Sunday, October 9, 2022
I can’t remember the last time I had to drive in the dark – especially in an unfamiliar place. A perk of being retired. I like Ubers but from my understanding, Ubers, Lyft, and Taxis are unreliable in Destin. So, I found myself behind the wheel to take Chuck, Beverley, the bridesmaid, and me to Lulu’s.
Unfortunately, I misread the GPS and turned too soon on the way to the restaurant. Took me a while to get it straightened out, so we ended up being the last of the group to arrive. However, we were still there way before our table was actually ready.
The restaurant was large and open, so it was very breezy. I should have brought my sweater. A couple of people in our group had to buy hoodies because of the chill.
When the table was finally ready about 8:30, Chuck and I ordered a seafood platter to split – fried shrimp, fried oysters, and a piece of fish that we ordered blackened. It was all very good. I got a piece of key lime pie to go. We finished dinner at 10:00. The videographer was there the whole time. She said she’s being doing weddings in Destin about 20 years.
Before we left, I bought a Destin Christmas ornament. Then, I drove us back to the condo, and at least I didn’t get us lost coming back.
I’m not surprised that I had a worse night than the one before. Despite taking two antacids before going to sleep, it was no match for all the fried food. I used to have a cast iron stomach. No more. I hope I don’t start having to eat dinner at 4:00. Will not be able to deny that I am officially old.
Got up today before the alarm and watched the sun rise from the balcony while I ate my key lime pie for breakfast (I did save some for Chuck). There were already people on the beach.
Chuck and I went to the pool about 10:00. Water was cold but the sun was very warm. We spent a couple of hours just relaxing and soaking up the sun. After having lunch, I did a load of laundry. Perk of staying at a condo versus a hotel. However, there is nothing like having someone else do it for you while you are relaxing on a cruise ship.