Fortunately, the rest of the day went a little more as planned. We had dinner at a delicious Mexican restaurant followed by drinks at a nearby karaoke bar. Before all of that, I was able to sneak out and take a few snapshots of the beach. I'm still learning how to use my new DSLR - so many options and controls - but every photo is an opportunity for me to learn more! I'm currently reading a lot of tutorials online (I have a Canon Rebel T3i), so I'd be happy to hear about any helpful sites you guys may know of! Here's a great set of tutorials if you're interested.
Here's what my view looked like for the weekend:
Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Let me know your favorite part in the comments!