We’re suckers for local festivals. We often drive way far away from our locale just to visit them. We like to walk through the displays, talk to the locals and of course try their local dishes. You’ll recall last year we did the Lakeport Florida Sour Orange Festival and so keeping with the orange tradition yesterday we took in the 21st Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Antique Car Show.
We didn’t have to go far for this one, we probably could have walked to it if had known exactly where it was.
We met a bunch of really friendly people, checked out the work of the local crafters, saw a couple dozen really shiny classic cars and enjoyed a really good local musical group while we tasted local seafood and of course had funnel cake for dessert.
And we did all this on a glorious warm and sunny Alabama spring day.
The Power of Nature
It started as a gentle shower around 1 am this morning. The shower changed to rain which changed to getting hit by a fire hose while the lightning bolts dashed across our sky and the thunder rattled our coach. I awoke at one point during the night with both Buster and Angel snuggling in beside me as they shivered with fear.
It’s now about 7 am and the thunder and lightning continue while the rain pounds down on our home. Through all this our satellite dish, trying it’s very hardest, catches snippets of the Gold Medal Hockey game whenever the storm lets the signal through. Through it all I am enthralled by the absolute power of nature. I better get used to it. Today’s forecast is rain with thunderstorms.
“The area was encompassed in a bubble of warm, fragrant steam from the funnel cake deep fryers. It smelled like sweet vanilla cake batter you licked off a spoon.” – Sarah Addison Allen