Florida, 2020

We had to reschedule our cancelled spring break trip from April, 2020 to a different date so we randomly picked the week of October 17th, 2020. We’re glad we did as we had perfect weather and everybody was able to come enjoy the beach.

Courtney, Jack, Sophia and I left CLE on Fri 10/16/20 around 7:30AM and drove all day to just south of Nashville. We stayed at a brand new Hampton Inn and Suites a bit south of Franklin, TN. Had BBQ for dinner at a place called Moe’s that was delicious. Headed out next morning and made it to Grayton Beach around 2:30PM with no troubles. The door lock wasn’t working… but we were early so went down to the beach and were able to get in around 3:00PM. Claire, Corey and Grace flew in to Destin, rented a car and arrived around 5:00ish. We stayed at the same house we stayed in 2 years ago and it was perfect for the week… beach around the corner and a deck and screened in porch facing the sunset that was beautiful every night. Our days were pretty much the same very day: early bike ride with a stop for coffee, late breakfast, hit the beach around 10ish, come up for lunch, back to beach and then up for sunset cocktails and dinner. As it is COVID times we only wet out to dinner once to the Red Bar and went to Seaside once for appetizers and drinks. Other than that we stayed on the beach.

We stopped at Party Source in Kentucky on the way. The biggest liquor store in the world is a site to behold…. stocked up big time too.
Entering the Beer Cave on first night’s stop in Tennesee
Had BBQ at a place called Moe’s
BBQ happiness
there was live music going on in our hotel – got to get it any way you can these days
the beach was beautiful as always
We were unsure what this time of year would be like… but we lucked out and had perfect weather all week
The post sunset sky was beautiful from the deck of our house
Seaside kitty
Sandcastles were primo all week
assuming the position
it was nice to have the beach practically to ourselves
beach god
oysters with a view
royal reds

cocktails at Seaside
frozen mojitos
back in time for the nightime sky
Sophia and Jack were doing remote schooling the whole week
stopped for a hike on one of our bike rides
the rebuild Red Bar looks just like the old one. We lucked out and got an outside table with no wait at all
post dinner selfie on Grayton Beach
early morning river
Amavida avocado toast. The pickled onions and everything bagel seasoning has become a standy in our house now.
beautiful light
Beach King
nobody on the beach this afternoon
heres to the year 2020

One thought on “Florida, 2020

  1. Love the photos of your family at Grayton Beach, guys. So glad you were able to get the whole family together for a week., so fortunate.. Uncle Tom and Aunt Evie

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