Thursday, May 19, 2016

Orange Beach May 2016

We left home after church on Sunday and hit up Taco Bell for lunch.  

The drive was long, but we only made one stop for a bathroom break before Gulf Shores - so that was good.  

We stopped off at Target to load up on groceries for our stay and then headed to the condo.  

Not long after we settled in, the Blue Angels gave us a nice fly by as a welcome! 

After we took a nice walk on the beach, we found some games and a puzzle in the cabinet and had some delicious subs for dinner. 

The next morning we had our usual bagels and cream cheese for breakfast on the balcony and then sun-screened-up and headed for the surf. 

Brian and I relaxed in these chairs

The kids played in the ocean

And in the sand.

Our condo building.

Grace had a great time running up and down the beach chasing birds. 

and getting her legs buried in the sand. 

It was a beautiful day!

Because they said rain for Tuesday, we decided to get our pictures done on Monday.

Family photo

Brian and I 

Then we fed the seagulls some popcorn.

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.

And grabbed some more pictures of the kids in those great chairs.

After dark we headed out for our usual nighttime crab hunt and glowstick walk.  

Once again, we were the coolest family out there!  

The beach is awesome after dark.  

The next day we took an early morning walk on the beach and then spent some time shopping for souvenirs.  

The kids went swimming in the pool and we had some rain showers.  I mostly took video this day - which you'll have to stay tuned for.  

In the evening we headed back to the beach to play in the sand and the water one more time before heading home in the morning. 

After packing up and checking out we headed north to Foley, AL to stop at the famous Lambert's Cafe - Home of the Throwed Rolls.

Ready to have some rolls throwed at them. 

Gracie putting her own butter on. 

You order a meal and then rolls are thrown at you and also sides like fried potatoes and fried okra are brought around.  There was also a lady bringing apple butter and molasses for the rolls.

One of the kids missed a roll that was thrown.  I won't name any names . . .

Chicken strips and french fries.

Baked rolls as big as her face.  She had a ball.

The waitress was kind enough to snap a picture of all of us after our meal.  The table sat all of us comfortably and had built-in paper towel holders.  Our kind of table!  

Stuffed to the gills and filled with rolls we headed home to Louisiana.  

Bye, bye beach!  Hope to see you soon!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hats, Jury Duty and Banana Bread

We took a girls only trip to Target to look for purses and the hats were RIGHT THERE so we had to try a couple on.

I got another summons for jury duty - lucky me.  I had to report on Monday to the courthouse downtown.  

Excited to fulfill my civic duty.  Ha!

I waited in a room with nearly 300 other people for four hours.  

Then I was told I could go to lunch - but I couldn't leave the building.  

Good thing there is a cafeteria in the courthouse - although the menu had no prices.  

I paid $7.50 for a burger/fries/drink and set myself up by the window.  

When I finished I noticed that some folks had arrived.  

I waited two more hours in the courthouse only to be told to return on Wednesday.  

Thankfully, on Tuesday afternoon, they called to tell me that the case had been settled and I was done!  Yeesss!

Two more years of exemption - I'll probably have another summons in a few years . . . it being random and all of that.

This morning Grace and I got together and made banana bread!

She peeled the bananas.

We devoured two loaves at lunchtime.  It was soo good!