Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Holidays to one and all!

Friday (my birthday as it happens) the owner of the marina hosted a huge holiday dinner for all the folks at the marina - boaters, workers, friends, neighbors - the whole crowd. Hundreds of people showed up. There was deep fried turkey, jambalaya, hush puppies, fried catfish - all the holiday trimmings. We took over the paint shed (think vehicle assembly building at Cape Canaveral) and managed to fill the whole building.
Then on Saturday, Bev treated me to a birthday dinner at "The Original Oyster House" in Gulf Shores. We had fried alligator bites, gumbo, blackened Mahi-Mahi, shrimp, tuna steak, etc. Wow! Great food, highly recommended.
Today we drove over to the USS Alabama, a WWII battleship.
Here are a few pics - Our tree, the USS Alabama, one of the pelicans that hangs around the shrimp boats that dock here, the boat with it's new pilothouse partly enclosed and the great holiday gathering in the paint shed.

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