Tuesday, June 21, 2011

[vacation and 5 faves]

Mr. C and I have started singing a particular song for 4 days now. It began as "99 days til our wedding on the wall, 99 days til our wedding. Take one down tomorrow and then we only have 98 days til our wedding on the wall." Well, we have sung that, as I said for 4 days now. I do not foresee this ending anytime soon, if ever. So...95 days til our wedding on the wall, 95 days til...okay okay that's enough.

Future hubcap and I (and his brother, G) made the 6 hour trek back to A-town yesterday from our glorious weekend at Pensacola beach. We spent three days in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with: his mom, his brother, R, sister-in-law J, niece, nephew, and brother, G. Holy ton of people, Batman!

His brother, sister-in-law, niece & nephew were in one room. The kids slept on an air mattress, that didn't deflate, more on that in a bit. His mom had a room and G, Mr. C and I all slept in the living room. It started out fairly comfortably, Mr. C had a couch, G wasn't home yet and I had a huge, double decker air mattress. Unfortunately I woke up at 4 am and found myself on the floor with two huge air bulges on my sides. "Must have had a hole in it" was the popular phrase the next morning. Uh duh! So I grabbed my pillow and blanket and confiscated the other couch. Poor G had to sleep on the floor.

We had a great time, got WAY too much sun, ate, drank, shopped and had a lovely time with family.

Five Faves/Vacation Edition:

This book is a perfect beach read because it will suck you in and before you know it you are a nice mocha brown color and it's time to eat lunch. Water for Elephants is not my favorite book ever written, but I did need to see what the hype was about. I do like it. 

So, yes the only music I listened to was that of my future husband... But hey when you've got steak at home why go out for hamburger?

Now I'm something of a pesca-vegetarian. I love seafood but land animals tend to make me nauseous. It's not because I hate what is done to them, etc. It's really just because I have a meat allergy so they make me nauseous. I cannot let you be under any false pretenses that I'm a good person ha So anyway this was the great part of vacationing on the beach: seafood!!

This was my clothing inspiration for the beach. I wore strapless bikinis (hello, strapless wedding dress!) in a nautical stripe, I had my Audrey Hepburn-esque floppy hat and a straw fedora, and well, of course, my camera.

What are your favorites on vacation?


  1. Amen, yes, books and chai. You can buy the "concentrate" from stores and make Starbuck-esque ones at home. Soymilk makes them even better!

    I loved water for elephants!

    I think I just found my new best friend ;)

  2. Who knew you could buy it like that? Hmm.. I tend to do it the old fashioned way, which is inevitably a pain in the arse when I'm in a hurry! I may have to look into the prepackaged. Good tip, thanks!

    I enjoyed reading your post about well...reading ha Definitely following!


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