Sunday, September 22, 2019

Destin, Florida

We are just back from a weekend in beautiful Destin. Shot this pic from the balcony of our room at The Henderson Resort. The original hotel is the building you see out there on the beach. Our group (BOG) stayed in the newer and larger portion of the hotel. 

This resort is absolutely gorgeous...and the staff is A+...not always the case, even in five star digs.

I spent mornings on this balcony. It was a little slice of heaven. The weather was cool enough to require one of my Garnet Hill cashmere equivalent to a winter coat. They are a travel must for the car, in cold a.c. chilled rooms...and lovely early mornings by the sea. 

A cup of tea and my favorite magazine...perfection. My Peter Rabbit cup travels with me.

Last night, dinner was served on the green area you see...complete with sea breezes and twinkling lights.

Annie loves it when she can see the water from her bed!

And, when we can spend some time in the beautiful lobby or out on the deck.

It was a great weekend in a place we had never been before. We don't often visit the panhandle...this is only the second time. The beaches out there are gorgeous white sand as fine as sugar. The sands on these beaches sparkle because of the bits of quartz; part of the process that washed them down from the Appalachians via the Apalachicola River 20,000 years ago. We have this same white sand on our local beaches, but it's always nice to visit a new place and witness this natural beauty with fresh eyes. 

Nature preserves border the added plus.

 This is one of the loveliest, most relaxing and naturally beautiful spots we have had the good fortune to visit during our tenure on the BOG.

Feeling well rested and ready for autumn. Picked up some pumpkins today. Guess what Annie and I will be doing tomorrow to welcome a new season. 

Enjoy the day,


  1. the outlet for Garnet hill is just a little ways from me. I do not visit often but I have a couple of lovely wool coats from there.
    Looks like a lovely place to visit glad you got to rest.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Cathy. I would love to visit that outlet! I watch for sales at Garnet Hill. They are nice and send me special discounts once in a while. Have a great week!

  3. What a wonderful visit you had in Destin. Such beautiful scenery inside and out. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

    1. It is a wonderful beautiful! Thanks for visiting.

  4. Very beautiful indeed! Your Garnet Hill wrap looked cozy too! Janice

  5. What a beautiful place by the sea. It must be wonderful to walk in the white sand.
    I'm so glad you had such a relaxing stay there. Your cashmere wrap sound like a wise choice for travel.
    Annie is so lucky to have the experience of visiting such beautiful places with you.

    I hope the hurricane didn't do too much damage at your home. We got lucky here but some places had lots of power outages and trees down in Nova Scotia and PEI.

    Enjoy the cooler temperatures.
    Hugs, julia

  6. Hello, Julia...Annie loves traveling and seeing new places. We have had so many wonderful adventures and made so many memories! We were lucky that the hurricane had no impact on us...we still have over two months to go in hurricane season...fingers crossed. Always great to hear from you.
    Have a great week,

  7. Hi Robyn,
    It is always a joy to go along on your visits, via your blog!! What a gorgeous place and I am sure you enjoyed every minute!! Love your beautiful wrap and they are so nice for keeping your shoulders warm when it is chilly! We are finally done with the triple digits here in AZ and I am so looking forward to our fall and winter after the heat of summer! So happy you are feeling well and rested and can have fun with Annie while you play with pumpkins!!!!
    Take care and enjoy your week!!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  8. Hi Julie...It was a great few days in this gorgeous place. It's always fun to go to a completely new place and be smitten with it. Glad you are cooling's been a really hot one here as well.
    Have a great week,
    Robyn xox