Thoughts on Thursday: Rosemary Beach Recap Part One

**Sorry I'm behind today friends, post is up now!**

Happy Almost Friday Friends!  Who's ready for the long weekend?  I know we are!  I am finally here with the first part of our Rosemary Beach vacation recap.

In the first week of May we traveled with my family to Rosemary Beach to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday.   My mom had mentioned for months that she wanted to go on a trip with the whole family, grand kids included, so when it came time to start deciding on destinations I knew that I wanted to try to go to Rosemary Beach.  I first discovered Rosemary beach via Darci at The Good Life and then when I saw Natasha's recaps the past few years I added it to our must visit list.  We are lucky that Southwest flies directly from Baltimore to Panama City for very reasonable rates and it's only a two hour flight so it isn't bad with toddlers.

We arrived around 11am on Wednesday and once we got our luggage and rental cars we headed to Rosemary Beach.  It's about a 20 minute drive from Panama City airport but a very easy drive.

Since it was about lunch time when we arrived and our house wasn't ready yet we went straight to Main st to find some food.  We ended up at Summer Kitchen cafe and it was so good!

I shared a dip platter with Matthew because he loves hummus and guacamole right now and then had a delicious side kale salad.  

The Pearl Hotel is right across from Summer Kitchen Cafe.  I love the black and white stripes.

Our house was ready shortly after we finished up lunch so we headed over there to get settled in and get to the beach.   The house we stayed in was a few blocks back from the beach and it's name was Tennessee Lagniappe.  We didn't end up booking our trip until this past January when everyone could finalize dates so there weren't a ton of options left but this worked out great for us.  My parents stayed in the attached carriage house which was nice for them to be near us but to have a bit of privacy and be away from our loud kids if needed ;)  We booked our trip through 30AEscapes and had a wonderful experience with them if anyone is looking!

Loved the dining room chandelier!

I also loved this tv stand which is really a hutch with a wine rack inside and storage for dishes.  

This is the room where Kyle and I stayed and I loved the furniture in here!  We're thinking of getting these bedside tables for our room but we're not sure if they'll be too small or not.

 Our first beach day was beautiful.  The weather was around 80 with no humidity!


Since it was a long day of travel and beaching we decided to just stay inside and cook on Wednesday night.  

On Thursday Kyle and I took the kids out in the morning for a bike ride to explore the area.   Our house came with four free bike rentals and we rented on a bike trailer so we could take the kids out. We rode down to Alys beach and road all around Rosemary.  The kids loved it and we loved getting to explore easily.

We then spent the day by the beach and pool.  The boys were so good about playing with each other and they both loved the water even though it was freezing!

That night we headed out to dinner.  We had planned to go to Cowgirl Kitchen but the wait was 45 mintues at 5:30pm so we went to Edward's instead.   Edward's was so good and was such a pleasant surprise since it wasn't on our list of places to eat.  We sat outside and they had live music which the kids loved.

A few of you asked about my romper on Instagram.  It's from J.Crew Factory last year but this one and this one they have look similar.  My white and platinum Jack Rogers are available for under $100 on the Nordstrom half yearly sale! 

In order to keep this short I'm going to finish up the next two days in another post.  So stay tuned next week!

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  1. Look at those sweet boys; they are growing up! What a fabulous beach house and that water is gorgeous.

  2. We love Rosemary Beach!! Looks like you all had so much fun!!

  3. Looks like you guys had a great time! I need to see how much flights are from here to Panama City, the 5-6 hour drive with kids sounds daunting lol. Love the house you stayed in, it's decorated impeccably!

  4. Rosemary beach sounds like THE place to go now! I'll have to look into it for future vacations. I may be emailing you for info on your house!!!

  5. I love your recap! This is on my list of places we could go with kids and this totally helped!

  6. How funny! I follow your blog and work for 30a Escapes! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with your family! Love your blog!

  7. Looks like a great vacation! I love that photo of the cobblestone street!


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