Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A weekend in Orange Beach, AL

I had the perfect costume all planned out for this year's Halloween. I was going to be Hurricane Jessie. I even made a blue and gray tutu for the costume. But when my friend James had one of the worst weeks anyone could have and he wanted to get out of town, and didnt really want to be around too many people, and asked me to go with him, I decided that Hurricane Jessie would have to wait to strike land until 2010.

Saturday after lunch, we gassed up my car, threw our toothbrushes and a change of clothes in bags, and headed East for Orange Beach. One of his clients has a condo there, and was generous enough to let us stay there for a few days. It is located on the bay, and our balcony had a beautiful view of the wetlands and the water.

While it was early, we headed to the FloraBama. That place is amazing. We listened to some music, and watched the band for a while.

We started to get a bit hungry. The FloraBama is equiped with a bear claw game(the ones usually full of stuffed animals) that was full of lobsters. It was $2 a shot, and they would cook it if you caught it. As tempting as that was, we decided that was not the day for a lobster to die at our hands so we went to Tacky Jacks and got a Burger and fries.

The sunset was beautiful that night over the bay. We headed back to the condo, and crashed out. We were both exhausted.

Sunday morning we woke up and headed to Hazel's in Gulf Shores for breakfast. OMG that place is amazing! It is an all you can eat breakfast buffet. I dont usually go in for buffets, but this one was beautiful. I got an omelet with mushrooms, jalapenos, and tomatoes. James picked and chose from the beautiful selection of grits, various porks, veggies, gravies, fruits and cheeses.

After we completely gorged our selves, we headed to Ft. Morgan to stretch our legs. It is such a neat and huge place.
That is the entrance to the man part of the fort. Although it is a bit of a drive down to the end of the peninsula It is completely worth it.

We spent the rest of the afternoon driving around and looking at all of the cute beach houses. James showed me a house he worked on right after the storm. We made our way back to Gulf Shores and found the Hangout, a cute beach restaurant on the beach. We watched the race, and had a few drinks. I got a cute little octapus wallet from their gift shop, and James got a pirate sticker for his new laptop.

We headed back to Tacky Jacks for dinner, because it was close to our condo. I got the blackened chicken sandwich and he got wings. Both were delicious.

This weekend was what both of us needed, a recharge. We returned to Mississippi early Monday feeling charged up and ready to go. It was a perfect weekend.

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