Life’s a Beach: My Week in Destin, Florida

Sarah Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hey everybody! Hope y’all have had a good summer so far. Mine has certainly been relaxing. While I wasn’t able to get an internship this summer, I’ve been spending my summer catching up with high school friends, spending time with my parents, and preparing for my summer school class that starts in the beginning of July.

In the beginning of the summer, I went with my parents on our yearly family vacation to the beach. We’ve been going to Destin, Florida for the past 12 summers now, and it’s one of my favorite places to go to relax and get away from the busy, sometimes stressful, life of an engineer.

My favorite thing about Destin is the water. They call it the Emerald Coast for a reason! Every time I see this beach it takes my breath away. I could watch the waves crash into the shore and the afternoon storms roll in for hours.

The view from my condo. I could stare at this water for hours.

The view from my condo

Since we’ve been going to Destin for the last 12 years, my parents and I have created quite the list of favorite restaurants to visit during the week. My all time favorite restaurant is the Back Porch. The smoked tuna dip here is the first thing I eat every time I arrive in the city.

My first stop in Destin every trip

My first stop in Destin every trip

Another one of my family’s favorite restaurants is called the Donut Hole, which makes incredible cappuccino chocolate chip muffins. I bought half a dozen of them to have for breakfast every day of the week.

I love the muffins at the Donut Hole

I love the muffins at the Donut Hole

Although it was windy for the second half of our trip, we went down to the beach every day.  I read Ender’s Game and managed to not burn!

Another day in paradise

Another day in paradise

All in all, I’d say it was another successful family vacation, and I can’t wait to go back next year.

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