Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 3: Destin, Florida Family Vacation

Day 3: Destin, Florida Family Vacation

On day 3 I began the book I had been waiting on for months, Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews! I love her books! This one was great! I really enjoyed it from the little suspense to having me laughing out loud on the beach! I highly recommend this book! It is a great beach read! I tried to read really slow as to savor every page but I will still done faster than I wanted. Now to wait until next summer.

For dinner that night we went to one of our favorites that a lot people still do not know about or just have not tried. Kenny D's they have the BEST gumbo (in my opinion). It has that cajun, New Orleans flavor that just sets it apart! You cannot miss this place it is small but so good!!!

 The Gumbo
 My mom and I both got the appetizer shrimp with a side salad. The gumbo always fills me up.
 Caleb got the Spicy Mahi Melt
It was so good! He is always the one to try new things and I always wish I had ordered it too!
 Dad got (no suprise) the fried grouper sandwich. He sticks to things he knows he will like.

We had a great meal as we are never disappointed in Kenny D's.
Let me know if you have ever tried it.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 2 - Destin, Florida Family Vacation

Day 2 - Destin, Florida Family Vacation

Well the next day we were back on the beach. I love the beach! Everything about it well.... maybe not the sand that gets in everything. Haha! I have to say it was HOT! I mean really hot the thermometor and tv said that it was over 100 one day. Now that combined with the humidity makes for a real scorcher but that's what the ocean is for to cool off in. :)

I was reading The Lost Hours by Karen White the first two days. It was a great book. It was a little slow starting off but well worth sticking through. I really liked it and would highly recommend it!

You know me I am all about the food and where we are eating! :) So that night we ate at Dewey Destin. Several locals had recommended it to us and we had planned to try it last year but decided to wait.

Waiting Area
 Back Deck
 View from Deck

 Appetizer: Tuna Dip
It was really good! Many people say it is the best but Pompano Joe's is still my favorite!
 Dad got the blackened Grouper and all grilled or steamed entrees come with Corn, Potatoes, and Slaw.
We all switched something out and they were fine with that. Like I got hushpuppies instead of corn. I know I am the healthiest eater ever! :)
 Caleb got Steamed Shrimp
**Excellent and lots of flavor!
 Mom got grilled Grouper
**Very good!!!

 I had the Mediterranean Mahi Mahi.
I normally get Grouper and he offered to change the fish but I also like Mahi with something like this. It was delicious and something different than what I would normally get.

Our food was amazing!!! So good that we actually went back the last night! I will share about that one later. :) I definitely recommend trying Dewey's if you are in Destin! The food is delicious and both times we were there we had excellent service. Plus, being able to eat outside is a great! They do have indoor seating but when I'm at the beach I love to be outside and enjoy the scenery. Plus this area was well shaded and was not hot.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! What have you been up to these past two weeks?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 1

Sorry for the delay blogger was not cooperating with me for the first part of the week.

The first day is always great!
When we go to the beach we are the type that gets up early packs a cooler for the day and stays all day! Oh add a great book.

For lunch on the first day we had not bought our sandwich stuff yet so we walked up the beach to Pompano Joe's. They have my favorite Smoked Tuna Dip! I have tried it everywhere we go and it is my absolute favorite. It's different and has more of a sweet flavor plus they serve it with this flat bread and cucumbers. So yummy! And that is the perfect lunch on the beach!

That night we ate at the Back Porch another long time favorite. One thing that makes this place so nice to me is that it's right on the beach and they pull the windows up and you get that ocean breeze. It's perfect! We have had most of the things on the menu but my favorites are as follows. For an appetizer here I just like their hushpuppies with honey butter. Delicious! We also tried their shrimp and corn chowder and it was really good too! That night I got a Po Boy (Shrimp) Sandwich with onion rings (another specialty here). Now they have the more sophisticated fare here but I wanted the thing that I am always craving when at home and that is exactly what I ordered. :) Now Caleb got another favorite which is the Seafood Nachos. Mom had the Grilled Grouper Sandwich and Dad has the Fried Grouper Sandwich.

View while eating

I'm getting hungry just looking back at these. You can't get food like that here in our part of Georgia.

Monday, June 20, 2011


We just returned from our family vacation in Destin, Florida (my favorite beach). I know I have been slacking on my blogging lately but I am ready to get started again. First I will share some pictures we took and I will be returning later to add some reviews and share what our garden was like when we returned. Who knew veggies could grow that fast!!! :)

 First Afternoon from the Back Porch Deck
 Last Day at Lunch at the Back Porch... We start and end with one of our lasting favorites.
 Me and the hubby!
 My wonderful Family!