we went to the beach every morning
saw Crab Island, a submerged island where the water is waist-deep and you can park your boat and swim or fish or play (this photo was snapped before it got busy)
visited my grandpa's boat, the Sweetheart, built in the 1940s, and newly refurbished by her new owner
dined at Dewey Destin seafood restaurant, a local favorite. Delicious seafood (don't be fooled by the trailer-kitchen) and a fun place to eat...
...even if you happen to be a "saucy wench"
and later while shopping, discovered "redneck" goblets, for the sophisticated moonshiner
I also had the good fortune to be introduced to the wonderful Michelle of Flutterby Antiques, who very generously invited us to peruse her immense button collection. Here are just a few of the goodies that I brought home
And with that I must bid you adieu. I have two rowdy boys who are insisting that we take a dip in the kiddie pool. It's not the gulf beach, but it'll have to do for now!