Friday, September 26, 2014

3 Things We Did Last Week

I am squeaking in just under the wire sharing these activities with you and being able to say last week. My husband had to go to a multi day meeting in Destin, Florida for work last week so we took a break from school work and the kiddos and I went along.

1. For one of our meals while we were there we went to McGuire's Irish Pub. They are known for their Irish fare, of course, but they also feature some great seafood dishes. Also one their menu is 'The Garbage Burger'. A burger featuring the traditional toppings and just about everything else you can
imagine, including chocolate fudge and peanut butter. It was probably about 9 inches tall! A friend tried it and he reported it was pretty good. Son had the 'Big Daddy Burger'. This was a more normal size burger featuring cheese, bacon, and jalapeno peppers. He was originally drawn to it because of the bacon and peppers, but really liked it. Now he's asking me to recreate it at home.

In addition to the food, they have become know for the dollar bills hanging from their ceiling. I do not know the full story behind it, but it's rumored there are thousands of dollars hanging throughout the building.

2. This was a must while we were near the beach. We played at the beach and in the waters of the Gulf Of Mexico. Beautiful green water and white sandy beach. However, the salty taste is quite strong. I had never been to an ocean before so this was a lot of fun.

3. Explore the Harbor Walk. This is mainly stores and restaurants, but it was fun to see. The harbor walk had several photo op standing cutouts which were fun for the kiddos and an interesting tree of carvings. These carvings all have significance in the history of  Destin.

It was also fun to look at the various boats anchored along the harbor. They are all commercial boats for ventures like dolphin cruises, fishing excursions, jet ski rentals and a pirate tour. We didn't go on any of these, but it was fun to look at them and look out at the Gulf.

This is a just for fun, bonus picture. I thought the sunscreen station was fun.

I'm linking this post up with my friend Heidi, over at Heidi's Head for her Three Things Thursday.


  1. Sounds like you had a fabulous time away! I'm so glad. It's hard for me to believe there are people who have never seen the ocean. It's only 4-5 hours from me, and we probably take it for granted. In fact, up until maybe 5 years ago, I couldn't stand the sand, so I didn't like going on the beach. What a shame!

  2. A sunscreen station? That's awesome. We lived in Fl for 20+ years, but I've never been to Destin. I'm not a huge beach person (I don't care for salt water-yuck- or sand everywhere), but I love walking on the beach, and my kids really enjoy it, so we would go a few times a year.