My friend Sarah organizes a girls' beach trip every year and this year we trekked to Seagrove Beach, which is near Seaside in Florida. I have always heard such wonderful things about Seaside so I was excited to get a little glimpse of the area. My sister came along too this year and I really enjoyed getting to spend so much time with her!
We chose a charming little restaurant called The Great Southern Cafe in Seaside for our night out.
Kristyn, Senica, and Tamekia
Apparently the Great Southern Cafe is famous for their mojitos, so I gamely tried a strawberry mojito.
Me, Allyson, and Tamekia
Senica, Kristyn, and Sarah
We spent a good bit of time at the beach - you can see in this picture how we could see a thunderstorm rolling in.
On our last day at the beach, Kristyn and Allyson and I ventured back to Seaside to do a little gift shopping and to explore the town better. It had been very crowded the night we were there and almost everything was closed because we had gotten there so late - we were all eager to try to get a true taste of the town. I'm glad we went back - it is such a cute, beachy area!
I'm always a sucker for festive lighting!
We lingered in this store, called The Art of Simple, for quite some time. It was like an Anthropologie of beachy things and it smelled heavenly. The air-conditioning was much appreciated, too!
The town center area that we were in had a fun corner full of food trucks. We were pretty hungry by that point so Kristyn selected a grilled cheese sandwich and I opted for a hot dog.
We took our dinner and strolled across the street, right onto the beach. It was so relaxing to enjoy the sun and sand and sea air, and we even got to snoop on a wedding a little ways down the beach. Of course we stayed long enough to check out the bridesmaids dresses and the bride!
Steve had sent along a package of drinks for everyone so we had a toast before heading out onto the evening beach to take some pictures.
I could have stayed out there all night - just look at that view!
Later that evening, we sat down to play a friendly game of Cards Against Humanity, and we noticed that Allyson was wearing this shirt:
She used to tease me ALL the time about being such a fan of Harry Potter. She had borrowed all the books and movies from me years ago but never said a word about it. I didn't even think she had actually read them! Sneaky sister. So now she's a fan, and with H.P. apparel, no less!!
We had a wonderful time and I always love getting to explore a new beach with some great girls. I feel it would be appropriate to close out this post with one more beach picture!