We headed down a day earlier than our cabin reservations and spent one night in Destin. While there we hung out at the Seafood Festival.
We had dinner at Margaritaville, with a table by the water.
From our table we enjoyed the first of several sunsets during our trip. It didn't matter that it was cloudy...we were at the beach!
The next day we decided to play a round of mini-golf before heading to Grayton Beach. Guess who got a legitimate hole-in-one...all 3 kiddos. Try as we might, Ty and I just couldn't make it happen!
The cabin at the state park was great! It had 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen, living room and screen porch. The best part, though, was the fact that it didn't have a TV or wifi! We brought games to play in the evenings and actually spent time together as a family.
Cabin pics are courtesy of our 5 year old photographer.
Not a tv to be found!
Our view from the screened porch.
Where we spent our mornings.
Overall, we really enjoyed the cabin. It had all the basic necessities. One thing that I wish had been different would have been to have a view of the beach. I do enjoy sitting on the balcony each morning with my coffee while watching the waves. In reality, we were only a quick 10 minute walk to the beach. While there, we rented bikes for the length of our stay and could bike to the water in about 5 minutes.
There were hardly any other visitors on the beach each day. We practically had it to ourselves!
Each night we made sure to head down to the water to catch the sunsets. They were AMAZING. We stayed until well after dark each evening. Because we weren't surrounded by city lights, you could see hundreds of stars in the sky. It was magical. I think that was my favorite part of the trip!
See, we had the place to ourselves! At the most, there were maybe 7 or 8 families on a stretch of beach that ran for hundreds of yards.
Our little ballerina doing her thing.
Donut Hole for breakfast is a MUST!
I just love these little people.
Even though it was a quick trip, it ranks right up there as one of my favorite family vacations yet.
Have a great day!