Hello from the first day of summer in Sandestin on our Babymoon!
My family and I are enjoying the beautiful weather here in the panhandle. Annabelle is one of the most enthusiastic in the family since this year she finally LOVES the beach!
We were a bit concerned last week after seeing a forecast of cloud and rain for the weekend, but as usual the meteorologists were wrong. We’ve seen nothing but sun and low humidity in Sandestin.
Being 31 weeks pregnant and not able to stand for very long (see why here) is frustrating. I can’t run and play with Annabelle like I want to. Thank goodness for Brandon and my Mom or the poor thing would be stuck sitting in the sand all day.
Brandon says that this Father’s Day is his favorite ever.
We spent the majority of the first day of summer on the beach. We had probably the most perfect weather imaginable. The ocean is a little bit on the cooler side than normal, too!
Who wants to cool off in bath temperature water? It’s funny to hear people say that the water is cold here when cold is what we are used to (i.e. Cape Cod water is anywhere from 54-64 degrees in the summer). Annabelle built about six sandcastles, swam like a fish, and ran up and down the beach giggling like a maniac.
Dinner at The Red Bar
Around 5pm, we headed to Red Bar in Santa Rosa Beach for dinner. We haven’t been to Red Bar in years and everything was as amazing as we remembered it to be. The food and the atmosphere at Red Bar are unlike any other place down here in the Panhandle.
You have to arrive early for dinner if you aren’t up for a long wait because they don’t take reservations and they are always crowded. The menu is short and sweet with only five or six options – posted on a chalkboard. If you’re eating with kids, ask for children’s options as they aren’t listed anywhere. Another tip: bring cash! No credit cards are accepted.
Annabelle ate a little bit of everyone’s dinner, but had her own Chicken Paheed (sort of like Chicken Piccata, but a thousand times better). She loved my Shrimp Pasta and even tried her salad. The table’s favorite dish were the mashed potatoes – they are quite possibly the best I’ve ever eaten.
After dinner we wanted to watch the sunset on the first day of summer.
The sunset was breathtaking. Annabelle probably said, “This is so beautiful!” about 100 times. She was in heaven – and so we were. What better way to kick off the summer than a sunset?
We are headed out to the beach in an hour for some more fun in the sun and sand. I hope everyone enjoys the first day of summer!