Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Home Sweet Home Florida! Picture OVERLOAD

I spent this past weekend in fabulous North Florida :)
Zach, Zoe and I left Thursday night around 10:00 PM from Starkville. We got this brilliant idea to drive overnight so we could spend all day Friday in Florida instead of driving there.

Disclaimer: I do know that I take a ridiculous amount of pictures of Zoe and that I'm a crazy dog lady.
In Tallahassee on Friday morning about 5:30 AM. Are we there yet?

We got to Jacksonville about 8:30 AM, slept until 1 PM, then hit up Salt Life Seafood Shack for lunch, then headed to my beach ;)

Zach at Jax Beach
Me at Jax Beach!
Tired but so happy to be there!!
Typical Florida summer afternoon, the sky became dark pretty quickly after we got there, so we just went for a long walk on the beach and then headed back to get ready for supper at PF Changs! After supper we went to see Hangover 2, which I thought was pretty funny. The first one was better, but I still liked the sequel.

Saturday morning we took Zoe to the beach for the first time!
She was so excited to be someplace new!
She was confused by the waves and tried to pounce on them. Once she realized she couldn't stop them from coming at her she just jumped over them!
Attempt number one to get a picture with Zoe
She just refuses to look at the camera when we want her to haha

A worn out girl!

Saturday afternoon we headed to St. Augustine so I could show Zach around the old city part and also surprise my mom!

We walked around the shops on St. George street and ate lunch, then walked down by the water front.
Since the last time I was there, the city added a small dock/walkout deck to stand and look at the water.
Awesome view of the bridge of lions!
Zach and I on the deck/dock thing.
Sweet hair.
The drawbridge let this pirate ship through! I think they were doing a reenactment at the fort.
Isn't St. Augustine so pretty?

Fort Matanzas/Castillo de San Marcos

After we walked around the old part of the city, we went to Scarlet O'Hara's to surprise my mom! My dad wanted to surprise her for her birthday so here I was! :)
Saturday night we all went out to eat at Mojo's Kitchen in Jax Beach and had awesome barbeque and listened to music!

Sunday we headed down towards Crescent Beach since my aunt and uncle have a beach house there. We took Zoe so she could play in the water.

All dolled up for good first impressions!
From left, dad, uncle Kenny, aunt Stephanie
My mom! This crazy lady went running on the beach while we were all laying out tanning!

Zoe just loved the water

So squinty! But me and my dad
We wanted Zoe to swim instead of play in the shallow water but she wasn't thrilled with the idea of going in past the waves. So Zach picked her up and carried her over so she could swim.
Swim Zoe!
Almost there!
A very irked Zoe mean mugging us.

She played in the water
Got a sandy beard
Caught some rays
Hogged my beach towel

And then slept all the way home and most of the night!

Sunday night we went for a walk on the Jax Beach pier before supper.
It was really windy!
Me and my mom
Me and Zach
Such an awesome weekend! Can't wait to go back in July!
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1 comment:

  1. Great pics! I go down to Jax every few months when family flies into the airport there...I definitely need to go explore some more though...St. Augustine looks really cool! -Erika