Up, Up, Up In the Air!

by agirlandhermutt on September 7, 2011




We went parasailing! My Dad turned 60 so we risked his life by throwing him up in the air about 800ft. My Mom is a smart cookie and lets us do this dummy move on our own. No, no…I kid. We had a GREAT time!

Especially when we were dragged through the water for a few minutes. I *might* have swallowed about 1/3 of the Gulf of Mexico.

The boat ride was a little rough so by the time it was time to get loaded up to go sailing I was feeling a little sick. It may look nice and calm but those boat captains were kicking up some serious waves!

Once you are up in the air it is so smooth and it was great to look around the area. Totally a fun time! Oh, and yes I’m aware that my legs glow from being so white. You can just call me Edward Cullen. Winking smile


After parasailing we went to the traditional lunch spot, The Back Porch. I absolutely love this place. It is right on the beach and the food is perfect for that atmosphere.

We started with some oysters and smoked tuna dip. That tuna dip is what sweet dreams are made of.

I branched out from my usual shrimp po’ boy and got a blacked amberjack sandwich. SUCH A GOOD CHOICE! The Scientist let me nibble a shrimp off his po’ boy though. So nice.

It was a little overcast the whole day but it actually made for a great beach visit. It wasn’t too hot and we were able to really enjoy the view.


The rest of the weekend was dedicated to spending quality time with my parents and relaxing. We went to see Captain America (pretty good!) and ate some great food.

My Dad also busted out his magical bartending skills.

Don’t worry. I’ll be sharing some drink recipes soon. These are too good to NOT to let everyone in on!

We also loved on my parents pups, Butch & Spike. These little mutt, or “my brothes” as my Mom refers to them, are pretty smart and full of personality. If they want you to pay attention to them, you WILL pay attention.

I’m so glad I was able to be there to celebrate with my Dad and Mom. Just a few more months until we are reunited again for our next adventure!


How did you spend your Labor Day? Do you wear white shoes after Labor Day!?

Have a great Wednesday!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! September 7, 2011 at 9:23 am


Looks like you've been having an amazing time!


agirlandhermutt September 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I totally thought of you as I was posting the puppies! Adorbs.


Christine @ Merf In Progress September 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

Parasailing looks so fun! My husband did it last year when we were in Mexico. I was pregnant so had to pass. Next time it’s my turn!


agirlandhermutt September 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

You have to go! So much fun!


Aimee September 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Looks like so much fun!! 🙂


agirlandhermutt September 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Soooo fun! A little scary, but mostly fun!


Dilek&Alba September 8, 2011 at 3:03 am

Happy Birthday to your dad!! I have always wanted to parasailing, that looks soooo much fun. But my friends won’t even go on the little bungee jump rides at fairs. 😀


Tiffany September 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Ok so I’ve always thought your dad was cool from the posts I’ve read but this just solidifies it! Glad to hear it was a fun trip and that you got to get some quality time in with the parental units and your brothers (my mom refers to Mickey as my brother and also Lincolns, which confuses me even more)


Noelle Reese September 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I am almost jealous of all the fun things you do! That looks like such a blast!


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