Monday, June 25, 2012

Apalachicola Bay

Just a short drive away from St. George Island, we visited Apalachicola, a cute fishing and oystering town known for some of the best oysters in the world.  Apalachicola supplies 90% of Florida's oysters and 10% of the world's oysters.  They also have some amazing fresh fish markets and a to die for bakery named That's Amoray with the best red velvet cake we have ever eaten in our lives.  We visited the bakery twice on our trip!  But the oysters are the prize of this town.  Before this trip, I had absolutely NO desire to try an oyster.  Not fried, not baked, and certainly not raw!  But you know what they say..."When in Rome!"

We started off with Oysters Rockefeller at a divey restaurant called Capt. Snooks.  The oysters were of the best things I ate all week! 

We were ready to try the real thing when our friends Blake, Lindsey, and Zach came down on Wednesday night.  We walked to the local raw bar named Eddie Teach's and tried our first raw oysters with a little horseradish, crackers, and ice cold beer.  Michael wasn't as smitten with them as much as the rest of us were.  On Friday, we went back for Oyster Happy Hour and got a few dozen for $4.50 each!  They were soooo good!


I loved driving over to Apalachicola and walking in the shops and seeing some of the historical sites.  We definitely want to go back to St. George Island and Apalachicola and try some of the incredible restaurants we missed.  Here are some pictures of Apalachicola and a few more from our view at the beach house.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

St. George Island

We just got back from a week at St. George Island, Florida.  What a great week it was!  This was our first time to St. George, and we both loved this place known as the 'uncommon Florida.'  I heard of St. George from a dog loving co-worker like myself a couple of years ago who suggested the island because its one of the only dog friendly beaches in the country.  There are no high rise condos, no chain retaurants, no crowds, and no large grocery stores.  It's laid back, quiet, and beautiful. Here are pictures from our trip.  I will share another post with pictures from Apalachicola.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Scarlett's New Hairstyle

Scarlett had her first puppy spa day this weekend! We finally decided that she is too furry for Birmingham. She loves her walks every night, but here lately, she has been struggling. It is not the breed standard to groom Cavaliers, but who cares, she is happy and soooo cute!
Honestly, I don't know why we waited so long to groom her. She is loving her new haircut, and it's like she is a puppy all over again. The funniest part is that we thought she was a little plump, but with all that hair missing, she has a cute little puppy figure!