I know I have touched a little bit on our vacation in posts from the weekend, but now I am back and have my laptop and my pictures from my good camera, so I apologize if a bit of this is a repeat!
Thursday I picked Bobby up from work after loading up the car myself. We headed out of town and got to Lambert’s in Foley about 5:30. We love this place but haven’t been since the last time we were at the Beach Club in 2009.
They have amazing sweet tea. I die.
We stuffed out faces (and had plenty of leftovers!) We were checked into our condo by 7:30, excited for a long weekend of relaxation.
King bed with access to the balcony from the bedroom
Finger in front of the lens? Seriously? Who am I?!
I love that on the booking website you can see pictures and virtual tours of each unit, so you know exactly what you are getting.
This one bedroom condo really sleeps six people and has 1.5 bathrooms.
Although, I think 6 people would be too many for this space! The sofa folds out to a bed, and there are bunk beds hidden in the wall. Although, I did start to hyperventilate a bit at the thought of someone closing those doors while laying in a bunk bed.
Kitchen, and to the left next to the refrigerator was a closet with the washer and dryer.
One of the things we love about The Beach club is there are free DVD rentals, you just have to rent one at a time but can watch as many as you want. There is a kiosk in the clubhouse and they give you a special coded card to swipe. After we unpacked, we walked to the clubhouse and rented our first of many DVD’s. After the movie we turned in early, leaving the balcony door cracked so we could hear the ocean. aaahhh…..
The next morning, we ate breakfast on the balcony. It was gloomy and chilly, but we were just happy to be there.
See the covered roof area above the pool? That’s the hot tub. So relaxing.
After breakfast we walked down to the beach. It was really more windy than cold at this point.
Makes me smile.
We saw a very large amount of these small crazy blue jellyfish. Does anyone know anything about them? I am used to seeing the big clear ones washed up (we saw several of those, too). But, every twenty feet of so was one of these guys.
On our way back we saw this beautiful (but slightly creepy looking) bird perched on the walkway. Did I ever mention birds scare the heck out of me? It’s like they are always up to something…
My very favorite spot at the Beach Club would be the swings right outside the pool. They are covered, and look out into the ocean. We spent some time sitting and swinging before going back up to the 9th floor.
That night, we went to dinner at the restaurant at the clubhouse. Check out my snow birds post for more on how that went. Dinner was very good, I got the fillet with mashed potatoes and zucchini, and Bobby got the catch of the day.
Of course, we had to take obligatory balcony pictures at some point, right?
He did wear a belt, I promise. We just had to stop and get it in the car. No belt = pet peeve
After dinner, we hit up the hot tub for some quiet relaxation, but were quickly joined by 6 snow birds in town for two months. They were super sweet and fun to talk to, but it definitely wasn’t the relaxing quiet we had hoped for. Oh well! We got to hear all about the activities they have for the snow birds like yoga, cribbage, casino night, bridge, etc. I hope I can come to the Beach Club for two months when I retire!
We watched another movie then went to bed, fingers crossed for a warmer sunny day!
QOTD: If you could spend two months somewhere, where would it be?