The Beau Rivage is such a FABULOUS resort AND casino! We played the slots and had tons of fun with a few rounds of Black Jack. It's always nice when you're not playing to win, because we sure as heck didn't. Ha! But, it was such a great night and SO much fun I can't even describe. Did I mention that I felt like a princess? Right down to the shoes.
My dress was sparkly and the shoes were, too. Funny think about those shoes. We had just driven north about an hour to drop the kids and doggie off with some
I was trying hard to catch my breath and not actually die in the car from shock because I was pretty f-ing positive I forgot my shoes. The shoes that I had to go to three different department stores to find because OF COURSE the department store that sold me the dress didn't have ANYTHING that matched the dress. The dress that was charcoal gray and was just the right size and just the right amount of glittery and swingy and that I loved and wasn't taking back. Oh, yeah. We were already an hour and a half into our drive by that time and was I really, REALLY prepared to go back? WHO does this happen to? Me, that's who. I think the world imploded and time slowed down in these few seconds while the realization hit home.
On the road again, we continued south...
I just love driving along this part of our coast. There are so many little barrier islands like this, with their adorable little pastel houses, and long bridges over the water, and miles of beautiful undisturbed beaches.
We went all the way to the end of the island, as far as we could go, when we found a bird sanctuary. So, naturally, we had to go exploring...
So, after that, we took the ferry off the island to Orange Beach, Al. I've never been on a ferry before, that was interesting. Sitting in the car that's not moving, but looking out over the edge of the boat and knowing that you are moving. If I was weak of stomach this might actually make me sick, but it was just an unusual feeling.
We got out and walked around; there was only one other car on the ferry. They had a doggie with them and that made us a bit homesick for our little scruffums (read: dog, large) as well as the kids.
Once we came off the boat, we went and had lunch at one of those little seafood restaurants that dot the beaches. The food was excellent and the company was even better. We drove on for a bit, but we were kind of worn out from all the activity and new places and just stuff, that we decided to make it to Pensacola Beach and just chill for the night. Which we did.
We watched movies and talked and slept. Woke up the next day and headed home to get the kids and doggie. What a fun trip.