Graham's first trip to
the beach - 06/27/2002
The trip so far:
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Dates: June 22-29, 2002
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Most Sand Eaten:
Graham, who seems to genuinely enjoy it
Most Seaweed Inspected:
Newest Graham Trick:
Walking while holding just 1 hand
Most Hours Online:
Amy(!), for class, but still...
Most Hours on the
Best Names of People
Also Staying at this Condo:
Hoss and Jimbo. Better still, they're related.
Graham with Grandma Kay
Graham with Grandpa Ken
We hit the locally famous Lost Cove course on a very sunny Thursday afternoon
for a round of golf, where Pen shot a 1-over-par 45 and Amy shot a 5-over-par
49, largely due to problems in the Volcano, and later the Waterfall.
With a single game, Pen now holds the high score on the aging PacMan game
at Alvin's Adventure Island, a sad testament to many wasted hours from
1982-87. And, come to think of it, 15 wasted minutes in 2002.
After much complaining about the equipment and the officiating, Amy edged
out a 2-point victory, 27-25. Then we ran out of quarters.
Graham made friends in the local pool...
Many naps have been required...
Graham enjoyed crayons at one of the local restaurants
Slightly murky photography, but Graham was fascinated by the fishtank
Gulf Shores Bakery & Bistro. Decor and service to meet Frankfort Ave.
standards. The menu features a nifty Havarti Dill Sandwich, an open-faced
Crawfish Etoufee sandwich, brie macaroni, and German potato salad, plus
a wide assortment of fancy dessert items.
Coconut Willie's, now known as Bad Oyster Willie's.
Doc's Seafood Shack, good enough to be a regular spot for the local Dept.
of Sanitation crew and other locals. Claims of "Best Gumbo"
were slightly optimistic, but the $6 plate of onion rings was worth every
penny. Nicest touch -- a huge container of horseradish on every table,
with which to mix your own cocktail sauce.
Security cameras clearly show a certain youngster operating the elevators.
and the Coupe de Gracie,
an extended dissertation on the value of Cheerios: