Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Beach House

by Meghann on March 31, 2012

My view this afternoon.


Every long run should end with a day at the beach, no? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Derek and I escaped to his grandfather’s beach house for the weekend. It’s rare that we’re both free for the weekend, so we decided to take advantage of it with a little beach adventure. Also, the beach house has special meaning to us since it’s where our relationship began in 2009. It was Valentine’s weekend, I was visiting as a friend, and Derek randomly whisked me away to the beach with his family. On the way home he confessed his true feelings and now, three years later, we’re planning our wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚ (I even blogged about the visit HERE, but – fun fact – I didn’t officially refer to Derek as my boyfriend on the blog for a few months after that.)

We stopped for supplies at Publix on the way down and I got a spicy turkey sub on wheat with provolone cheese, spicy mustard, and veggies.


I also had some handfuls of jalapeno pretzels.


Can you tell I like spicy things?

When we made it to the beach house I had one of the chocolate sugar cookies from our stash.


The beach was perfect. It’s only accessible to guests and residents of the small island, so on a bad day you’re still a good hundred feet from your closest lounging neighbor. awww…. paradise.




Derek and I grabbed a couple of chairs and proceeded to pass out for the next couple of hours. Don’t worry – we loaded up (and reloaded up!) on the sunscreen!


It was only when some nasty clouds began to roll in that we decided to call it quits and head back to the condo. Derek had to literally force me off of that chair. Even with the bad clouds, I didn’t want to leave!


I had some apple slices upon our return


Doesn’t Maddie look so happy to be on a mini vacay?


My favorite – Cigar City Maduro. Yum.


Dinner tonight came courtesy of our stop at Publix earlier in the day. Since the only restaurant on the island is a bit overpriced, we had to make sure we came on the island with all the supplies we needed for three meals over two days. I kept it easy by going the burger route for dinner. I grabbed two pre-made bacon and cheddar beef patties, two whole wheat kaiser rolls, a bag of frozen sweet potato fries, a bag of frozen veggies, and a bottle ketchup for good measure. Easy. Peasy.


I was definitely missing my greens on the burger, but the simplistic route worked well. And the pre-made bacon cheddar beef patty? Holy yum. I would buy that again in a heartbeat!


The view during dinner wasn’t that bad either. ๐Ÿ˜‰


After dinner we enjoyed an evening walk on the beach.




And discovered this.


Ice cream!


Peanut butter cup deliciousness. ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess who’s sleeping in tomorrow? This girl.

Good Night!

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