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Visit The Gulf Coast: Part 2

May 27, 2016

I was offered the opportunity to visit The Gulf Coast to conduct this review. All opinions are my own. 

We are back with the second part of our trip to The Gulf Coast. If you missed part one make sure you check it out here.

The second full day in the gulf coast consisted of ….can you guess? Yep, another boat ride…I mean I can get use to this. This time, we were with Break A Way Charters. This boat wasn’t a slow moving boat either…you will move. We saw an eagle…first time I have ever been that close to one.

Next, we went horseback riding. My kids and husband have never been on a horse but I have, a long long long time ago. I forgot about how it felt on my lady parts……yeah it wasn’t good.

  • You think going down the beach is romantic and it is on horseback…if you have a fine husband (like myself) you can look back and pretend he is coming to sweep you on his horse and whisk you away
  • I am too big for a horse it took two people to get me on it….yes this means I need to lose some weight
  • My kids were pros….as they should be
  • It was a great way to see the beach but don’t do it alone if you aren’t familiar with a horse. I was happy we had a guide there because I was afraid that horse would take me for a long ride if I made one wrong move.

Big thanks to Broke-A Toe…yes that’s their name. You will not break your toe trust me.

After the horse ride, I decided to put my feet in the marsh. I grew up around marshland and it was a favorite past time of mine.

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Now it’s time to eat. We had been eating so much seafood (which I love btw) that it was time to change the food up and eat some ole fashion ribs. For lunch, we had the Sand Bucket Smokehouse.

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The food was great. That cole slaw….make sure whatever you do get the cole slaw. Best cole slaw I have had in a while.

Next, we took some time to just enjoy the beach, get some ice cream and get a t-shirt made. The t-shirts came from the Cape Trading Post. I will showcase the final t-shirts in our newsletter so make sure you stay tuned to that for more inside details on our trip which will come out on June 1st (sign up is to the right)

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Time to walk off that ice cream and the ribs for lunch. Did I mention that I had just started my diet before I went on this trip….*sigh* I got to exercise though and go on my first bike ride in over 15 years. Bikes were provided by Happy Ours Kayak and Bike Outpost

If you don’t like bike riding you are free to go kayaking….I can’t swim so I didn’t know about that what if I flipped over….geez but hey live in the moment and always do something you have never done before.

Okay, it’s time to wind down for Friday. The perfect way to do that is to go on a sunset cruise with White Wale Charters

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Perfect ending to a beautiful day. The cruise is a must if you go to St. Port Joe don’t leave without enjoying one. It’s peaceful and you get to reflect on life which is what I think the hubs is doing.

Okay, we have one more part to our visit The Gulf Coast series so make sure you stay tuned for our last part you won’t want to miss it.

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    Nellie
    May 29, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I haven’t been on a horse since I was a kid. Beautiful photos. I need to visit!

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    Robin Masshole Mommy
    May 31, 2016 at 9:32 am

    We are going to Key West in November – that’s the gulf coast area, right? I have never been so I am wicked excited.

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    Amanda @ Adorkablii
    May 31, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    It looks like you all enjoyed your trip! I am not a huge fan of water but it looks like it was relaxing for sure. I think the water is beautiful but I’m not a fan of the boat rocking. lol I love the shirts that you shared. I think they are always so cool!

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    Mimi Green
    May 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I’m all in my feels right now. I’ve never been on a horse and I totally think it would be all romantical and stuff.

    I love my BBQ with slaw.

    I’ve never really on a boat. 😫

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    Inspiring Kitchen
    May 31, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful time. I’ve never been to Florida, but I would love to go someday with my family.

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    Jeanette
    May 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    We have been to the Gulf coast a few times, but just to a timeshare! I really need to discover what there is to do around there! This looks like a lot of fun.

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    Sarah
    May 31, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    This really looks like an amazing time, I love that you shared all of the adorable photos with us. Sounds like a great place to visit this Summer!

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    Brandy
    May 31, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    This really looks like a relaxing place to visit, it looks like everyone had a blast! I wonder if you will share more on this trip? I can’t wait to see more photos 😉

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    Liz Mays
    May 31, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    What an awesome time. I’d love to take a trip to the Gulf Coast sometime. That cruise sounds fun!

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    Bella
    May 31, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    What a great family vacation! There are very few things more relaxing than horseback riding along the beach. Stunning photos!

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    CourtneyLynne
    June 1, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Wow looks like y’all had one fabulous time!!!! I would love to visit the Gulf Coast. I know my family would have a blast.

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    Bri
    June 1, 2016 at 5:43 am

    The scenery on the boat ride looks so picturesque. I would so enjoy going horseback riding.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    June 1, 2016 at 10:25 am

    It looks like you all had a fantastic time in the Gulf Coast. I would love to visit the area some day to go horseback riding on the beach. That can indeed be very romantic. There is a lot to do there which makes for a great vacation. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    Jenn
    June 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Looks and sounds like an amazing trip. Your photos are beautiful. I haven’t been on a horse since I was a teen. How fun.

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    Tori Gabriel
    June 1, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I loved horse riding on the beach. I got to do it in Barbados and it was such a free feeling (until the horse got spooked by a jellyfish and bolted. Then it was just scary).

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    June 1, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    That looks like so much fun! I would love to go horseback riding again, haven’t been since I was a kid.

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    LaShawn
    June 2, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I’m plotting a trip to the gulf coast this summer. Pookah keeps asking to go to the beach and I will make it happen!

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