America through the Windshield--Getting to Know the First Americans travel blog

We were north of Atlanta for a few days after Thanksgiving, spending time with one of our dearest friends (Kathleen Connors) and an adopted family member. We try to stop by when we are in the deep south. We’ve known each other since our first winter in Baltimore (1983-1984) when I was pregnant with Jennifer. We met at St. Vincent’s Center in Timonium. She was a consultant to Sister Grace the Director. It’s really sort of strange because this is also how we met Ruby MacDonnell, another adopted family member. She too was a consultant at St. Vincent’s Center. They have each been vital members of our “hand picked” family for a l-o-n-g time.

We had planned to spend almost a week in Georgia and Alabama; however, a winter storm headed our way, preventing us from sticking to our plans. INSTEAD, WE DECIDED TO “RUN AWAY” FROM THE STORM. We headed to Gulf Shores, Alabama (very much like Ocean City) . We were parked not too far from the Gulf of Mexico and enjoyed the warmer weather and being parked in a pine straw covered RV park. We spent time inside, did laundry, went shopping, and had a great meal at Lambert’s Café in Foley, AL. It’s been featured on one of the Food Channel programs. The food was wonderful, very Southern. Greg had his very first fried okra and liked it as a hot appetizer. However, the most fun was seeing the servers “THROWING” the fresh, yeast, homemade rolls. We were there when it wasn’t busy, middle of the afternoon; they only throw rolls across the room to the table when requested (a table of 3 young adults, the guy’s first visit) got the “flying rolls”. It took 3 tries before the catcher actually caught and held the hot roll.

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