We kept an eye on the Gulf Shores weather all week before we left and knew that there was a good chance of rain but everything said it would be scattered thunderstorms which is not unusual for the beach. Those scattered thunderstorms ended up banding together to deliver the second wettest day in Gulf Shores history! I don't go to the beach for history, I go for sun! Anyway, we made the most of it and ended up having a very enjoyable vacation.....even though it wasn't what we had planned.
Our first stop was Leatha's BBQ in Hattiesburg. It's a little family run BBQ shack. The food was really good but one of my favorite things was the bath towel they gave you for a napkin. All BBQ and fish places should use those as napkins instead of the little worthless paper napkins that most use.
|We had to get a picture of Matt sleeping in the car. That NEVER happens! McKenzie could have been asleep, too, and just playing on her iPod Touch unconsciously.|
|Sadly, this is our "beach picture" this year.|
|The kids were so excited to go to the beach this year. I hate it so much that it didn't work out.|
Friday night's meal was at Lillian's in Perdido Key.
|I had fettuccine alfredo with shrimp.|
|Betty had Lasagna. She said it had too much meat. Me: "Huh?"|
|This was Saturday morning. It was windy and sprinkling a little bit. Unfortunately, it was the prettiest weather of the next three days!|
Lunch was at The Shrimp Basket.
|I had grilled catfish.|
|Betty had steamed shrimp and said it was one of the best meals she's ever had at Gulf Shores.|
We drove on home Saturday night and switched gears and moved our vacation to Memphis. We left Sunday morning and after eating lunch at The Arcade, headed to the Hilton on Poplar. We checked in and headed straight for the pool! The weather cooperated, giving us some actual sunshine, and we had a great time playing in the pool.
After swimming we at supper at Bahama Breeze. We pretended we were still at the beach! Ha!
After the requisite trip to Target, we stopped by Barnes and Noble. Matt is not into Thomas the Train much anymore but he still likes to play with the train set at B&N.
|Back to the hotel and one last trip to the pool before bed!|
|No overnight trip to Memphis is complete without breakfast at Miss Polly's!|
I'll leave you with this picture of Matt at the mall. He wanted to try on this suit coat and struck a pose and said, "Cool men like to dress like cool men!". He's a nut.