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August 31, 2016

Our Last Summer Hurrah | 30A Trip

Yay, for being halfway through the work week!  Which also means we are closer to our first long holiday weekend of the new school year and the start of college football season!!  We love, love watching college football!  So much that my husband called our cable company last night to add the "sports package" so we don't miss any games.  Tell me we are not alone.     

The week before the kids went back to school we spent our last bit of summer vacation soaking up a little sand, sea and sun at Watersound Beach, Fl.  We've visited the 30A beaches for three years now and love the whole area.  This year we stayed in Watersound and our rental was directly on the beach (thanks to my sister-in-law who found this rental :)  We had stunning views of the beautiful beach waters and gorgeous white sand dunes from every room!  It was really such a treat to roll out of bed to these amazing views!  Once again, I took all my photos with my iPhone, so you can image how gorgeous the pictures would be with my fancy camera or in person. 

We had such an adventure getting here this year.  Too busy packing, we did not checked any news prior to leaving and got slammed by pouring rain and flooding in Louisiana.  At one point they closed the interstate down we were traveling on and thankfully we exited just before the closure.  We know people who were behind us about an hour and didn't exit the freeway, and they were stuck for 40 hours in their vehicles.  I can only image their pain and I think with 5 small kids between our families it would have been so difficult.  So sad to see all that people lost with the floods.  It was a little bit scary, but we were able to find an alternate route heading way North adding about 4 hours to our already long drive.  But thankfully we arrive exhausted, but safely at our destination that evening and woke up to sunshine!

So many fun spots to hit in this area.  We love to shop and eat in Seaside and Rosemary Beach.  We also ate at The Hub one night, which is a great family spot with live music.  My husband has family who just built a gorgeous home right on the beach near where we stayed, so we visited with them one day.  And then the rest of the time, we spent hanging out on the beach, which is my favorite thing to do.  Lots of fun memories made on these beaches!  It always goes by way too fast, but that makes us excited for next year!!

Have a beautiful day.


  1. Becky! That house and beach look amazing!! That is my kind of vacation right there, to be right on the beach and hear the waves crashing. So glad to hear that you had a fantastic time and got there safely despite your very long drive! We need to visit this part of Florida....we always go down to Naples to visit my in-laws. Thanks for sharing about this spot!


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