The military will move us to many different places throughout the years. Growing up a pilot’s daughter, I now realize how lucky I was to travel around the USA and abroad for free. Oddly enough, my family never made it out to the Gulf Coast, so I’m incredibly thankful that as an adult I have the opportunity to live here for a short time.
One of my favorite holidays is hands-down the 4th of July. The fireworks, Americana, and high spirits all make me giddy. This year we had an unconventional 4th of July but it was one for the history books. One of our family friend’s was in town on his family’s yacht called the “I Got This”. My husband and I were honored to join them in Destin for the holiday.
I have always found that the best way to get to know a new town is to EAT your way through it. Try every restaurant and local spot that you can, as long as your budget matches. Robert and I do not eat out much – we normally choose to cook at home in order to save money, but when we do go out we always hit up the local spots in town. Here are a few of my favorite places in this charming Gulf Coast town:
This past week I tagged along with my fashion blogger friend Rachel Wehring, owner of the blog What is She Wehring. Rachel is my old next door neighbor from our first apartment complex in Florida. We’re both Texans, love dogs and wine. How perfect, right?
We had always talked about taking photos together in downtown Pensacola, so I decided that we would finally set a date for it.
Christmas Break! Well, such a break does not exist for college graduates – but I love to pretend that it still does. Thankfully Rob was approved for Marine Corps leave at the last minute so that we could go visit his family in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Plus, a shout-out to the awesome advertising company that I work for, for letting me join him. It was my first Christmas away from my family in Texas, but as a newly married couple with families across the country – we will have to become used to splitting up the holidays. Our new puppy Trigger tagged along for the trip. He was a very “good boy” *hehe* and our family loved him!
Our lives have been going at 100 miles per minute since Rob graduated API. He is doing well and now into primary flight school. He is extremely excited to FINALLY be in primary and begin flying the T6-B, which will be a big step up from the Cessna that he flew in IFS. Rob is almost done with his simulators and onto flying! Whoo!