I’m bbaaaccckkk! Wow that trip flew by. Wasn’t I just packing? Did we just book it? So crazy to me! Anyway, I know I still have more to go on sharing photos from my Disney vacation, but I wanted to jump in and share a couple beach posts while it was still fresh in my mind. You know, since I’m getting older tomorrow and all.
We finally made it to Destin on Saturday after driving through more traffic than I think I have ever been in. I drove the whole way, and first we were stopped almost an hour in Mobile. After detouring in a bad part of town, getting lost, and almost running out of gas, we finally made it through the traffic. Just to find more the last hour into Destin…which should have taken 20 minutes. I was having some serious road rage issues by the time we got there and was ready to get out of the car and enjoy a pleasant vacation at the Sandestin resort. Well things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot. Check in was at 4:00, and we arrived a minute or so before 5:00 to be greeted with a line of people waiting at the front desk, seven people long!!! After waiting in traffic for hours I was not in the mood. We finally get to the front to discover our room was not ready. First impressions mean a LOT to me and so far this place that we heard awesome things about was not doing so hot. All I wanted to do was get to our room and relax! (Thankfully this was the only major thing that happened and we truly enjoyed our stay at Sandestin!)
About 15 minutes later we got a call our room was ready. We had to hunt down a luggage cart and finally made it up to our room. We usually stay at the complex next door right on the beach, but they only have two bedroom condos. Since it was just me and Bobby this year, we did need two bedrooms obviously, and since the conference was at Sandestin we decided to just stay on property a bit back from the beach in the Luau building. We were on the 12th floor, and when we got the cart up to the room, it wouldn’t fit through the door! So I am holding a ton of stuff in my hands and Bobby has the cart in the doorway trying to unload it so we can get our stuff inside. Let’s just say I was in a slightly foul mood by this point.
Our beautiful condo and panoramic views made up for it though, check it out.
We also had a view of the bay on the other side. Surrounded by water!
I spy the beach
The condo had two bathrooms, a full kitchen and washer and dryer
and a wrap around balcony
Lots of space! Luau is the newest condo at Sandestin, and it was built in 2006. There are two towers and they share a really nice pool, and a sunset observation deck which I will show you more of later.
By time we got settled in, I was starving. it was getting late and we knew most of the local places would be packed, so we opted for an old standby, the place where Bobby took me last year on my actual birthday, McAlisters. We ate, went to the grocery store to stock up on a few items, and then headed back to the condo for bedtime. We had a full day at the beach ahead of us!
QOTD: How do you handle driving in traffic? Do you have road rage or do you stay calm?