Saturday, August 21, 2010
Road Trip Week: Part 2
After visiting friends and family in Athens, it was time for Dustin and I to once again hit the road, but this time for Florida. We met up with Dustin's Aunt Carla at Little Barn Restaurant in downtown Lawrenceville for breakfast. I must have driven by this place dozens of times while living in Georgia, but this was our first time stopping to eat there. It was very small and cute with HUGE fluffy biscuits! I hope we return here again sometime.
My wonderful husband drove the entire 6 hour drive to Pensacola!
We arrived there a few hours before the wedding rehearsal, so we stopped for a late lunch at Peg Leg Pete's. We tried a sampler platter of oysters that were to die for! We especially loved the Oysters Rockefeller and Southwestern oysters with little green peppers chopped up and baked inside. It felt so good to be back by the beach, and we sat outside on their patio and checked out all the license plates they have from all over the country!
Then we headed to the the church for Nate & Emily's wedding rehearsal, and then to a hall for the dinner. We had Macaroni Grill for dinner, which really brought Dustin and I back to our days working at the Mac Grill when we first met, over 6 YEARS AGO!!
After dinner we headed out to Flounder's, a restaurant/bar directly across the street from our hotel. It was a really neat spot! We saw a lot of marines out (surprisingly) but then we realized there is a military station in Pensacola. This restaurant had 2 huge outdoor bars, a live band, a beach volleyball court, and a super long pier. It was an awesome time! I made some new friends, Dustin caught up with some old friends, and we tried the restaurant's specialty drink: Diesel Fuel. I tried a tropical and blue one, Dustin stuck with the original, which was basically a Long Island in a huge Mason jar. All I can say is, whew, what a night!
The next day was the wedding! They had a beautiful church ceremony, and we had a lot of fun dancing and chatting with friends at the reception. I thought it was pretty neat they had a Southern Grits Bar along with their cocktail hour, where everybody could mix in different toppings into grits in a martini glass. Yummy and clever!
After that night we were super tired, so we basically fell asleep at the hotel right away, in hopes we could hit the road early the next morning to head back to Georgia!