Saturday, September 24, 2011


6 years ago, the hubby and I started our amazing adventure together, and our first destination on that adventure, was to Tyndall AFB, in Florida. What a glorious 11 months we had there... to be near the beach, yummy food, and fun antiques... life couldn't have been sweeter (or so we thought!) One of the places we often ventured out to while we lived there, was this quaint little town called Apalachicola... an old oyster town. There's nothing like a town, where the air smells like saltwater, everyone greets one another, and sweet tea is on every menu. A town where you automatically feel like you're "at home"... a town that we missed dearly. So it is with no surprise, that this town NEEDED to be on our "to do" list, when we found out my hubby would be in school for 5.5 weeks in Alabama, only 4 hours away. So this weekend, we packed our bags, and made our way south... and reacquainted ourselves with our very first "home".

Our last stop in Apalachicola before heading out, was to the Soda Fountain... can't leave town without a shake...

Friends, there is NOTHING greater than Blue Bell Ice Cream.... seriously... and my strawberry milkshake, totally hit the spot.

It was then time to take the little one to see the ocean "up close and personal" for the very first time, and she LOVED it. We had no idea how well she'd do, but in the end, there were tears when we had to pull her away from the water. We weren't prepared (bathing suits, towels and lathered up with suntan lotion) for her to like it so much. Now that we know, we'll be heading there all day tomorrow before heading back to Alabama.

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  1. Apalachicola!!!! OOooh I remember visiting that place with you!! :) It looks like you got some awesome family time together. Alabama was definitely a good decision. Love you!!!

  2. So jealous that you got some Blue Bell, but I know you enjoyed it thoroughly! Awesome first trip to the ocean!!!

  3. These pictures . . . seriously . . . Southern Living Magazine quality!!!!! These could be published!!!!!!!!!!! She is soooo sweet, that little one and EVERYTHING is an adventure. Incredible pictures of her and her Daddy at the shore line. We are more excited than ever to come visit. Seeing pics of Apalachacola was a hoot! I REMEMBER those shops . . . and going to sea-shell beach . . . and eating well, etc. See you REAL soon.

  4. Oh my goodness soo cute! Love seeing all these pictures of your family! Hope you have a terrific time!

  5. Oh Karen....I am little sad that you are that close and we won't get to see you all. :(

  6. Love Blue Bell Ice Cream! (Which is kind of a requirement since I live in Texas.)
    And I love the pictures of the beach. Florida beaches are some of my favorite.