Jimmy and Lulu . . .

While we’re here in Gulf Shores, we staying at the Gulf State Park right across the road from the Gulf. You can here the waves from here.

The sites here in our favorite area are along a large lake and are half circles off the road, so easy in, easy out.

Gulf State Park 1

Our rig door is about 20 feet from the bank, giving us a great view of the lake.

Gulf State Park 2

Gulf State Park 3

If we don’t keep Mister on his lease, he goes right down to the edge of the water. We think he’s gator hunting.

Gulf State Park 4


Brandi and Lowell sent us some photos of Landon at a park play area this weekend. Looks like he mostly had a pretty good time.

Landon at the Park 1

Landon at the Park 2


Check out those blue eyes.

Landon at the Park 3

Landon at the Park 5


Landon falls into the clutches of a predatory female. Brandi said he wasn’t too happy about the hug.

That’ll change someday.

Landon at the Park 4


About 3:30 Jan and I drove up to the Intracoastal Canal to have an early supper at Lulu’s at Homeport.

Lulu's 1

Lulu, or Lucy, is Jimmy Buffett’s sister and has had a restaurant in this area, first on Weeks Bay and now here in Gulf Shores, since the late ‘90’s.

Lulu's 2

With its great view of the Canal, Lulu’s is one of the most popular places in Gulf Shores. We’ve watched it grow, and almost double in size in the last few years.


The food is always great here, so the choice was hard. Jan ended up having a Shrimp Loaf, or Po-Boy, and I had the Shrimp and Oyster version.

But it was important that we leave enough room for our favorite dessert – Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

That’s right. Bread pudding made with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It’s really hard to describe how good this is. It just melts in your mouth.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding


On another note, as it turns out I had another brush with celebrity growing up here. Well, pre-celebrity, actually.

A while back I read in one of Jimmy Buffett’s books that, growing in the Mobile area, he and his friends used to come to Gulf Shores and surf at Alabama Point.

If you surfed at Gulf Shores, you did it at Alabama Point because the crosscurrents generated by the Gulf entering Perdido Bay produce the highest non-storm waves in the area.

Jimmy Buffet is a couple of years older than me, and when I was surfing at Alabama Point with my friends, there was usually a group of older guys from Mobile and Fairhope there too. So I figure that more than once I was surfing along side Jimmy Buffett.

Who knew?


Thought for the Day:

"Ninety percent of politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation." – Henry Kissinger.



2 Responses

  1. And what did that dessert do for the arteries. Sure looks good though

  2. Ron,

    Who cares? The stuff melts in your mouth.

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