Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gulf Shores!

Gulf Shores is experiencing high winds and chilly temps, much to the chagrin of all of the Spring Breakers.  If you can see the American flag, it's at a 90º angle to the pole.  That's a bit windy.

I took a picture of this momma holding her kid - they were nearly being blown off the beach.  It made for some nice shell seeking though - the upper soft sand was totally blown off, revealing the hard layer of packed, wet sand that contained all of the shells.  I managed to find a few for myself.

Can you see the ripples in the sand.  Well there were people and kids all over the place, but the wind just erased those footprints in a matter of minutes.  It was awfully pretty though.

I thought this was funny :)

One of the popular hangouts is the Flora-Bama.  It's a multi-level bar on the beach with live music and a ton of people.  We went there around 4pm, so it wasn't packed, but I can see how it would be a lot of fun.

I got a dietCoke however and it was pretty thin.  You get free refills on sodas if you keep your cup, so I took mine back and asked the guy if the syrup was running out because that was really really weak.  He filled up another glass and said that it's just the way they serve them.

So now instead of one really weak drink I had two.

There were several bars in this place, so I went to another one and asked that girl that was behind the station if they had a darker dietCoke than this one and I handed her one of my drinks - she said sure and filled it up.

When I got back to the table and tasted the darker one it was like drinking syrup!   So I did my best to combine the two drinks and got a fairly decent soda out of the deal.  (and a good blogging story, too!)

They had good oysters on the half shell according to my cousin Neta and my Mom.  I ordered a plate of onion rings and ooooh!  those were good. 

One of the other "famous" things about the Flora-Bama is that girls tend to lose their bras in this place and they end up on this clothes line (or two) that run the length of the main room.

After just buying a few new bras, I wasn't about ready to toss $40 over a clothesline at a bar.  Seeing the relative newness of some of the bras that I saw up there, I'm thinking the girls that put them up there, weren't thinking about the replacement costs.

I have been a gone a few days from here - goodness, that wasn't intentional.  I hope you've been having a great week!  and keeping your bra on :)



jb said...

I wanna go to the Gulf Shores with you some time! This looks like sooo muchfun!

Marg Henry said...

This makes me giggle cause I'm between your mother's age and you, but also between your age and your cousin's (my kids) kids and you, so I get a two dimensional perspective of your experience (or is three???).

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

LOL! No worries about my bra!

Loria said...

hahahahah to be young again. I've never ditched my bra - but it sounds so fun and scandalous. Crazy about the wind. It sounds like you are having a great time. Did you eat ANY of the oysters? I love them on the 1/2 shell.

Just Breathe said...

The wind was really blowing for sure! Ya I wouldn't have thrown my new bra either! Sounds like fun.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Oh, I see my bra!

You KNOW that I kid. I really do. I would NEVAH. I mean, never toss out a good bra. Now there have been come times I might toss an uncomfortable one, but not at Flora Bama.

And that flag! Brisk! I am bring my jacket!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

PS same goes for my panties. Though I have gotten so irritated (in more ways than one)I left a pair in a bathroom trashcan. I know, prob TMI. LOL.

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, don't worry; my bra is in place and will stay there. Nobody wants to see that!haha