Sunday, July 22, 2012

Florabama - the Safe Way

Dean discovered this a couple of weeks ago - the Florabama opened a "Yacht Club" across the street complete with a beach on Old River where you park your boat, a taco stand (I recommend the fish tacos - yum!), and live music! The kids stared holes in the poor guitar player because they're both taking guitar lessons this summer and apparently were critiquing his style or something. Lucas felt bad when we left because when the guys went on break, they said, "Now y'all don't leave - we'll be back after our break!" I reassured him that everybody says that; it wasn't a personal request....even though we were the only ones clapping after each song...except for that drunkish older lady in a bikini who was hooting too.


And today we went fishing in-shore. I scored 2 pinfish (what, you can't see the fish there? It's next to the bobber and just a little bit bigger), and Dean caught a stingray. Yowza.


I also got some shorts cut out and am still working on the knitted cap - woohoo! Maybe I'll have pictures of my progress this week...

7 comments:

Pammie said...

I love it! I can't wait to see your shorts . I love making shorts!

BTW, I used to live down the street from the "vintage" Florabama in my early twenties! (How did I survive my twenties?) I used to love those mullet toss weekends!

Rachelle said...

Good times. I'm looking forward to seeing your shorts and knitting. Lucky your a doctor, you may not survive on your fishing skills :D

RobbieK said...

The new FloraBama doesn't have near the "ambiance" of the old one, but I do like the yacht club. We used to go to the FB by boat in our younger days. (Love the guitar story)

Sister said...

Pammie - you have such an interesting past!

And Robbie, apparently you're a wild woman too, if you've been in the old one AND the new one! I went in the old one once in the 90's and haven't been in the new one yet.

Rachelle, you're absolutely right about my fishing skills. It's like I never was a little hick child catching bream barefooted with my grandfather, right? What happened to my skills?!

Rachelle said...

Photographic evidence? Sounds like another fishing story ;) mwahaha. Bet you were cute as a button and your Grandfather loved you to bits. I admit to having tried to catch a fish with my bare hands...it's harder than it looks :) p.s. I like your shorts in the photo, did you make them?

Sister said...

Goodness no, see those cuffed pockets, cuffed hems, and decorative buttons? I think they were on sale at Academy years ago....and I just now can remove a hook from a fish while holding it in my hand, so I applaud your attempts to catch one barehanded!

Rachelle said...

You could absolutely whip those up. You are a very good seamstress. I have a pair of RTW trousers which are top stitched with buttons added to look as though they have pockets like cargo pants. Very sneaky and great for my pear shape as it doesn't add bulk. I am impressed you can remove a fish hook holding the fish barehanded. They are slippery suckers.