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Hush Puppy Me

Much like the rest of the summer, Saturday was a cloudy day. My parents said it’s rained almost every day at the beach just like it has in Charlotte. I hung out on the balcony in the morning then went to the farmers market with my parents to get some tomatoes. We swung by Starbucks for a smoothie and the donut shop for a cake donut on the way!

I came home and went for a walk with my dad and their golden Sam before hitting the gym for a quick workout. I did four rounds of the following…

20 Sit Ups
15 Dumbbell Thrusters (20#)
10 Burpees
400 Meter Run

I was crazy sweaty afterwards.

The weather finally cleared up enough to hit the beach but it was overcast.

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It wasn’t great weather for getting sun but it was perfect for napping and reading. We made it about two and a half hours before it started to drizzle. I came in and worked on a big personal project for a little while before getting ready for dinner.

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We went into Destin for dinner at theย Louisiana Lagniappe. For the total story on my history with this restaurant read this post but to sum it up, I’ve been eating here for probably 20 years! (Wow, that just made me feel old!)

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Hush puppy perfection. I swear, the best thing about eating out at the beach isn’t fresh seafood but rather hush puppies!

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Hush puppy me! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I ordered the Bayou Grouper for dinner which is pan sauteed fresh gulf grouper topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and jumboย shrimp and finished with meuniere sauce. All of the entrees are served with their house twice baked potato. This fish was AMAZING and I ate every bite!

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I’m heading home later today but I’m so happy that I was able to make a quick getaway to visit my parents in a place I love so much! My heart needed this badly!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

{ 21 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Courtney July 28, 2013, 10:52 am

    LOVE Destin! That’s where we go every year too ๐Ÿ™‚ We didn’t get to go this year though and I’m so bummed about it! Have a safe trip home!

    • 2
      Jen July 30, 2013, 3:26 pm

      we went every year growing up for 2 weeks and it’s SO FUN that my parents live there now! love going to visit.

  • 3
    She Rocks Fitness July 28, 2013, 11:28 am

    Again, I am so glad that you were able to get away and spend time with your family…it’s the best remedy for everything! Safe travels back home! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 4
    Nay July 28, 2013, 11:38 am

    Isn’t Destin the BEST? Don’t tell anyone about it though, it’s our southern secret!

    • 5
      Jen July 30, 2013, 3:27 pm

      yes! been coming here since i was a child and love it! most beautiful beaches in the south!

  • 6
    hillary | nutrition nut on the run July 28, 2013, 11:39 am

    i love your outfit. where is your pretty blouse from?

    • 7
      Angie July 28, 2013, 11:43 am

      Yes! Love your top! What brand and where did u get it? You look sooo pretty!

      • 8
        Jen July 30, 2013, 3:27 pm

        nordstrom rack…where 95% of my “fun clothes” are from! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 9
    Liz July 28, 2013, 12:08 pm

    I am visiting my parents in Clearwater Beach Florida.
    Love it ! My home away from home !
    Nice treat from Chicago .

    • 10
      Jen July 30, 2013, 3:28 pm

      hope you had a wonderful visit and beach trip!

  • 11
    Emily July 28, 2013, 4:43 pm

    Your weekend away seemed like the perfect mix of fun and relaxing! I’m glad you got to spend time with your parents in a place you love.

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    Kristina @Run and Assimilate July 28, 2013, 5:18 pm

    I love Destin! And that food looks amazing, hush puppies are a weakness of mine.

  • 13
    Healthy in Cville July 28, 2013, 5:31 pm

    Give me a hush puppy over a french fry any day!

  • 15
    Alicia July 29, 2013, 8:21 am

    My heart is the same way – sometimes I just NEEEED time with my parents in the worst way.

    I’ve never had a hush puppy so maybe its something I will have to consider in the future. Even your blog commenters seem to love them enough to convince me! Haha

    • 16
      Jen July 30, 2013, 3:29 pm

      omg, you MUST try!

  • 17
    Jo @ Living Mint Green July 29, 2013, 8:22 am

    I just googled hush puppies – HAHAHA. I’m Canadian, and we basically only have caribou and ice to eat.
    Looks like a great, relaxing weekend, even with the rain.

    • 18
      Jen July 30, 2013, 3:30 pm

      this made me smile. i absolutely love all of the food cultural/regional differences. so cool!

  • 19
    Corrie Anne July 29, 2013, 9:54 am

    Yay hush puppies! Looks like a beautiful weekend!

  • 20
    Heather @ girlyeverafter July 29, 2013, 3:06 pm

    I never feel complete if I go to a beach vacay and have seafood out and they don’t have hushpuppies. They are just so good;)

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen July 31, 2013, 7:55 am

    I completed the workout listed in this post and you were right….SWEATY by the end ๐Ÿ™‚ SO good and simple!! I loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

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