It was a hard weekend…a long, exhausting weekend at the beach with some of my very best friends in the world and we had a ball! Times like these, I am reminded that we all need a break every now and then. To take off work, put things on hold, hand off babies and husbands and other responsibilities and just savor time with your girlfriends…it’s good for the soul! And also give thanks that family comes to help and lend a hand to make sure everything runs well in your absence, too.
From Instagram overload, I am certain you were able to tell that we had an absolute ball gallivanting around 30A…eating our way into food comas, indulging in some adult beverages while beachside, catching up on our chick lit, taking a few group snapshots here and there, and having loads of girl talk, too!
Thursday morning, us Nashville girls took the early bird flight to make sure we had ample time to take in the Florida sun. We arrived at the airport by 10AM, took the shuttle to the Watersound complex we were staying at, and then waited poolside for other caravans to arrive. Luckily for us, we didn’t have to wait too long and we checked in and headed back outside to spend the afternoon by the sand and surf. We then got ready, headed to Great Southern for a late dinner (birthday cake included since my 31st just happened to fall during our vacation–lucky, huh??) and then us wild ones went to Bud and Alley’s to round out the evening. Fast forward to closing time and let’s just say we might have been given a ride by a local Sheriff to help us find our condo…yeah, no GPS phone navigation and friends who didn’t answer meant we LITERALLY almost died (inside joke, not being serious). It absolutely makes for a funny story, though, I assure you.
The next morning, we woke up and headed to the beach so we could have some major time basking in the warm weather. We all huddled around, lounged out, and spent the entire day at the ocean, listening to tunes, talking, splashing in the water, and eating as much junk as we could stuff our faced with (no diets on vacation allowed). That night, we went to La Cocina for dinner in Seacrest…the best little Mexican restaurant along 30A, with amazing service, too! (ask for Hector, and order a mojito and the lobster quesadilla…you won’t be disappointed)
Saturday came quickly, and so did the rain. A few of us girls went on a morning walk that ended up being more of a marathon tredge to Alys Beach and we got back from the 5-mile journey just as the rain started. That afternoon, we vegged at the house, and watched hours upon hours of Sex and the City episodes…it was AMAZING and we had a blast. Once dinner rolled around, Meg made her famous Martha’s casserole and then we spent the rest of the evening playing too many rounds of Cards Against Humanity (a girl’s trip must!) We then decided it was a fantastic idea to have a late night dance party and I brought out my college iPod…it was HILARIOUS and I think we are all thankful those videos shall stay secret.
Sunday rolled around, our last day at the beach, and we were getting sad the weather wasn’t cooperating with us…we decided to make the best of it and headed out anyways…just to be rained on and come back inside. We gave it our best effort, but the winds, rain, and chilly dip in temperature made it impossible. Luckily, the sun came out that afternoon and we spent the rest of the day at the pool, promising ourselves we wouldn’t go home less tan than we arrived. For our last supper, we went to the crowd favorite Red Bar and all indulged, just as it should be! We then had a wild evening of ice cream and then headed to bed!
All in all, it was a FANTASTIC trip…way too much fun with women I am proud to call my friends and sisters. We all agree it’s something we need to do more often and we will be planning again soon! Here are some favorite pics from our adventure: #miranda #imafoodie #literallygoingtodie #bronte #makeupbeast #30on30a #microwave #pamdown