Boating to Breakfast

Oh the joys of living on the water.

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Just before 9 a.m., my mom, dad, Ryan and I headed out on my parents’ boat. We cruised around for a bit, enjoying the water and the sun, before docking near The Sea Horse, a local hole-in-the-wall restaurant that serves the most delicious breakfast.

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Fortunately we didn’t have to wait more than a minute, and were directed to a cozy table.

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Yep, it is that kind of place. 😉

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While perusing the menu, one item jumped out at me.

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The Baby Ray sandwich just called to me. I blame the cheese. 😉

We didn’t have to wait more than 10 minutes for our meals and before I knew it, my mouth was watering at the ooey-gooey cheese on the sandwich placed before me.

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My mom was also kind enough to share her home fries with me. Yum, yum!

We left The Sea Horse feeling sufficiently stuffed and piled back into the boat to cruise around for another hour before heading in.

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On the ride inland, I ended up falling asleep at the front of the boat. The sound of the sea and the warm rays of the sun were relaxing and simply soothing.

Plans for the rest of the day include running to JoAnn’s and Michaels for fabric and frames for the escort boards for our wedding. My mom and I are having so much fun being crafty!

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. I’ll be back in a bit!

What Better Way to Spend Father’s Day

What better way to spend a sunny Father’s Day than on a boat?

Pretty Day

A little after 10 a.m., my mom, dad, Ryan and I took my parents’ boat out to cruise around the Gulf of Mexico and test out the new mask, fins and snorkel I got yesterday.

My sister was actually taking a scuba certification course all day, so she wasn’t able to join us. 😦 (We have a trip to the Keys planned in a couple of weeks and want her to be certified so we can enjoy some family scuba diving! )

Though my sister couldn’t join us, we did have a stow-away on board… 

Me & Shark Bait

(Apparently the above picture was taken mid-lick. 🙂 )

Family Photo

My dad did a good job of taking us to an area in the Gulf where it wasn’t too deep so I could test out my gear.

Captain & First Mate

I wanted a hot pink mask, fins and snorkel set but settled on a hodgepodge of neon colors at the scuba shop yesterday since they didn’t have my size in pink fins and the pink mask and snorkel sets were a weird muted pink.

Gearin' Up

I think I will try to get a variety of color into my scuba gear as I get myself some more supplies. I’ll be Rainbow Bright the scuba diver. 😉

Splish Splash

How Cool Do I Look?

Sadie got a little jealous of all the fun we were having in the water. Once she was suited up, she was ready to join us for a dip!

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Swim, Swim

Days on the boat are so much fun!

Why do we have to work? Every day should be spent like this! 😀


We arrived back home from a fun day of boating with hungry bellies.

We quickly made sandwiches and enjoyed some fresh fruit on the side.

I had a chicken salad sandwich on a multi-grain sandwich thin with a side of fresh pineapple.

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Taste of the Tropics

The pineapple was so sweet and perfectly ripe. I ate a bunch!

Once our bellies were full, Ryan and I packed up our bags and hit the road to head back to Orlando.

Now it’s time to unpack and get organized for the week!