Photo by Erin McCarty

This was one of those vacations that came up at the spur of the moment, and I needed it so bad. Haven't had a week off to relax in months.

My dear friend Becki Bass invited me to tag along on her vacation to Destin and we are having a blast. Day one we spent time at the beach and then went fishing. As all of the witnesses will testify, I was the only one to catch a fish. But the guys decided it was too small to keep, so they tossed it back before I could even get a picture! I promise it was a 50-pounder!

We are taking turns cooking and the food has been amazing, but now it's my turn to cook. Do they have Johnnies down here? Back to the beach today. No sharks yet, but the riptide is rough; double red flags out!