Observations From The Beach

Morning Coffee 115: June 24th, 2024

Good Morning. Currently drinking a Red Bull Infusion (Blue Coconut Blast) from PJs Coffee while Rose takes a nap in the backseat. A quick car ride always does the trick. While she’s sleeping, I’m hoping to write this week’s newsletter. As always, I hope this letter finds you well.

Table of Contents

  1. Intro
  2. The Plans
  3. The Food
  4. The Watch
  5. Previously
  6. Outro

The Plans

A five-hour drive to Destin. A five-day vacation. Two days on the beach. Double red flags for most of the week, meaning the water was closed to the public. A day at the Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, where I spent most of my time there floating around the Lazy River. A professional family photoshoot on the beach. A condo swimming pool. Running a few miles through the town. A dolphin show at the Gulfarium. A five-hour drive back home.

The Food

Have fun during the day, and then have nice meals at night, seemed to be the theme for most our week. Snow Crabs at Brutula’s, Shrimp & Grits at Fudpucker’s, Baja Steak Tacos at Borrito del Sol, and my favorite during the trip, Spicy Chicken Udon Noodle Bowl at Yuga’s Sushi & Sake House. On the way home, I stopped by the smallest coffee shop ever called Alaska Bean Coffee and tried their Iced Grizzly Latte. It was around this time, after reflecting on all the meals we tried throughout our vacation, that I started wondering if I should just pivot my writing career and become a food reviewer.

The Watch

Even though we were on vacation, I was able to squeeze in a few live events around our plans.

There were three of them:


  • June’s Writing: Last week, I wrote about how to pack for a vacation. On June 10th, I wrote about how to make your iPhone screen dimmer. On June 3rd, I wrote about a new Reeder app.

  • May’s Writing: On May 27th, I wrote about how I packed for a weekend vacation. On May 20th, I wrote about my new Gameboy. May 13th was a big recap of Kendrick v Drake. And on May 5th, I showed off the arcade machine we built.

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