RVery Best Nest

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Mama Grandma June Snowbirds For A Week With Us!

                                                   February 13, 2018
We had someone from Gulf Shores tell us about Joe Patti Fish Mart in Pensacola, FL., but never seemed to find the time to go there. We were picking my mom up at the airport at the Pensacola Airport this day, so we made a stop on the way home.
This fish market is very large and you can get just about any kind of fish. I got some cod, and Joe got some Caribbean grouper. I liked both kinds, and Joe was just OK with the grouper. Both were mild and he likes a strong oily fish, which neither were.
Outside the market was this boat. It has Joe's name on it, so maybe Joe would like to buy this boat. But it is a bit bigger than we want.
On the way home we almost got detoured because of one of the many and on going Mardi Gras Parade getting ready to start.
Mom basking in the sun on the patio after the drive from the airport.
Tiffany and Lennox came over to join mom's first walk on the beach.
June Bug and Tiffany.
After our walk, we sat and dug our toes in the sand. (Me, Lennox and mom).
Two days later, I drove mom to Alisha and Jamie's new home in Daphne.
Before arriving there, we stopped to pick up a large can of her favorite beer, "Twisted Tea". After getting a tour of their home, she enjoyed her beer with Stewie at her side. Mom is not an animal lover, but they all seemed to love her.  She said she was going to finish her beer that night. I told her she would be flat on her face if she did!
After I left, I received this picture of her showing how much was left when she finished for that night. Mom stayed at Alisha's home for 2 nights.
 Saturday for lunch we all met up at GT's  a restaurant on the Bay. Inside the restaurant there are small nurse sharks in this big aquarium.
Blake's mom and step dad had just arrived from Tama, IA., so they joined us. Blake and his Mom and step dad at the end of the table.
We had reservations for a table on the patio. It was a beautiful day, but to a point, because everyone was getting very warm, and Hayleah sun burns easily. She had to go inside and buy some sunscreen because she is so fair skinned.
 Alisha and Jamie are at the other far end of the table.
My two daughters.
Alisha and her daughter Hayleah.
Mom and my daughter Alisha.
This restaurant was chosen due to the greats kids play space,and the great views of the bay. Maddie, Lennox and Noah, our other 3 grandchildren.
After lunch we went to the famous Flora-Bama for some more fun n' the sun and a drink.
It's a mis-matched cobbled together bar that has been added on to, numerous times. This is the naughty room where bra's hang on wires from the ceiling. Mom didn't want to give up her bra!
The bar is located on the main beach highway between Orange Beach, AL and Florida on the state boarders.
 Hayleah turned 21 this year and had never been here, so she wanted to see it. Hayleah's boyfriend John from Birmingham was driving down for a couple days to meet Grandma June and meeting us there.
Flora-Bama sits between a condo and a parking lot. On Sunday mornings there is a church service in the tent area and sometimes on the beach.
Parking lot to the left and mom and Hayleah waiting while everyone else went for drinks.
Jamie and Alisha
Maddie was doing splits in the sand, and I wanted to show her I still had it for an old girl!
You'd be surprise what 2  bushwackers can convince you of!
I conceded to youth by 2 generation, and one too many Bushwackers!
 After we had one drink, John arrived from Birhingham, a 4 1/2 hour drive.
The motley crew! Mom and Noah dabbing! (Only the in the know, knows what that is). (Hint- a dance move).
Maddie the sand turtle.
After we left, Hayleah and John were going to take Grandma June to Tiffany's house, so Jamie was passing off mom's Twisted Tea and night bag to John. Mom then stayed at Tiffany and Blake's house for two nights.
A few days later, we had another day on the beach with the family. This day being the warmest day yet, so much so, that Lennox  and the kids  played in the water.
Noah and Maddie.
Noah played football with his dad  and Maddie dug in the sand as the waves splashed at her feet. This was the first day that it felt like Spring and the beach crowds showed it.
Meanwhile I continued to take Lennox to swim lessons 2 times a week after school. Here he was face timing with his mom before class started.
Picture of Mom and Lennox while staying at Tiffany's. Of course she has her face covered!

We are back in MI currently, arriving March 12. I will catch up next blog.