Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday

On Wednesday we were very busy! Our friends Wanda and Jerry took us to lunch at a restaurant called Lulu's, located on the Intercoastal Waterway.
We sat outside on the deck by the water, watching boats go by as we enjoyed some really yummy seafood and great conversation. September is really a great month to visit this area--warm but not too hot. We are loving it!

After lunch Bob and I stopped in to the Gulf State Park Visitors Center to learn about the animals in this area. We discovered that the area really does have a lot of alligators, and we were glad our site is a little ways from the water because there is a thirteen foot long one in the park. I was happy to see this baby, though. He was kind of cute.
There are four types of poisonous snakes in the area as well: the coral snake, diamondback rattlesnake, dusky pigmy rattlesnake, and the cottonmouth. All have been found in the park.
There are other, non-poisonous snakes here as well, including king snakes and rat snakes. This green tree snake was very interested in us.

Along with live snakes, the Center has a number of formerly-live stuffed animals on display. And some beautiful pine needle baskets. I'd love to learn how to make these!

Later that evening the four of us drove to the Flora-Bama bar/nightclub that featured live bands. 

You could tell that this place gets pretty rowdy at times, as evidenced by the discarded bras displayed in a couple of the rooms. I stifled the urge to add mine to the piles.
We had a really fun time, and the band playing was excellent. 

Thursday was a quiet day, spent mostly reading and relaxing, except for a morning bike ride. We think we'll stick around for another week before moving East and South.

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