Thursday, August 23, 2007

LIfe's a Beach

Scott and Laurie in front of Shoney's
Condo Kitchen
Scott and Steve - watching Sportscenter
The view off of our balcony

After a long, long journey - we have finally arrived in Gulf Shores. We started out Friday after work and we first stopped at the Red Rooster in Alma. We got to Camden around midnight and spent the night at Laurie's parent's house. We got up at 5 and left around 6 to drive the rest of the way. The boys couldn't wait to get to Shoney's at Vicksburg to eat the breakfast buffet.
We decided to take a detour and to go down to Steve's hometown because he hadn't been there since the hurricane hit. We went through Gulfport, MS and Biloxi and looked at all the damage. Two years later - there is so much gone and so much rebuilding. Then we were going to Ocean Springs but the bridge was out. So we turned around and went a different way to get to Steve's hometown of Gautier. We went and saw the house he grew up in. His parents sold it after the hurricane and moved to north MS.
We finally got to Gulf Shores about 4:30. We were SO glad to get here. Our condo is really nice. We all really like it a lot. We have a great view of the beach. The town is pretty empty like we expected which is nice also. We went last night and ate at the Original Oyster House. It was SOOOO good. Then after a quick trip to the grocery store we went to Scoops for Ice Cream. We were all exhausted so we went to bed early.
So far - our trip is going great. Even though I think Scott and Steve might be ready to leave Laurie and I for laughing so much.


Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful view from your balcony! Have fun!!! jlg

Jessica said...

Live it up, girl! Have fun! : )