Saturday, May 29, 2010

Welcome Summer!

We have just returned from a fabulous mini-vacation to beautiful Seaside, Florida. The water was crystal clear and the weather was picture perfect. We walked to Modica's Market ( every morning to get our first cup of coffee. I don't think there could be a better way to start each day than to walk along the beach just after sunrise and see the early morning fishermen and the little crabs scurrying along the sand. If you have never been to Seaside, I urge you to put it on your "list of places to go"!

We read about the Saltwater Grill ( in the latest copy of Southern Living Magazine and decided to give it a try. I high recommend the crab cake Napoleon if you get a chance to go there. It was an unbelievable combination of tasty ingredients and just delightful!!! There is a huge aquarium inside with a beautiful array of saltwater fish. We also ate at Boondocks ( where we had some of the best scallops and shrimp that we have ever eaten.

We have returned to Alabama tanned and completely rested from our short stay in Paradise! There is nothing more relaxing to us than being on the sugar sands of the Gulf Coast!


Bluebell said...

Hi Martha, your holiday to the Gulf Coast sounds wonderful. We have been there to a place called Englewood and I loved the beautiful beaches we used to get up early in the morning a walk along them in the quiet and we would look for sharks teeth. My husband loves seafood so it was also a food paradise for him, so glad you had such a lovely time.
Love Jillxx

dee begg said...

Oh Martha,

I am so envious. Your minication sounded delightful. We haven't been to the beach in a few years. Maybe it's time for a trip there...nothing like sun, sand and the peaceful serene that the water brings.