Hey friends! Goodness I have so many posts I want to write, but frankly I just don’t have the time! It took me weeks to get this post done, but it’s important for me to document this stuff so my kids can look back someday and if we are honest here, so I don’t forget either. About a month ago we took a trip to Rosemary Beach, FL. Rosemary Beach is a newish community on the panhandle of FL that was designed loosely on European architecture. It is a small walkable town that has the quaintest shops, restaurants and homes. The preferred way to get around for all ages is by bike and I have to tell you, seeing bikes sprawled all over the place warmed my heart. The community provides great activities for kids and we had plenty of things to do to keep ourselves busy. If you are wondering, yes I could live here permanently. So if you are looking for a great place to go in FL I can’t recommend this place enough!
Here are a couple of suggestions/tips if you ever plan on vacationing at Rosemary Beach. Plan on on renting a bike. Even us scaredy pants would bike here b/c of the great bike paths and it helps that everyone pretty much does it. We couldn’t this time because, well we had a 2 month old but next time! Try getting to the beach early to claim your spot. We are early risers because of the kids so that wasn’t a problem, but once we were ready to leave the beach for nap time people were eyeing our spot to snatch it up. Bring a picnic blanket! We used it everyday not only at the beach, but for playing in the grass to watching the movies played outside. Lastly, look at both Rosemary Beach and Seacrest Beach (a neighboring community only a block away similar to Rosemary Beach) website’s calendars for events and plan around them. We literally could have something to do every night from movies under the stars, outdoor plays, face paintings, live music, it was pretty incredible what was offered.
Here’s some photos of our trip if you care to see:
pure joy and my worlds this was an amazing toy store where we frequented often out on a fancy tapa’s dinner at La Crema my view all day everyday (solly wraps are a lightweight baby wrap, I highly recommend it!) had to post this b/c it’s one of the only photos of all four of us yes jonas, we are all pretty smitten by you a toddler in a wetsuit, sorry but one of the cutest things ever! on our boat cruise they would collect starfishes, etc. this was so neat and Nola loved it! our kids were allstars (no breakdowns or cry-fests) on a 3 hour boat cruise and here they are both sleeping. cj and i enjoyed the last stretch with each other expecting nothing but the worse once we got to our car and our expectations were correct, haha! before we watched the little mermaid. i should mention during our stay, nola got i think 6 different face paintings, it was beyond ridiculous. As you can see it was a wonderful family trip and honestly we can’t wait until our next fun adventure!