Monday, September 11, 2006
Destin's Crab Island and Mr. & Mrs. Allicadem
Something I failed to mention (mainly because I'm pathetic) while I was down in Alabama attending SOS, I was invited by blogger Allicadem and her husband, the very cool Mr. Allicadem, to kick back down in Destin Florida.
Yes, that's Destin... The Beach!
I can't begin to describe how much fun it was heading out on a boat from Eglin AFB to Crab Island, a little spot next to Destin where a group of fellow Air Force boaters were anchored. I couldn't have asked for a better time that day thanks to Allicadem.
Little did I know that both Mr. and Mrs. Allicadem are exceptional cooks and wine aficionados. Before we left for the beach that day they prepared an excellent home made lunch that put every southwest dish I've ever had to shame. They should seriously consider opening up their own restaurant.
The following Sunday I had just enough time to jump on an inner tube and float down Black Water river, something I didn't think was possible in Florida. After a few hours of fun I had to head back north to Montgomery to prepare for yet another crazy week of tests and BS.
I owe a lot of my success at SOS to these wonderful people who took me in, fed me, threw me out on a beach to soak up some much needed sun, and really just allowed me to recharge. More importantly they were very inspiring as a couple. It's always refreshing and reassuring to see a marriage that strong.
I can't thank them enough for everything, but I certainly hope to see them both again. My door is always open if you two ever head up north.
posted by El Capitan at 11:29 AM