Hey, Hey Everyone!
I’m back with ROUND TWO of vacation pics. 🙂 If you missed it yesterday, I shared Part One of our Rosemary Beach vacation from last week.
Just to recap…Rosemary Beach is one of the cutest towns in the U.S. I don’t know that the town has officially been voted onto some list, but I’m declaring it here. We spent a week of fun in the sun with our family of six having the BEST time!
On Monday, Ebby Lee and I started off the day with a walk into Seacrest and Alys Beach for a little exercise and then on the way back to our condo we stopped in Seacrest for donuts because VACATION! 😉
I really could have taken a picture here daily because this little area was so stinkin’ cute. On that street behind us you could fine several dining spots, the Sugar Shak, and Gigi’s (the cutest little kids’ boutique).
Do you know where watermelon tastes the absolute best??
Look at that water…absolutely gorgeous!
I’m telling you…my I-Phone camera could not hang with the humidity.
We hit up Shades for lunch. It’s on the far east side of Rosemary and just a quick bike ride from the beach.
We never took advantage…but they do have an order online take-out menu, which would be so convenient for a night you’re hungry but don’t want to wait for a table.
However, if you do wait for a table, they have ways to keep you entertained. 🙂
After lunch, we spent a little time in the pool before heading home. Someone CRASHED on the bike ride home…
Britt Slaughter was a TROOPER on this trip! She’d rest on the beach chairs but she never really took a nap out there. And she never got fussy! This girl can GO!
For dinner that night, I sported this romper. 🙂
We decided we wanted something a bit more casual for dinner so we made our way over to Southside Slice in Rosemary. My favorite thing about this spot was you could order by the slice anyway you’d like. Typically, Tab and I would not choose the same toppings for our pizza. This way he got to have a slice full of everything he desired and I got to have my own as well. It was delicious!
There was a little concert being held in the park so we headed over right after pizza.
If you’re vacationing on 30A, I highly recommend checking out the calendar of events! This is where I spotted the park concert.
Be still my heart.
Britt Slaughter danced her heart out. Do you SEE the amount of sweat on her head? We were a mess afterwards, but it was totally worth it!
Big fans of concerts in the park!
We ended the nights with another round of showers before tucking everyone into bed. 🙂
On Tuesday morning, Tab went to work out and the kiddos slept until 9:00 a.m. I had the place ALL TO MYSELF! I finished this book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. This book was about a Chinese girl growing up in a rural village. She gets pregnant before she’s married (which is not allowed) so she takes the baby to an orphanage. We get to follow both the birth mom and the child throughout the story. I know it was super special to me due to the adoption aspect but the book also mentions towns over and over where we were just months before to get our precious Britt. So, I was a BIG fan of this one! Adopted moms, I HIGHLY recommend it! It was good for anyone to read but especially you. 🙂
We ordered most of our groceries but I did pack important things like my favorite coffee and straws.
Another day, another cover-up. (I sized up in this cover-up, but I’m not sure you’d have to.)
Please note those cute kiddos jumping in my picture.
Britt was a big fan of the water…if someone was holding her.
What’s that? We’re missing a kid? Just kidding. He had a bad attitude about joining us so we left him out.
This girl was a big fan!
Proof that Cowgirl Kitchen nachos were our FAVORITE! The restaurant is super tiny so we much preferred the tables outside.
With most rentals in Rosemary you have access to all the pools-I believe there are four. We stuck with this one as our “pool” for the week because it was so close to the beach and mostly shaded in the afternoons.
Two girls dressed up and ready for dinner!
We decided we’d make the drive over to Seaside (about 10 or 15 minutes-mostly due to traffic) for dinner. We knew we’d have to wait but we’d heard so many people tell us to eat at The Great Southern. Okay, clearly we did the whole Seaside thing all wrong because when we arrived…no parking. Like anywhere. Tab let us out and drove to the next town over to park (totally walk-able, I should add). The wait for The Great Southern was over two and a half hours. Bud and Alley’s had a long wait too and everything else was super casual so we let the kiddos play for a bit and then called it a bust.
Since then, I’ve heard many people who stay in Seaside will send just one or two people in their party to the restaurant to get their name on the list and then the rest of the group comes much closer to dinner time. That’s a great plan-if you’re staying in Seaside!
I asked the hostess what time we should have come for no wait and she said they’d had a wait since 2:00 p.m. on this day. So, if you have any helpful hints or clues on where to park if you’re visiting Seaside from another town (Rosemary is too far away to bike over) OR what day/time to hit up The Great Southern, PLEASE SHARE!!
These two were looking extra cute.
My boys had a blast running around and playing.
Our walk back to the car…
We ended up at A.J.’s Grayton Beach for a casual dinner.
Britt was hanging tough until we were about a minute from the parking lot. Then it was over. She slept through most of dinner and woke up just as the band was playing.
Bowen wanted in on this. 🙂
The band was good! They played a Willie Nelson song our family knew and we must have gotten a little too into it, because afterward the singer said, “Those Texans always go crazy over that one.”. hahaha! How’d he know??!
We ended the night with a few quiet minutes on the patio.
And another selfie before bed. 🙂
Thanks again for reading today! I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July with my family and friends tomorrow, but I’ll see you back here on Thursday!
Happy Fourth, Friends!