This weekend is another summer weekend for the books! Even though it didn't go quite as planned, we ended up having an awesome weekend and spending time with wonderful people! Rob was off on Friday so we woke up early to work out, shower, and hop right in the car, already wearing our swimsuits. After three hours in the car, we were ready to head straight to the beach! We grabbed fresh juices from Evermans (the carrot, pineapple, ginger is so refreshing!) and soaked up some sun on Pensacola Beach. The weather was perfect and it was so nice to just relax all day.
We grabbed dinner at Wild Roots before leaving the beach and, as always, it left me wondering why there aren't restaurants like this everywhere?!? I had a gluten/grain/soy free pizzetta topped with baked apples, dates, bacon, and goat cheese and followed that off with a banana based soft serve with almond butter and raw cacao nibs! Everything was so delicious and left you feeling satisfied without feeling sick. If only they would open a Wild Roots style cafe in Meridian!
Saturday honestly felt like we were back living in Pensacola. We stuck to our usual Saturday morning routine of Bodacious and the farmer's market and it was comforting to see that not much had changed. Pensacola really is such a charming little town! I just love it! We spent the rest of the afternoon on Barrancas Beach on base and even got in a quick yoga workout on our own private section of the beach. We had sushi for dinner at Nom and then headed to Flounder's for the wetting down party.
In the whole time we lived in Pensacola, I never went to Flounder's at night (only during the day or for dinner) but I had heard that it gets crazy. It definitely did not disappoint -- the place was packed, the throwback band was awesome, and we had a blast. We ended up spending the entire night hanging out with a bunch of our friends from Meridian, who were all in town for the week. Typical, right? ;) We kept joking that we could have had the exact same night back in Mississippi...but it just wouldn't have been the same!
Sunday morning we slept in late (thank goodness for hotels that allow late check out) and spent the day shopping. It's funny how small I used to think that mall was and now I'm convinced it has everything ;) Our last stop was Joe Patti's to grab some fresh seafood to take home for the week. Good seafood seems just about impossible to find in Meridian so when you are that close to the most fabulous, Gulf Coast seafood, you have to take advantage. Joe Patti's will pack your cooler full of ice so that your food safely survives the trip home. I can't wait for some delicious, fresh dinners this week!
Hope your weekend was equally as wonderful!