Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I wish I was at the beach!

I went to the beach this weekend and it was fabulous. I wish I could’ve stayed the whole week. Atlantic Beach is just so quaint and relaxing. It doesn’t have as many restaurants or things to do as Myrtle Beach, but I think that is part of it’s charm. I have the condo all week, and if I wouldn’t have just started a new job, that is where I would be right now. I am going to go back down Friday as soon as I can get off work. The only bad part is we have to check out at 10 am Saturday morning. I would have loved to have a whole weekend there again, but I guess I will take what I can get.

Here are some highlights from this weekend:

- We tried a new restaurant right on the beach that was really cute called The Crab’s Claw. The chairs were like mini lifeguard stands and the view was great. We wanted to try their seafood steam pots, but the waiter talked us in to this tuna puff pastry thing. It was well, different. I didn’t think it was THAT bad, but for $25 I was expecting more. Steph thought it was downright nasty. We should’ve went to Clawson’s for the shrimp and grits because that stuff is straight up heaven!

- While we were eating we saw some Baywatch stuff go down. The EMTs came up, sirens blaring, and the guys came out running. People were waving their arms to direct them. They had about 100 lbs. more on them than Pamela Anderson, so they didn’t make it too far before they had to slow down to a brisk walk. Apparently a girl got caught in a rip tide, but some guys had already pulled her out by the time the EMTs got there. They even had a red truck pulling a jet ski come up, but the girl was fine. All the drama was quite entertaining to watch.

- We saw Harry Potter Sat. night. It wasn’t my favorite movie in the series, but I’m still glad I got to finally see it.

- We had the best New Orleans Eggs Benedict (had crabmeat instead of the ham) on Sunday for brunch. It was raining that morning, so we couldn’t go straight out to the beach as planned, but brunch was so so worth it. It cleared up some and we spent about 3 hours or so on the beach. It was still windy and overcast and not at all hot, so I didn’t think to put on sunscreen. Yeah, I am burnt crispy and it hurts.

- It started to look really overcast like it might rain towards the end of the afternoon, so we packed up our stuff and headed to the pool so we would be closer if the skys decided to open up. We had only been there about 30 minutes when the lifeguards cleared everyone out of the pool. Turns out someone had POOPED in the pool! It was entertaining to watch these three teenage girl lifeguards try to figure out what to do. I think they finally got the poop out of the pool, but they closed down the pool because they were too lazy to sit around and wait for someone to come chemically clean it, so we had to leave. I’m so glad I didn’t get in that water though!

That’s it for last weekend. I kind of want to try to mark something off my list when I go down next weekend because I haven’t made any progress on it in months and next week I turn 29 and will only have a year left! It’s starting to freak me out.

I’m thinking maybe “catch a fish”? or “kayak”? But really it would be nice just to lay on the beach and read my book! We shall see.


Carolyn said...

I wish I were at the beach, too!!!!!

heidi said...

Sounds like it was quite the weekend!

AnnQ said...

OMG...someone pooped in the pool? Ack! The first thing I thought of was the scene from Caddyshack, where it was really a candy bar. :-)

Optimistic Pessimist said...

sounds like a great weekend! I love and miss the beach.