FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA
It's been a while since the two of us took a real vacation. We didn't do much exploring, we took this vacation to do nothing and spend time together.
The first part of the trip was spent with my in-laws at the Grove Park Inn lounging at the spa, getting massages, soaking in hot tubs, and eating delicious food. It was so decadent, beautiful and extremely relaxing. One of the most interesting parts of the stay was the contrast pool in the spa. It had a very hot pool that you rest in for about 10- 15 minutes, then you jump into an ice-cold pool for as long as you can stand (I lasted 30 seconds), then you get back into the hot pool. It leaves your entire body all tingly. The benefits of cold/hot therapy help promote circulation, muscle recovery and mood stimulation. Oh yea, while we were there a small fire occurred in the fireplace. I don't think it was major, but the entire place had to be evacuated for about an hour.
The second half of our vacation was at the Best Western in Fort Walton, Florida. We weren't sure what to expect because we've never been down there before and Best Westerns can sometimes be a hit or miss. But we relied on all of the positive reviews of the hotel and booked it through Hotels.com.When we arrived were happy to see that we chose right. The hotel was very clean, super friendly, accommodating and was directly on the beach (ps: there was a tiki bar there that delivered to you beach side). We could walk to several restaurants, surf shops and everything else was a quick drive. It was exactly what we were looking for.
We read a bunch, I came up with my outline and chapters for my memoir, Nick wrote 3 songs, we watched several episodes on HGTV, daydreamed, nursed our sunburns and came home refreshed. It was so nice spending that time together doing nothing.
If you have any questions about our stay, feel free to comment below. Any ideas on where we should go next? How about you, any plans to get away on vacation soon?