This weekend we were able to go to Panama City Beach for our last beach hooray of the summer. We picked Blair up from school after lunch and drove on down without stopping. Yes, without stopping. (Whoever heard of that with a four year old?!)
It was raining when we got there, so we grabbed a few groceries and headed to supper. I had not been to Panama City in 10 years, so I looked up a place to eat. The condo our friends let us use was in a great location, and the restaurant I chose happened to be very close. We ate at Saltwater Grill. It was superb. Brad and I both got grilled grouper. The children's meals were also very good -- and the kids ate my sweet potato too! We got the dessert sampler. Bless Blair's heart, she got an honest sweet tooth -- from both sides. We really enjoyed our meal there, and the aquarium they have is beautiful.
And then 5:15 came so early the next morning. By 10am, we had played, eaten breakfast, gone to the beach, swum in the pool, and Leighton had napped.
We had an early lunch and went over to Shipwreck Island. It was perfect for Blair. It wasn't crowded at all, and the day was overcast and just right. There was plenty of stuff for Blair to play on, and she had a blast.
Leighton loved the shallow end of the big pool. He wanted to drink the water. Yuck.
We even got to ride the boat ride together!
Blair and I got to spend some time in the pool that afternoon, but she said she couldn't go under because it smelled bad. And she told me her bathing suit smelled like chemicals. My little Ratatouille.
We went to a Mexican restaurant for supper -- Los Antojitos. My roommate from college is from Panama City and recommended it. It was delicious. They are known for their fish tacos, big burritos, and steaks. I had the steak burrito special. It had huge pieces of ribeye in it with peppers, onions, and sour cream. It was covered with melted cheese. Yum. That is a place that we would definitely visit again!
We spent a little while the next morning on the beach before we headed back. Blair had a sore throat, and we didn't have any oxygen with us if she got sick. But we had a great time on our quick trip!