Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Finally, Some Beach Time

Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, Florida

Unfortunately, the weather while we’ve been in Destin has not been conducive to outdoor activities. Our first and last day here were nice. The rest of the week was cold and rainy.

On Friday we had lunch at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin. This is another microbrewery/restaurant. Kevin enjoyed their IPA and we had the fish fry lunch special which was quite good.


They have a tradition of attaching dollar bills to the ceiling and all over surfaces of the restaurant. Our waitress told us there are over 1 million dollars in this location.


On Saturday it was warm enough to spend some time at the beach. I enjoyed about two hours sitting and watching the surf and activities along the beach. I saw boats, parasailers, sunbathers, and even two dolphin.

Destin Beach

Each time I’ve walked the beach here, I’ve been surprised at how there are almost no shells. I wonder what causes some beaches to have lots of shells and others to have almost none. I did see this jellyfish. Don’t touch!

Destin Jellyfish

In the evening I went back and took another walk along the beach to watch the sunset. There was a wedding going on at one of the hotels. There was also a table set up along the beach where a couple was having a romantic dinner. Just as I walked past them, he got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes. How cool is that!  If you click on the picture to enlarge, you can see him down on his knee on the left side. The tent is where the wedding was being held.


What a great location for a wedding and wedding pictures. The bride and groom are on the right. That’s the Destin skyline in the background.


Once again, the sunset did not disappoint.


Today we’re headed about 90 miles east to Mexico Beach, Florida for a two week stay. The forecast is looking better for some sun and warmth. I’m looking forward to some more beach time!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!