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The First Days of 2006 on The Shores of the Gulf

Celebrating the New Year in Alabama


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1 January 2006 - New Years Day

New Years Day, we just hung around the condo and I tried to upload pictures of various trips. I had leftover pizza for brunch.
Bob in the living room

Bob in the living room


Bob got the exercise bands out of the car and I did a few exercises. Bob cooked hotdogs for dinner.

2 January 2006

Again it is foggy. I walked across to the beach I took the film camera rather than the digital.
Our condo from across the street

Our condo from across the street


Construction site next door

Construction site next door

Damaged building

Damaged building

Buildings on the beach

Buildings on the beach


There were lots of large rusted iron pipes and some pipes with bulges that were black lying parallel to the shore but up on the beach.
Pipes on the beach

Pipes on the beach


Looking down the beach

Looking down the beach

Tire tracks in the sand

Tire tracks in the sand


Surf on the beach

Surf on the beach


I stuck my feet in the surf - pretty cold. I got my feet sandy.
Footprints in the sand

Footprints in the sand


I also went back to the pool and tried that, but it was also too cold. There were bikes back there and a picnic area with bbqs.
Bikes by the pool

Bikes by the pool

Pagoda and BBQs at the pool

Pagoda and BBQs at the pool


I figured that was my exercise for the day.

I had the leftover pizza for lunch and finished it up.. In the evening, we went to see if we could find a couple of recommended restaurants (The Spot which was a beach restaurant which I think was washed away by the hurricanes at least I couldn't find it where it was described as being, although maybe it just closed and was under another name) and the Original Oyster Bar (which was closed), so we went back to a place we had seen along the shore-front - Bahama Bob's Cafe - for dinner
Bahama Bob's sign

Bahama Bob's sign


This was mostly a hamburger/seafood/cafe/beach bar type of place with a limited menu. Their slogan is The "Lower the Latitude - Better the Attitude"
Sign outside Bahama Bob's Beachside Cafe

Sign outside Bahama Bob's Beachside Cafe


The sign outside advertised Seafood (grilled - fried - steamed), Po Boys, Hamburgers, Chicken, Steaks, Salads, Oysters, Cold Drinks, Frozen Drinks and T-shirts. They have daily lunch specials, early-bird specials and multi-TV sports coverage. One website says they have the Best Cheeseburger and also recommends the Grouper Pecan- a local favorite and adds that they are tied for the Best Margarita.
Inside Bahama Bob's

Inside Bahama Bob's


Prices were $5 - $15. I had
Coconut fried shrimp and fries

Coconut fried shrimp and fries

which came with a salad (either tossed or cole slaw, and I picked tossed) and fries
Salad

Salad


Bob had
Bimini Style Steamed Shrimp appetizer ($8.99)

Bimini Style Steamed Shrimp appetizer ($8.99)


The salads were premade in the fridge and the dressing was almost solid blue cheese - could not possibly have been poured. The bill was $26.10 before tip.
Bob walking back to the car

Bob walking back to the car


Phoenix Hotel next to Bahama Bob's

Phoenix Hotel next to Bahama Bob's

Posted by greatgrandmaR 10:12 Archived in USA

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