October 7, 2018

Oct 07, 2018

Went to Gulf Shores on Sunday Sept 29 and came back on Friday.  Stayed at the Legacy condos in unit 703.  It was

186.75/night.

Rented thru VRBO, don't ever do that, look up property and rent directly they charged me a 102 Service Fee.

We ate at Shrimp Basked in Evergreen, wanted to eat at the shack, however, it was closed on Sunday, I got the fish tacos which were so-so.  That evening we ate at Steamers, got the boiled shrimp again so-so.  The way to save money is to just get healthy frozen meals and not eat out, also, bring your own bottle of Vodka. One night went to Docs and must admit the fried shrimp was very good.  Met Aunt Patsy and Uncle Wayne on Wednesday night and ate at Playa's, got the shrimp and grits, which was terrible, however, the white wine sangria was very tasty.  Aunt Patsy said that Bill is now managing the food for an assisted living place and is home every weekend.  Amy has been promoted in accouting at LuLus and does the office procurement for all 3 locations.  Nicholas is working for Edward Jones at Port St. Joe in Florida.  Ate lunch at Southern Grind one day, the salads are very good.  One day met Wayne Anders? he went to Holt, graduated in 1979.  He used to be in IT, now a real estate agent with Robert Brothers.  He owns the end condo at Gulf Village, also has a house in Elberta.  On Thursday we went riding around and went to Hillcrest Farms, met one of the owners there, he goes to Costa Rica 3 months out of the year, he used to work in Costa Rica and met his wife there.  He came to Elberta because his mothers health was failing.  Went to Lillian and visited a store called black eyed susan, kinda of boutiquee,which means very expensive.  The lady who worked there said she used to work at the Pier 33 store for 37 years and did not get one penny from the oil spill.  Pier 33 closed down for a couple of years.  She used to own a lot in Orange Beach that she purchased in the 70's, she had a trailer on it and her property taxes were 25/year, also she had a well and a septic tank.  When Orange Beach became a city it was required for everyone to get on public water and sewer.  She had built a house by that time, she finally had to leave when her property taxes reached 3900/year.  On way home stopped by Preisters Pecans, got a bag of Praline pecans.

The weather was beautiful, we lounged on the beach most days.  I read book to set a watchman by Harper Lee and also listened to Rick Steves podcasts.

 

When we got home friday, ate at Tortillas for Dinner, ate the vegetarian fahita.  Next time need to order the Pineapple Margaritas, maybe get a pitcher.

 

Saturday night ate at Olive Garden and used our gift card.  The shrimp Fritta spicy appetizer was the best.

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