June 11, 2009

Take Me There Thursday


Road Trip!

Week 2



We left Vicksburg bright and early and headed to our next destination – Gulf Shores, Alabama. Our breakfast that morning consisted of granola bars and bottled water I’d packed, we were anxious to get moving!!


We drove all. morning. long. And into the afternoon. I loved watching the countryside change – the trees; there were a few more swampy areas, farm after farm, beautiful country. Finally we entered Mobile,



went through a scary, long tunnel,


And saw the ocean!



After checking into our hotel we drove to Gulf Shores determined to find a late lunch.

LuLu’s





LuLu’s in Gulf Shores is fabulous. This open style restaurant (open as in no windows, no ‘wall’s really either) has a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere. It reminded me a little of Cheeseburger in Paradise in Waikiki with its ‘beach’ theme and ocean breezes.


We ordered salsa and queso as an appetizer:



Then decided to share the Big Fry Seafood Basket and was amazed at the sheer quantity of food we were given!


Crab Claws and Fried Oysters

Grilled Fish

Cole Slaw, Tartar Sauce, Hush Puppies and French Fries!!!

We were stuffed - we tried, but we just couldn't eat it all... After lunch we wondered around the restaurant. LuLu’s overlooks water – I loved the boat docked across the way,

On one end of the restaurant is a sand play area for children, complete with sand castle making tools! This picture is taken from a private dinner 'deck' area looking toward the main restaurant and sand play area.



My favorite aspect was this water fountain, the "Fountain for Youth"


too adorable!



All in all, LuLu’s was wonderful and we plan to go back!

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The evening brought us to our main purpose of the road trip – a beach wedding! Our friends were married on the beach in Gulf Shores; it was a beautiful ceremony and fantastic time. We were so happy to be there… I just have to show you a picture of the wedding cake – absolutely gorgeous and delicious!


Join me next week as I share stories of our ‘unconventional’ breakfast in Foley, Alabama and experiences in Tunica, MS!


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1 comment:

Joyce said...

Hushpuppies and wedding cake it sure does not get better!
Joyce