Today found us, guess where? Back on the beach of course!
The kids and I went on a long beach-combing walk and found tons of shells and pieces of jellyfish. The storm last night apparently killed a herd/flock/troop of jellyfish and the bits and pieces then washed up to the shore where the seagulls made fairly quick work of them. We didn’t touch any of the pieces even after being reassured that the stingers were absent. No sense taking chances!
In the afternoon Party Boy joined us and we spent a good deal of time in the water. After awhile we noticed – okay, Party Boy noticed – that he was being followed and attacked by small fish. They would bump his legs and feet and followed him through the water. The kids and I thought this was hilarious and quickly dubbed the fish Taiwanese Toe-eaters. Eventually they chased Party Boy out of the water and they never once bothered anyone else. We decided to head down the beach for a walk in the opposite direction that the kids and I had gone that morning.
We made it about 50 feet when Hollywood started jumping up and down and celebrating the find of a dead crab on the beach. It was blue and about 6 inches across. She was so proud! A little further down the beach we all stopped when some movement in the water cought our eye. Upon closer inspection we realized that a large group of sting rays had come up to the beach to feed and were swimming in the surf. We stood and watched them for a long time before continuing down the beach.
After our relaxing walk we opted to clean up and head into town for dinner at LuLu’s. I saw a profile of the restaurant on the Gulf Shores channel this morning and it looked like a fun place (better than Bubba’s anyway). I did a little research and found: 1. that LuLu is actually Lucy Buffett, sister to Jimmy Buffett and 2. the food seemed reasonably priced and 3. they have a giant sand area for the kids to play in. Sounds like a home run.
I will highly recommend Lulu’s. Highly! The food was wonderful. The sweet tea was perfect and the atmosphere was excellent. Definitely try it if you are ever out this way!