Tuesday in Gulf Shores . . .

Today consisted mostly of just taking it easy. The weather forecast said to expect a lot of rain, but we lucked out with a beautiful sunny day.

So Jan, Mister, and I spent a good while sitting outside enjoying this fantastic view and listening to the ocean waves about 1/4 mile away. Jan was reading her Kindle and I was doing it the old-fashioned way, with paper and ink.

Gulf State Park 5

Gulf State Park Duck


Mister mostly laid in the grass waiting for a passing wildebeest, or maybe a gator.

Mister in the Grass 2


About 3:30 Jan and I headed up to Foley to have ‘lupper’ at Lambert’s Throwed Rolls, another of our favorite restaurants in this area. And they really do throw the rolls at you, and they’re huge, bigger than a softball.

After we placed our orders, we got ready for the pass-arounds.

Pass-arounds are delivered by servers in big bowls as they walk around the tables. My favorite is some of the best Fried Okra you’ve ever put in your mouth. Hot, crispy, and crunchy on the outside, and melt in your mouth on the inside.

Other pass-arounds include Fried Potatoes & Onions, Macaroni & Tomatoes, Black-Eyed Peas, and Apple Butter & Sorghum. And they’re all delicious. The big problem is filling up before your food even gets here.

Lamberts 2

I ordered the BBQ Pork Steak with White Beans, Turnip Greens, and Baby Carrots.

Lamberts 3

Jan ordered her favorite Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

Lamberts 4

Lambert’s is one of those places where you can eat your fill and still have plenty to take home. Our kind of place.

On our way home we stopped off at Books-A-Million to stock up on magazines. Jan and I both like BAM because they have probably the best selection around. Always better than Barnes and Noble.

On another note, I was very surprised to find that we have Verizon 4G here, still very fast.



Thought for the Day:

"People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world." – Calvin.



9 Responses

  1. Other than the novelty of the throwed rolls, I wasn’t that impressed with Lamberts in Sikeston, MO. I thought the food was pretty ordinary. 😦

  2. Howdy Greg,
    Did you catch the roll?? Looks like somebody took a bite first!! The pics are great, but I’ve already had breakfast!!hahaha Do they try to bounce the rolls offa your punkin head?? That’s a pretty place you have there.. Glad to be along and enjoying the trip..

    Be safe and careful!!!

  3. My trick at Lambert’s is to immediately set all those little side dishes on the table so I have room on my plate for lots of potatoes fried with onions. Yummm! I usually get three or four meals out of one trip to Lambert’s. Probably a good thing there are none around here.

  4. Butterbean,

    Yeah, I caught it, because if you don’t catch the roll, it’s HEADS UP! because there’s another one right behind it.

    And, yes, they will bounce off your head if you miss the catch.


  5. Judy,

    We’ve eaten at all 3 over the last few years, but we like the one here in Foley best.

    I really love the veggies. Besides my grandmother’s, they have the best turnip greens I’ve ever eaten, including from Big Daddy’s Northernmost Southern BBQ in Fairbanks, AK.

  6. Linda,

    Yeah, I’ve never quite figured out why their sign says “NO DOGGIE BAGS”, and they bring out take-home containers without you even asking.

  7. We need to make it by that place. . .looks great!


  8. It’s certainly worth the trip.

  9. As you know, James and I have no life, so I finally signed up for daily email updates on your adventures. I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog and thought James would too if we got it in our inbox. As expected, I was right.

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