This past Tuesday was our 2 year anniversary! Because Wesley was in the OR all day and I had to work the night before, we chose to wait and celebrate this weekend. But when I got home from work on Tuesday morning this is what I saw.
Wesley had the bed turned down for me and placed the sweetest card on my pillow with chocolate and peanut butter candies (my favorite)! It was such a thoughful suprise and I could hardly go to sleep that morning just thinking about how blessed that I am that God chose me to be Wesley's wife! Ok, enough of the cheesy stuff!
A few weeks ago, Wesley and I spent a few nights looking at places online to go for our anniversary. We looked at places on 30A, in Destin, etc....but then Wesley found this really cool loft in Apalachicola. It was avaliable, so he went ahead and booked it. Neither one of us had ever been to Apalachicola/St. George Island nor had we heard much about it except that the area was known for their oysters, so we didn't have super high expectations. We were just looking forward to a weekend away.
Our loft was so nice! It was downtown and so close to all of Apalachicola's cute shops and restaurants.
We even had our own private courtyard!
Someone told us to stop by the Apalachicola Estuarine Reserve while we were there so we went before we did anything else in town. It was neat, but it kinda felt like somewhere you would go on a school field trip. We stayed about 10 minutes, but I thought that it was hysterical how impressed that Wesley was with a whale's backbone. He went straight over to it and tried to show me where he would put in the whale's spinal or epidural...that will definitely come in handy if he ever comes across a whale that needs an emergency c-section on the beach! Can you tell that he LOVES anesthesia!
Once we got back to the loft we walked everywhere! Our car stayed parked all weekend except to drive across the bridge to go to St. George Island on Saturday. And let me just go ahead and say that it is a REALLY good thing that we did a lot of walking because we did A LOT of eating!!! Several of the restaurants have been featured in Southern Living magazine, and we thouroghly enjoyed tasting all that Appalachicola had to offer. We have eaten a lot of seafood since we have lived in PC, but I can honestly say it was some of the best seafood that we have ever eaten!
On Friday night we ate at a place called Up the Creek. You could choose to sit inside in the dining room or outside on the deck. We chose to sit outside because the weather was perfect. We sat on barstools facing the bay. This was our view!
Of course we had to order oysters as an appetizer. I didn't think that I liked oysters, but these were delicious!!!
On Saturday we woke up and walked to breakfast at Tamara's Cafe. Another delicious meal in a quaint restaurant.
And then we drove over to St. George Island!
We ate lunch at The Blue Parrot. It was a fun restaurant on the beach!
We came back to Apalachicola after a day on the beach and as if we hadn't eaten enough by this point, we decided to eat at The Owl Cafe for dinner. It was recommended to us by several of the locals.
This was our dessert...a double bourbon pecan pie with vanilla icecream and hot fudge! Wesley said that if he was ever on death row (which I CERTAINLY HOPE that he is not) that this is what he would want as his last meal! The couple next to us got the dessert before we did and the gentleman told us that if he could literally dive into it he would. We decided at that point that we were going to save room for dessert. It's a really good thing that we did!
Suprisingly enough, we woke up and were hungry enough to eat breakfast before coming home. We ate at a place called Caroline's River Dining. This was our view from our breakfast table.
It was a perfect, laid back weekend and was exactly what we needed. It was a great way to celebrate 2 wonderful years! We are so thankful that we have discovered this part of "the forgotten coast" and hope to go back very soon!
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