We set off on our way, ultimately heading to Alabama again. But first:
We stopped at a place for lunch on the way, near Weeki Wachee Florida, called the Upper Deck. It’s by the water edge, casual, and good food. We watched people in kayaks from our table on the balcony – great to sit outside. We share a couple of appetizers which was plenty for lunch – one was shrimp in a spicy sauce which was great (of course I don’t remember the other one !)
From there, we drove up to Tallahassee. We stayed downtown at the Doubletree hotel, right next to the state capitol building. It’s a nice area (I didn’t appreciate it was going to be so nice). The hotel was pretty nice too, so I was pleased. It’s not close to shops particularly, but has several restaurants close by. We enjoyed stepping out that evening and getting a nice meal, again sitting outside which we love.
Id stay here again. I’d like to have just a little bit longer.
Next day, we left in reasonable time, and handed over to our next destination, which was Gulf Shores Alabama. Was about a 3/4 hour drive and we stopped for lunch at a little place on the beach at Gulf Shores when we arrived called the Pink Pony. Great as it was on the beachfront, and again we got to sit outside (kind of a theme right ?).
Beautiful day, and a great view across the beach and it’s beautiful sand and water. Gulf Shores is in Alabama on the extreme south (Gulf of Mexico) coast.
Then off to check into our hotel in Gulf Shores – a Marriott Courtyard. Perfectly fine, situated in a much larger area including shops and a supermarket, but was nice.
We then headed over to the Wharf at Orange Beach Alabama for the Jimmy Buffett concert. We got there early, and got a bite to eat. It was quite the experience, with people in grass skirts, tropical shirts, flower leis, shark fins, parrots and the full tropical experience ! Very funny.
The concert was in The Amphitheater , which really is a nice open air venue. A good experience.