I got so lucky this Memorial Day weekend. Not only did I get a 3-day weekend, I also got to go to the beach twice, eat lots of yummy food (the all famous “awesome burger” by Noel Roberts which includes two kinds of cheese, special sauce, and a HUGE piece of meat), lounge around in my pajamas for almost an entire day, watch lots of Top Gear episodes (haha…strange “joy” I know…but my dad and I used to watch those together, so I have fond memories of them), get to know some new friends and spend lots of time with a certain Blake Roberts. Such a good good weekend.
Fairhope, Alabama, on the bay east of Mobile, is a really cute/quaint little place. I feel like people ride their bikes and walk everywhere there. Almost like Pleasantville or a sweet little old town where there is no “worry.” Ice cream shops, pizza parlors, bookstores, cute local grocery shops, boutiques and candle shops line the 2 or 3 street downtown. I like.
And at the beach…
Despite the sunburn and the sand in places it shouldn’t be…I couldn’t have asked for anything more. We even got to see dolphins (lots and lots of them), sting rays, tropical fish that loved swimming between our legs (we named Sally Mae and George), and a few crab. I wasn’t so fond of the one that was discovered in my “hole” where I was going to be buried. Thankfully the 5 or so minutes I was “under” the sand, I didn’t meet any new crabs. Whew.
Got to see the sunset in Fairhope. That was really pretty out on the pier. Burin came with, he was a good little traveling buddy. He didn’t even destroy or make a mess of anything at our host/hostess’ house. Thankful for that!
I’m just so thankful for a great weekend. Hope to see many more of those in the future. I could stand to suffer through another sunburn if it means I get all those great memories to go with it. Yup.