Weekend Shenanigans – The One With the 4th and the Beach

Oh hey there, blog land. I signed in to Bloglovin’ this morning and had 396 unread posts. Ummm no. Just no. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend! I know I did!

Thursday afternoon we headed down to Gulf Shores after Chris got off work. We stopped by the grocery store on the way in and were able to squeeze in some pool and hot tub time too!

Friday and Saturday basically look the same. We spent some time down on the beach, listening to the ocean crash in. The ocean was the calmest I have ever seen it. Hardly any waves at all! And the water was so clear. Almost too clear, I could see all the little fishes and everything! I even saw a few baby jelly fish.




We also spent some time at the pool. There are several pools at the condo, our favorite has a seating area in the middle so that you can just chill in the water. So relaxing.

Sunday Chris and I were going to head home but decided to head over to Pensacola. We had visited the downtown area one weekend a few years ago to see a friend DJ there, and really liked what we saw and we figured we should explore some!

We stopped at Surf Burger for lunch after checking into our hotel. The food was delicious…and the view….the view was amazing!!!!




This was the bathroom door at Surf Burger. I thought it was really fun.


After lunch, we walked around Pensacola Beach and a few of the shops there. We also stopped by a fun bar that was there that had some good music going.


We then headed to the downtown area. I just love how pretty the streets and buildings are there!


Driving down the main strip what did we find???

A World of Beer!!!! We knew we had to stop! I was excited that their draft list was completely different than our Birmingham one. I ordered an Ace Pineapple Cider and it was amazing!!!!!


We hung out there for a few hours and made some new friends. While this locations menu for food was not as extensive as our home one….I still managed to find something yummy to try! I had the Tavern Taters. They were tater tots with beer cheese, bacon bits, jalapenos, scallions and sour cream.


After WOB, we headed back to the hotel and hung out at the pool and hot tub for a little while. We then sat at their outdoor fire pit for awhile and just relaxed. It was a great day!



Monday we headed home. We stopped at the Steak n Shake in Prattville on the way because that is a must when you are on the way back from the beach!



I finished up the 4th book in the Stephanie Plum series, and am over half way done with the 5th one now. I really like these books and I am surprised that I am continuing along! I have a feeling I will probably end up reading all 21 of them!

When we originally planned our Β beach trip, we were planning on coming home on Tuesday, so I had requested off today. I decided to stay home to do laundry, work out, clean, catch up on some blogging stuff, and get some stuff done on my to do list around the house. Sometimes you just need a vacation from your vacation, you know?!

The dogs are super happy that we are back, and I think even Olivia missed us. I am thinking maybe she didn’t get a ton of sleep while we were gone because she was exhausted last night. Also, she grew a bunch in the last few days. Stop growing up Livy!!!!

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  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph July 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Fabulous weekend! Your beach time looks beautiful. Good idea to stop in Pensacola! I love eating right on the water. It makes everything more awesome.

    I love that bathroom door and would have taken a pic of it too!

  • Reply Brooks July 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Trips to Gulf Shores are always awesome. Where did y’all stay?

  • Reply Meegan July 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Bah! I am so jealous y’all look like you had a great time. I love that Chris is rocking that Hello Kitty Band Aid. Uh I want that burger now! Olivia is the cutest!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal July 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I really REALLY want to go to the beach. Klay is NOT a beach person.. but, I’ve been YEARNING for one… I may just take Emry out to the beach for the day…. Yeah.. That’s exactly what I’m going to do… Spend the day on the sand… and eat burgers.. and drinks with Little Umbrellas (not too many though PARENT PROBLEMS!) And maybe even find Emry a BOARDWALK to waste my money on. Yeah.. That’s what I’m going to do.

    See.. you inspired me. πŸ™‚

    OH… and WOB.. I am now googling to see where the closest one to me is.
    Because.. I think I’m in LOVE.

    Burger and Beer Sisters.. I swear we are!

  • Reply Lauren July 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Jealous of the beach with clear water! How come my part of the Gulf is so nasty? Glad Olivia was happy to have you home and a day off after vacation is really brilliant – I so wanted one for myself yesterday!

  • Reply Kerry July 8, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Surf Burger looks so cool, and nothing better than that view. Looks like a great time! I miss having a Steak n Shake close by.

  • Reply Kari July 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    It was a beautiful weekend here on the Gulf Coast and how awesome you went to Pensacola and visited a little down there! It would have been so great to meet you Nadine so next time you head this way let me know! Glad y’all had safe travels and a great time!! πŸ™‚

    Editor for Alabama Women Bloggers

  • Reply kathy@vodka and soda July 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    sounds like a great weeknd!! i love eating by the beach πŸ™‚ our beach sucks; nothing like what you have near you

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Maggie July 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I read the first 16 Stephanie Plum books! They are so funny! I need to catch back up! About 3 years ago we went to the beach for a week and I read one of those books each day. They are so much fun and easy to read! Glad yall had a nice getaway! I’m hoping we get some beach time this year!

  • Reply Brews and Tunes July 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    It was an awesome time!! Can’t wait to go back!! So excited we found a WOB!!

  • Reply Jackie July 8, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I usually just say no to Bloglovin on Mondays. That’s usually my busiest day when it comes to work/life and I just don’t have time for it.

  • Reply Laura July 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Still mad you went to the beach without me… Buuuut I love the hello kitty band-aid on Chris, so all is forgiven. Also, please stop eating so many cheeseburgers without me. πŸ™‚

  • Reply brooke lyn July 8, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    i definitely marked read all after the 4th weekend. it was too much work to keep up! but it looks like yours was fab

  • Reply Amanda July 8, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Bahaha… that Hello Kitty Band-Aid is freakin’ AWESOME!
    Your posts always make me so hungry. Can I come live with you?

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie July 9, 2014 at 12:09 am

    this is seriously exactly the vacation I need to go on right now, including the sign, kitty bandaid and ALL THE BEERS

  • Reply Krystal July 9, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Looks like a fabu weekend!!

  • Reply Kelli July 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I love all your beach pictures, I’m especially glad to see that your beach was crowded just like mine.

    Your recap posts always want to make me eat all the food…ALL THE FOOD!!!

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