So....when it came time to plan a babymoon I kept telling Eric I wanted to go back to Sun Palace. Eric said he felt like it wasn't a good idea to leave the country with me being pregnant with twins....especially to Mexico. So I begrudgingly agreed and we settled on Destin, Florida. Not exactly Sun Palace but it was the beach after all.
I looked for condos for several weeks. Most people know that I am a beach snob....what this means to me is if I am going to the beach then I want my room to be a beachfront room. I want to sit on my balcony in the mornings and drink my coffee and hear the waves. So it takes me a while to find the perfect place! We got there on Saturday and our room did not really look too much like the pictures! It was VERY small and the bedroom was in the kitchen which was in the living room. Not a big deal....we were only going to be in there to sleep, right?
Sunday was our first day out on the beach. The condo furnished beach chairs and an umbrella. So
Sunday night about midnight I woke up because Eric had turned all the lights on and was not in the bed. I asked if he was ok and he replied "No, we have water coming through the closet." The closet in the hallway held the washer and dryer. When I got up there was water literally pouring through the ceiling into our room. It looked like a waterfall. Eric called the emergency maintenance number and they sent someone immediately. The people above us were doing laundry and a hose had broken on the washing machine and that was the cause of the water. We were on the 6th floor and we learned later that it leaked all the way to the 1st floor. They told us they were going to move us to another condo for the night....so we pack up all our stuff and go down to the 5th floor. In the midst of all this Eric looks at me and says "this would have never happened at Sun Palace....I should have listened to you and we should have gone there." I just nodded and smiled!
We got back to our room on Monday morning and everything was fixed. Monday night bedtime comes and about 3 AM I sat straight up in the bed because the loudest noise started coming from the refrigerator. It sounded like a jackhammer. Eric got it fixed. There were a few other nights that it sounded like popcorn was popping in the ceiling! All we could do was laugh!
All in all it was a great vacation......and our last one alone for a while. Maybe we will see Sun Palace again in 2015 for our ten year anniversary. Any volunteers to keep the babies????
Here are a few pictures!
|At Baytowne Wharf|
|At the Crab Trap|
|Our condo in Sandestin|
|The view from our room|