This will be a picture-heavy post, mostly of the adorable beach cottage we stayed in. It was 500 square feet, but the perfect size for two people. I fell in love with the decor and their yard (wait til you see).
My Mom is friends with the couple that gifted us a weekend in this cottage for our anniversary, and when we were down in Florida back in August, they invited us to come up. We happily obliged.
This couldn’t come at a better time for me (although the paid vacation days would’ve been nice), and Seaside is just so charming.
The front as seen from the side gate.
The right side of the cottage.
Behind the cottage (I loved the little birdhouses!)
The outside shower in back (had hot water!).
Part of the living room area, and Oscar what he did a good portion of the trip. (love the red floors)
Obviously, this is the bedroom. This picture captures pretty much the whole size of it. Tiny, but inviting.
Half the kitchen and the living area.
The cute little kitchen.
We definitely ate well on this trip. We arrived Friday just before noon and had lunch at Barefoot Barbeque in Seaside. The “restaurant” is just a silver bullet trailer, with little tables outside. I ordered pulled pork sliders (HUGE, not sliders at all) and the best damn macaroni and cheese I’ve ever. had. It tasted like Velveeta was smothered all over it, but it wasn’t, because this barbeque place was organic/hippie-friendly. Seriously, see below, because Oscar ordered it too, along with his ginormous turkey leg.
Friday night we checked out Cafe Rendez-Vous and I ate a complete vegetarian meal. Not on purpose, I assure you, but I think I hit my meat quotient for the day at lunch. Saturday and Sunday were equally fattening, but I didn’t take photos of any of that, so you’ll just have to trust me.
Here’s one of the two of us to prove I was actually there.
Lastly, after having our anniversary brunch Sunday morning at the Red Bar, we went across the street to this artsy-fartsy store called Zoo Gallery, where I picked up this piece of art/big ‘ol piece of plywood depending on who you ask to commemorate our one year anniversary. I’m not sure what picture I’ll put in it, but I think it’ll hang at the base of our stairs. Mainly to remind Oscar that e.e cummings “makes no sense” and that he “could’ve made that.”
All in all, it’s been a magnificent first year. It’s gone by fast, and I know everyone says that, but it’s true. The first year is supposed to be the hardest, and we’ve managed to make it unscathed, so I say bring on the rest.
congrats to y’all! it’s so nice and refreshing to hear about happy married couples. 🙂