Warning: TONS of photos
Since grad schools drains the life out of people, Zach and I decided to head to Destin for a long weekend the first weekend State let us out for spring break. We drove down Friday and arrived about supper time. I had seen a sign for PF Changs in Sandestin so after checking into our hotel, we headed over to PF Changs for a late supper.
Here we are at PF Changs waiting on our table. I had a Pink Bellini to drink to start the weekend off right and dang was it good! I highly recommend it.
The next morning we woke up and went to the outlets to SHOP!
I was so excited. I got a zebra printed dress at J. Crew and Zach actually got more at the outlets than I did!
We headed to Fudpucker’s for lunch…
…where we spotted this gem of a sign. How fitting
After lunch we petted a pretty gator!
Then headed to the beach!
The water was gorgeous! Sure did look different from the Jax Beach water I’m used to!
The water was cold but this Florida girl went swimming anyways!
After the beach we got ready for supper!
Goofy mirror picture of our outfits at the hotel…
And here is my dress!
We ate at Pompano Joe’s then headed to McGuire’s Irish Pub for a few drinks!
Giant Irish Wake drinks!
We signed a dollar and stapled it on the wall
The next morning we slept in, ate lunch, the headed to the beach where we became lobsters pretty quickly. Pathetic for someone who should have a tan year round but that’s what grad school does I suppose.
After the beach we got dressed for supper and went for a walk on the beach while we were waiting on our dinner reservation!
Zach on the beach at sunset
Me on the beach at sunset
Several self-attempts to get pictures together
I wish I was looking at the camera in this one!
Finally we found someone to ask!
I love how this picture came out!
Then we ate supper at The Melting Pot fondue restaurant! Neither of us had ever had fondue so it was quite the experience! We had a lot of fun and were STUFFED by the end!
Y’all know I still found room for dessert fondue!
Monday we packed up our stuff and made our way back to Starkville with stops in Pensacola (for Home Goods!) and Mobile (for supper and TJ Maxx!)- y’all I found the BEST stuff in Home Goods and TJ Maxx for the apartment for next year!
We also stopped at McGuire’s in Pensacola to get giant huggies for our giant Irish Wake glasses
Back in Starkville we had Zach’s little brother visit for a few days and also had an awesome St. Patrick’s Day cookout with Mary Catherine and Kevin before heading to Jackson for the weekend!
Friday we did a little shopping in Jackson (Zach got his first pair of Sperry Topsiders-I’m so proud haha) and then we had supper and played mini golf!
Saturday we went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade!
And Sunday we headed home to Starkville…quite the VERY busy week (we did also have to work during the week except for Monday) and now here we are back in the lab today!
Many more exciting things to come this Spring!
Hope y’all enjoyed the pictures!