With my oldest chick starting Kindergarten next week, we decided an end-of-summer road trip was in store. And an invitation to stay with our long-time friend and his family (3 boys!) at their beach house in the Florida panhandle sealed the deal. We took off early last Friday for an 8-hour trek up the state to Cape San Blas.
It rained our first whole day there, keeping us away from the beach. So, to my delight, we drove into Apalachicola and spent the day tooling around this tiny eclectic town, packed with antique shops and super-cute stores (thank you rain!).
The skies cleared just in time for an early dinner overlooking the Bay, where I feasted on Apalachicola oysters on the half shell, Gulf shrimp and cheese grits. Yum!
We returned to the beach house just in time for a sunset swim in the Gulf, followed by a two-family game of Ocean Bingo, complete with beach-themed prizes.
It was truly a fun-filled weekend, and a fabulous kick-off to our last week before school starts.