Beach Day in Destin, Florida


This weekend we took Travis's family to Destin, Florida to spend some time on the beach and meet up with my parents for dinner. I grew up in Fort Walton Beach, about 15 minutes away, so I consider this area part of my hometown. Every weekend I went to these beaches with friends, and every job I had between 16-21 was in Destin. It was bittersweet coming here knowing it may be my last time seeing these beaches for a few years!Destin

We went to Henderson State Park which is right across from the Destin Commons (amazing outdoor mall.) While in the water we saw a few different varieties of fish. As much time as I've spent at the beach I don't think I've ever seen so many! There were schools of small fish that were traveling together in a ball form that was 3+ feet across. A school of eels swam by me, and then these giant silver fish that were 3-4 feet long started swimming around everyone. I can't wait to bring little man back here one day to experience the ocean for the first time!

I brought tons of snacks to keep my pregnancy hunger rage at bay. Destin5

After a few hours of playing in the water we headed to the commons to meet my parents for dinner. Here's the clan (minus my Mom.) I loved having Travis's mom and grandmother with us last week and hated seeing them go. It's just so hard when you really don't know when you are going to see them again.

I look tired as hell, because I was tired as hell. We walked around the outlet mall for about 2 hours between the beach and meeting my family for dinner. My feet are killing me these days. Wearing cheap flip flops doesn't help, but every time I go out to buy new shoes I can never find any I like. By the end of the day I could hardly stand up straight I was in so much pain (the 95 degree weather certainly didn't help.)Destin2

We met up at Chipotle. It was my first time there and I freaking loved it. It was pretty similar to Moes (that we go to often) but the tofu at Chipotle was the best I've ever had. Destin1

While at dinner Travis had to show off an outfit he bought for baby. From the moment we found out it was a boy he's been looking forward to finding matching outfits for them to wear together. Adorable. Destin3The rest of the weekend was spent in bed. I have been having the worst carpal tunnel/arm numbness. I get about 2 hours of sleep at night before the pain wakes me up and I have to sit up for at least 30 minutes before it goes away long enough for me to fall back asleep. This continues from 12-4 a.m. when I finally give up and get up for the day. You know that pain you get when your leg was asleep but is starting to wake up? That's exactly what it feels from my shoulder down on my right arm. It sucks.

How was your weekend? When was the last time you visited your hometown?