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Our Week In Jax

This post could have also been titled "Way too many pictures of our dog on the beach". If you're new around here, we are pretty obsessed with our pup.

Moving on...

Parker was gone the last few weeks for Navy training in Jacksonville, Florida. Missing your better half is never fun, but we knew it was coming and planned to take it for what it was and see each other on the flip side.

Somehow, about halfway through the separation, we decided it would be fun for me to visit for a few days. He was busy every day during the day but typically had evenings somewhat free. I'd never been to Jacksonville, and since I can work from the hotel, Jenny and I decided to drive down on a whim! Why not?!

I am so glad we did! Aside from two long nine hour drives by myself (Jenny's cute, but she's not much of a conversationalist), it was the most perfect week! We both worked during the day and did date night in the evenings exploring a new city.

Here's our week together, according to my iPhone:

Two girls so over being in the car and ready to see their favorite guy! (We were stopped for food when I snapped the pic- no selfies and driving here.) :)


The hotel was right on the beach, so daily family walks along the water became our jam. As much as Parker and I loved it, Jenny loved it 10 times more. That pup is obsessed with the sand and ocean!



Our evenings consisted of eating, walking around Jacksonville's town center, and maybe catching a movie. So simple and relaxing. I'd love to say that we ate healthy while we were out, but that was definitely not the case. One should enjoy vacation, am I right?! We ate local the whole time except for a quick stop at Zaxby's. Our movie was starting soon and we'd never been to Zaxby's, so it was the perfect night to give it a shot!

Side note: I mentioned we caught a couple of movies. Jacksonville's AMC Regency movie theater is the bomb.com. The seats were oversized, leather, and fully reclined. Jacksonville locals are so lucky! We saw 10 Cloverfield Lane earlier in the week and picked a movie at random on our last night (Hello, My Name Is Doris) just so we could go back to that theater. Heaven!



Parker was still in Jax for work, so it was a lot of Jenny and I doing our own thing. I knew this going in and was perfectly content hanging out with my best girl on the beach while Parker fulfilled his obligations. 


Overall, the week was a gift that we weren't expecting to get. These next few weeks are precious, and it feels like we just got a bonus week at the beach. Separation stinks and Navy life can be tough, but when you get the opportunity to spend time together, you take it. Don't overthink it. Don't worry about the travel or planning or any of it. Just go. It's worth it every time.









13 comments :

Jenn @ Lost in the Right Direction said...

Looks like a great weekend! And it's so true, even a short amount of time is better than no time at all :)

Rachel said...

Love that you got to spend a weekend together! And Jenny is definitely meant to live on the beach.

Kate Mitchell said...

This looks like a great trip! That's awesome that you can work from the hotel so you could go down and visit. Am I correct in understanding that Parker is deploying soonish?

Emily said...

I am a Jacksonville native, so fun! The Regency Mall can be a dangerous area, glad you loved it!

Jen said...

So glad you were able to be there together! My sister lives 4 hours from there and goes there all the time for work.

Bailey Kay said...

Why aren't Army posts on the beach?!?!? Haha! Looks like you had a great time!!! (I ended up driving 1,000 miles last week for all the back-and-forth for Andy's surgery. I told him next time I drive that much we better be going to a beach!!!)

Traci@TheHallway said...

UMMMMMMM OMG!! Totally wish you would have shot me an email!!! We would have LOVED to have finally got to meet you! I am born and raised from Jax and this is where we are now! bummer! But glad you enjoyed some relaxing down time! xoxo

Nicole B. said...

Thinking of you!! xoxo

Janelle Cook said...

What a perfect week! I'm so glad you decided to go. I bet the memories from that week will help fuel you through the deployment for sure!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

How long was he gone for? That's a long drive, but totally worth it. It looks like all three of you had a great time!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Lisa C said...

It's great that y'all were able to spend time together. And I am sosososososo jealous of your Zaxby's right now, haha.

Eduardo Lopes said...

Hi Chelsea

I'm wrinting from Brazil and I saw your blog by chance, I found it to chance.
but soon... your photo with your dog caught my attention!

I have one photo very similar... with my dog into the car, maybe the same model of car (Honda) and my dog also similar your dog...
I liked, here you can see the pictures of may dog also. I have another into the car that is so similar with your photo (i could share with your, if you want)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AL6wlucLaJs/VXMMD1I5usI/AAAAAAAAWlY/KHvlmfxZA5Y/s1600/190920121249.jpg

http://elopesdu.blogspot.com.br/

Best regards
A friend that also like dogs

Eduardo Lopes said...

Hi Chelsea

I'm wrinting from Brazil and I saw your blog by chance, I found it to chance.
but soon... your photo with your dog caught my attention!

I have one photo very similar... with my dog into the car, maybe the same model of car (Honda) and my dog also similar your dog...
I liked, here you can see the pictures of may dog also. I have another into the car that is so similar with your photo (i could share with your, if you want)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AL6wlucLaJs/VXMMD1I5usI/AAAAAAAAWlY/KHvlmfxZA5Y/s1600/190920121249.jpg

http://elopesdu.blogspot.com.br/

Best regards
A friend that also like dogs
Eduardo

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