Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Off to the beach, for a nice drive

Where are we today ?
        This morning is overcast and foggy but supposed to be nicer for the rest of the day. So we have a plan to take our new friends Rolf and Johanna down hwy 59  thru Robertsdale to the Gulf Shores and check out the beach. Well we drove along chatting and taking in the sights until we found the beach. Kinda hard to miss, just head south on 59 and if you don't stop you get stuck in the sand or in the ocean. About and hour's drive from our resort.
here it is just follow the footsteps in the sand
        Always amazes me how soft and fine  the beach is here, almost like fine white sugar. A perfect beach day but we are nor prepared for the beach, just sightseeing in the car. It would have been a perfect beach day too.
a huge ship not  far off shore
        Now have to take the obligatory Beach shots to  prove that we were here.
Suzie, Rolf and Johanna, the thorn between two Roses
this little guy was on a mission
        Hanging out for a while here then back in the car checking out more scenery. So many of these wonderful looking home right on the water for rent, miles and miles of them. Many have 5 to 8 bedrooms, would be a beautiful vacation destination.
Love the colors
then we found Rolfs Retreat,  and he didn't even know.
        Drove along the beach area for a while then up towards Orange beach.
miles of white sandy beaches
        Now its close to 1 pm and we are getting hungry so the plan was to head out to Lamberts Cafe along the canal road to once again experience the fun and fill our tummies at the same time. They have never been here and thought they would enjoy the atmosphere.
        We were barely seated when we each caught hot roll, and were offered some apple butter and sorghum molasses to spread on them.
apple butter or sorghum for your rolls ?
        Then another pass around deep fried ocra to nibble on before our drinks arrive.
the ocra is yummy
        We now have our 34 ounce soft drinks and ready to order.
        Our meals soon arrived and looking so tasty.
for me a mess frog legs, fries , baked beans and cornbread
for Suzie fried chicken, corn and beets
for Rolf bbq'd pork chop, beets, peaches and turnip greens
        Johanna had the catfish, and the we all enjoyed the pass arounds that arrive hot at various times to our table. As much as we want of these too. Fried potatoes and onions, macaroni and tomatoes, black eyed peas, the even had boiled cabbage today too.
need to go ? follow the signs on the floor
a few nice bikes in the parking lot
        Now some people tow a motorcycle behind their car, this guys does the opposite with a cute little trailer.
mural on the north side of the building
         Now totally stuffed we packed our doggie bags and waddled our the door heading back home arriving about 3:30 in time for a happy hour.
        They let peanut out for  a walk and he came right over and gave us a verbal reprimand for leaving him at home, talking and woofs to Johanna very vocal he was, so funny.
        Thats it for another fun day and tour about the area, to the beach and then a bite to eat on the way home. Our friends are leaving in the morning heading further west, eventually meeting up with Jim and Sharon again in Texas then heading to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Safe travels guys.
        Thanks for stopping in again for a peak, keep the shiny side up!

Check out the map below to see where we have been this winter
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  1. Replies
    1. Yep you said it, was fun but now back to reality.

  2. We spent some time in Gulf Shores a couple years ago. We loved it. The only problem was it wasn't as warm or dry as we liked when January rolled around.

  3. Beautiful beaches !! So glad you can share the fun with friends !!
    Take care ... TnT

  4. Wow, those are some meals, don't think I could do the frog legs! looks like a great day.

  5. Ya, that food looks deadly. Wouldn't want to eat that too often.

    The beach looks blindingly white. Just amazing.

    1. Love the beaches, thats enough of that food for now.

  6. Beaches look does the food, not sure I could do the Frog's legs though.

    1. I like to be adventurous and have enjoyed them before.

  7. I could definitely overeat in that place... whew!
    Box Canyon Mark

  8. Now that was a great day, lots to see and experience. Loved all of it but my favs were the beach and the gold bike and cute trailer.

  9. Sure is a beautiful beach - like that shot of the footprints in the sand. Great looking food - 'cept for the Frog Legs of course!!

    1. Thanks Rick. But hey they taste like chicken..


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