Monday, May 4, 2015

The Beach, Dinner on the Boat and Fireworks

Saturday was an exceptionally beautiful day and we were fortunate enough to spend it playing on the beach.

We took the boat and met up with my BIL and his family at the beach, where we spent the day relaxing and soaking up the sun.

The Oldest fished all day but only caught catfish and this Skipjack – all of which got thrown back.

He used to get really frustrated when he didn't catch anything but he's finally old enough to understand that it's called “fishing” and not “catching” for a reason. It's all about the process babe.

As the afternoon wore on I was surprised to see the fireworks barge come out of the harbor and anchor just yards away from us.

Destin's Thursday night fireworks don't start until Memorial Day but obviously there were going to be fireworks tonight.

Our plan was to head home before dark but when the fireworks barge anchors right next to you it's obviously a sign that you were meant to see the show, right?

I've always found fireworks magical and could watch them every night without getting bored.

My inlaws decided not to stay and headed home a little before sunset.

Our only problem was that we'd already eaten the lunch I brought and since the fireworks don't start until 9 I knew people would be cranky without dinner.

Luckily, that problem was REALLY easy to solve.

The Island King and the Oldest took the boat to Dewey's to get dinner.

I stayed on the beach while they were gone, enjoying a few minutes of alone time and watching the sun set.

As the sun was setting, a full moon had already risen and was as spectacular as the sun set.

It wasn't long before the Island King returned with a feast of shrimp and gumbo for us to eat on the boat. 

You can always count on good seafood from Dewey's.

Not long after we finished dinner the fireworks started. 

All of us really enjoy watching fireworks and we ooohh and aaahhh like we've never seen them before, which always makes me laugh.

It was an amazing day and I'm ready to do it again. 

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