with my foods though. Very simple and a little bland.
I don’t think I would come here again.
Looking out into the water after dinner.
We went shopping and souviner shopping after.
It was a long day but it was worth it.
Oh did I also mention I’m sunburned like crazy? I was red as a tomato and now I’m peeling like a snake. Bleugh!
Day 3 coming soon!