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Friday, January 14, 2011

Funday Monday At The Beach

Well, after a lazy Sunday we were up bright and early and ready for a trip to Gulf Shores with "Pa" and Ms Judy to attend the monthly Gulf Posse (Escapees Chapter 26) meeting and luncheon at the Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores.

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After a short business session we feasted on a great lunch of fried flounder, crab cakes, shrimp scampi, cole slaw, hush puppies and fries. Oh, I forgot about the fried oysters---Don actually wanted to order fried oysters with two sides of fried oysters and fried oysters for dessert but we convinced him there was more fish in the ocean than oysters and he should try something different. Food here is really great!!!!!

After lunch we headed for the beach. Unfortunately the north wind was blowing hard and the waves were crashing so we didn't spend much time on the beach, nevertheless, it was very pretty and we had a great time.

Driving around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach we discovered not only were the houses built on stilts but the businesses, hotels and condominiums as well.
The sand dunes were lovely---it amazes me that such tall grass grows with all that sand blowing around.
Did I mention I like the sand dunes?
and palm trees?




These "gulls" had just flown in and were waiting for lunch. Too late "gulls" Don ate up all the oysters.


Heavy equipment sifting sand by the seashore looking for tarballs.


Wherever we are ---We take the Star

Even in cloudy, overcast, cold and windy conditions a good time is always had at the beach.
One of the places we passed was a restaurant called Lulu's owned by Lucy, the sister of Jimmy Buffet---it sits right next to the intercostal waterway and looked like an interesting place. We will put that on our "bucket list" of places to visit.

All too soon our "Free Guided Tour" was over and we were back at "The Plantation" ready to hunker down for the colder weather that is to come in the next couple days. Thanks Darrell and Judy for another day of fun!!!

From the Plantation --"That's it for today!"

Note from Don: Thanks for a wonderful tour D & J. You certainly have a knack for finding great restaurants. I can safely say I am eating my way through Alabama.

5 comments:

Malone said...

Guess I am eventually going to have to check out Gulf Shores, Alabama. The beach looks great

Gail Durham said...

Yum, fried oysters. Looks like you all had a great time.

John and Ellen said...

Excellent post. I am with Don, those Oysters sure sound good!

John
relaxedrush.blogspot.com

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Don, don't eat up all the oysters!
I need some here on the TX Gulf Coast, too.

Jenny, you are finally getting to go to places in an RV. I know how many years you have wanted to do that.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX
www.pennys-tuppence.blogspot.com

pidge said...

Gulf Shores sound great. I think I already have it on our bucket list, but will check to make sure. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures.