Monday, November 30, 2015

Fall Beach Trip { Nov. 22 - 25, 2015 } - Part 1

Happy LAST day of November! My how this month has flown by. 

Last week, we did something that we have never done before. We used Miss S's
Thanksgiving Break as an opportunity to go to the beach. None of us had ever been
in November before, so we were pretty excited. Today, I will recap Sunday, and 
Monday of our trip.


We left our house around 9:45 on Sunday morning heading South.

About 11:15, we stopped for a bathroom break, to fuel up, and to get some
snacks. We decided that we wanted to make it to Orange Beach for lunch.

We pulled in to Orange Beach around 1:45, and stopped at Cosmo's for lunch.

Miss S and her friend shared the Fish Tacos, and I had Sushi. I ordered the Rainbow
Roll, which had Yellowtail, tuna, smoked salmon, red pepper, asparagus, cucumber,
and carrot in it. It was delicious!

We checked into our condo at 3:00 and headed straight for our balcony to
check out our view from the ninth floor.

Not bad at all! I'm pretty sure I could live with this view everyday.

The weather was pretty windy and cool, but after unpacking, we couldn't resist
going for a quick walk on the beach.

The beach was very different than I had ever seen it. Normally the sand on the beaches
in white and fluffy, but the sand this time was packed tightly, full of shells and shell 
fragments. We walked on the beach in our shoes with no problem at all.

The beaches were beautiful in their natural, untouched state.

And the sunset was breathtaking. (These photos were taken about 4:30 - 4:35.)

(This photo was taken around 5:00.)

When dinner time rolled around, we were originally going to Sea-n-Suds, but when we
got there, we discovered they were closed on Sunday night.

We headed to The Steamer instead.

It was so good. I ordered a cup of gumbo and Miss S and I shared the Crab Cake
platter, It was plenty of food, and out of this world delicious.

After dinner, it was time to visit Walmart for a few grocery items to have in the condo.

I even watched a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie before bed. Talk about a 
perfect day!


I happened to wake up around 6:00 on Monday morning and decided I wanted
to step out on the balcony to see the sunrise.

What a beautiful view to start the day.

We lazed around the condo until almost lunch time Monday morning...

And once it warmed up a bit, we headed out for lunch at Tacky Jacks.

We chose a table outside and this was our view for lunch.

The food was pretty good, but the view was amazing!

After lunch we walked around the marina and snapped a few pictures.

Miss S and her BFF

After lunch, we had our first Blue Angels sighting!

We spent most of the afternoon at The Wharf shopping, and browsing. Miss S even
talked her BFF into riding the Ferris wheel for the first time.

Dinner Monday night was at The Original Oyster House.

Surprisingly, it was pretty crowded, and we even had a 20 minute wait for a
table. We definitely weren't expecting a wait on a Monday night, in November, 
but our meal was well worth it. Oh so good!

I'll be back tomorrow to recap the remainder of our trip, and even take you through
to Thanksgiving day.

Have a great Monday!

I'm linking up with Katie for MiMM.

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