The Apalachicola Florida’s
50th Seafood Festival !
Obviously it is more appreciated during the Seafood Festival! Lots of traffic jams but it gives you a minute to appreciate the old grandeur of the Gibson Hotel as we enter the town of Apalachicola.
After walking about 10 blocks from where we parked, we made to the front gate, we paid $5 to join the packed crowd on the other side of the gate!
Loved seeing all the kids with painted faces! This young lady has a shark about to gobble up her pretty brown eye!
Funnel cake anyone??
The “Last Ride” rat rod belonged to one of the many Harley riders in town.
I need this T-shirt for Chuck!
The was more food there than you could even imagine! Look at these onion rings!
They are HUGE!!!
Long lines at the seafood vendors!
Larry Harmon loves these “Mud Bugs” or Crawfish. I have never tried one. The lines at the shrimp and oyster booths were so long and so crowded I couldn’t even elbow my way in to get a picture!
One thing I love about this area is Tupelo Honey! Unlike other honeys, Tupelo never turns sugary in the colder months! Yummy flavor too, from the Tupelo tree that grows along the rivers and swamps of the south!
Kellie Pickler was the star entertainment for Saturday night! I love her, but I was worn out to a nub from all the walking and gawking around the festival site!
But I heard that she put on a wonderful show for everybody. I “borrowed” this photo from FaceBook!
Finally we got back to the MotherShip! After we rested a few hours Chuck “created” our living room outside so we could sit, read our Kindles and enjoy the beautiful view!
Radar and DoogieBowser approve!
Chuck and DoogieBowser!
The view out our window isn’t too bad either!
he snsets behind
The sun sets behind us and gives our world a pinkish hue. In the morning we get the glory of a sunrise across the bay!
That tiny bit of land you see topping the horizon is St. George Island.
Okay… Radar and Doogie are in the bedroom waiting for us to give it up and come to bed! So I guess we will!
I am going to leave ya’ll with a photograph that I took back in the 1980’s of 3 kids who were waiting for daddy to come home!
Hoping you enjoyed visiting the seafood festival and our new “home” for a month or so! We enjoyed having you along!
Happy Trails from the crew of The MotherShip… Chuck, Geri, Radar and DoogieBowser!