Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Where's Eldo?.. we found him!

Where are we today ?
        Another awesome sunny day here in Alabama, fresh air and a walkabout the resort, just lovin this weather for sure. Lots of nice cabins to rent, the large clubhouse, activities, pool, hot tub its all here if you want, even a restaurant open on the weekends.

        Now today we are going meet up with fellow bloggers and fulltime rver's at Lambert's  Cafe in  Foley Alabama about halfway between our sites. Now I have followed their blog for more than a year maybe two, can't quite remember how long (but thats just an age thing I think). Their blog is one I follow called "Where's Eldo?" and kind of caught my eye. So thought maybe would try and figure out if I could find Eldo. I started following them here and there a few places that sparked my interest Florida Keys, Maine, Michigan, Indiana then to the Gulf Shores of Alabama. A few weeks ago got an email from Sparky regarding one of my comments and just knew we had them pegged. So a few emails back and forth we figured we could get together and meet. 
        Kind of nice to actually meet people face to face that you have been reading about for a while and talk to in person. Sparky picked the place for lunch, perfect, a fun place to visit with lots of great food at reasonable prices. This is the home of the thrown throwed rolls (sorry Sparky), they have a unique practice here throwing hot rolls fresh from oven across the room to those who raise their hand. Now this makes for some fun interaction with the staff and the delicious rolls.
        I kinda screwed up the day yesterday, but finally got it straight. Today, friday 12:30pm we are going to meet. I made a note, sent Suzie an email, sent Sparky an email, now I should have it right. Have to get all cleaned up so an almost clean shirt and shorts and then one of my newer hats and vest just so that I would not blend it with the crowds of people here. Nope did not miss me, they blew the horn driving by the parking lot 'bout 1/4 mile away. Suzie does make me take my vest and hat off at night.....
thats me, Sparky and Eldo
trains in the lobby
follow the footprints to your table
interesting decorations
       We got seated, checked the menus, caught a few rolls and started with the first pass around here, deep fried ocra (I think it is).

here comes the throwed rolls
        Now we chatted and we chatted, time flew by, the rolls flew by, and the food kept coming. Such a fun couple and so nice to meet fellow bloggers and rver's. Almost like old friends, where did the time go, trying to eat and talk. We read about their lives and travels, but have never met, now I can connect real people to their blog.
Sparky and Eldo
        Now you order your meal for a reasonable price and keep asking for more if you need. But with the huge hot rolls, all the sides they keep bringing around and a monster drink that they will refill, you will not go hungry. Can even take a doggy bag home too (but not your second reorder).
huge drink and hot roll
        This young two were sitting behind our new friends and were in the game catching some hot rolls for their table, yep its a fun place. Even our waitress was fun, a fake pitcher of coke that she "spilled" on Sparky, sure got us all going. Then a fake mustard bottle she squirted at Suzie made for a few laughs.
        To add to your meal they have pass-arounds, fried potatoes and onions, macaroni and tomatoes, black eyed peas, fried ocra, that were constantly coming around the room with the friendly staff carrying hug bowls.
more rolls please
fried chicken, fries and baked beans for me
I asked for an extra piece and think I got 1/2 a chicken,
actually just a huge chicken breast
Catfish, baked potato and corn for Suzie
        Now after a couple hours chatting think we better to get a move on. Say goodbye to these new found friends and see y'all later down the road. I think they are heading out in the morning towards Florida . But can always find us bloggers, just check out the blog. We cab run but we can't hide.
        After here stopped at the Office Depot across the road , picked up some more ink cartridges for  our printer. Then to the UPS store up the road to have our Brake Buddy packed up and shipped to the factory in Kansas for some adjustments and repair.
love these colorful flowers, with Christmas decorations hanging overhead
        On the way home passed the Styx River Shooting center next to the resort, and being a Friday afternoon lotsa people here. We are not used to sitting in a campground listening to gunshots being fired in the distance.
        But its time for a nice Happy hour with our friends Emile and Monique, enjoying the rest of the mild weather until it got dark and time for them to make supper. Needless to say no supper for us tonight.
        Glad you could drop in for a visit, share our get-together and meeting another wonderful couple of fulltime rver's and fellow bloggers. You can check them out by clicking here 
        Hope your day was as awesome as ours!

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  1. Throwing rolls...???!! What a place. Should be fun to see.

  2. Sounds like you had a good day meeting up with Bloggers!

  3. Nice to have two of our favorite blogger couples come together, glad you had fun!

  4. The veggie is Okra. We love it here in Texas. We fry it with cornmeal.

  5. We had to visit Lambert's too. Isn't it someplace everyone has to go at least once ... or twice ... or more? Glad you found Eldo. He's been lost a long time.

    1. Yes Lamberts is a fun food place the experience. Took a while but we found him and Sparky too, what a super couple.

  6. Great blog, George! Thanks for mentioning us. We had fun chatting with you and Suzi. Glad to have met you guys and safe travels to you two! :-) Hope to meet again some time....

    1. Thanks Jeannie. yes it was a fun time. And I just know our paths will cross again, enjoy Florida.

  7. I remember Lamberts, good food & fun. We go shooting at that range. Styxx is a good park. You need to talk to Sharon because they may have a TT surprise for you (don't want to let the cat out of the bag). What settings do you use on your blog to let you read other bloggers and they can read yours?


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