St George Island Weekend

We just got back from a great weekend away from .......everything!

I am still trying to figure out how to make a public Picassa album to share photos but in the meantime.....here we are at the Blue Parrot on St George Island, enjoying a margarita and beach time.......



The conch fritters were sooooo freakin' good!



They went very well with margaritas....we both opted for salt on the rims. Should have stopped at one each as it was an appetizer stop........



There were many things to takes shots of......cats were all over the island! The bridge over the gulf made for a nice shot...pretty any time of day and many local joints to get oysters and drinks........



We walked in the surf..........



Rode on the Harley to Apalachicola and visited many shops, bought postcards and saw shrimp boats.......



Two evenings we sauntered over to Harry A's restaurant and listened to jazz saxophonist Karl Dappen play while we enjoyed dinner. If you have a chance to hear Karl play...you'll enjoy it. Very mellow.




I don't think the folks that own Harry A's voted for Obama.........



The ride home was cold. It started out so nice but we didn't take winter gloves or liners....still....it was fun. Lots of pretty scenery.......









I'll publish the album link if I can figure it out........

11 comments:

monicajane said...

wow! nice pics and looks like a great time.

I finally put up the lamb shanks inspired by you. Made them twice as a result of your post a few weeks ago! Yummy!

Cathy said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend!!!

Velva said...

What a great weekend! This is a great time of year to visit St. George and Appalachiola. The weatheris perfect.
Yoru photos of the food and the scenery were really nice.

Nat said...

You guys are SOOO COOL ! hmmpphh... I wish my hubs and I can do stuff like this someday when the babies are big...although we're probably not as daring to ride a motor bike... well actually...the truth is my husband would love it, but I don't have the courage. Either way, thank you so much for sharing, I really enjoyed seeing the fun you guys had.

A Year on the Grill said...

great pics, great post... Love the time away and a chance to recharge everything.

Wandering Coyote said...

What an awesome trip! Thanks for all the pictures; I am loving the collages. Sounds like such a wonderful, rejuvenating time. Oh, how I miss the ocean & beaches!

Pierce said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for the nice comments :D It's only 10:30 PM and I'm beat...sitting up waiting for my son to get home. He's driving straight through from Indiana, 14 hours, and of course...I'm worried.

Monica - I need to pop over to your blog and check out those lamb shanks. So happy that you liked them.

Cathy - it was great. Relaxing. Hey, my class is scheduled for this weekend!

Thank you Velva - it was perfect weather. Glad you liked the photos.

Nat - we waited until our baby was grown to do this (on bikes) and wish we had started earlier. Go for it!

Year on the Grill - Thank you! It's always good to get away and walk on the beach.

WC - how long since you've been to the beach? I recommend it for a god time. We were lucky and mosquitoes never bothered us.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like it was a great getaway!

Le laquet said...

Oh my god that looks absolutely FABULOUS - I have a long email half written to you .... it's been that way for nearly 2 weeks - no excuses except that maybe I'm dreaming of St George's Island :o)

Pierce said...

5 Star Foodie - Indeed it was great time away and I recommend the sound of surf to anyone needing relaxation.

Laquet! Whoa, you've been missing in action too long! So...send me a half written email. Been thinking of you and Simon :-)

The Chef In My Head said...

Yeah I feel like I have found a friend "in the know"!! Normally we go to North Caroline for spring break with my family each year (my sister lives there). It's beautiful but the water is still too cold. This year we are going to St. George's Island for the first time! I'm a Texas girl and love the Gulf of Mexico. I am sending the link to your blog for my sister to read. Of course we will need your advice on restaurants, fun places to go, etc.
My dad runs a fishing charter business in PCB, Florida so I think we are set for fishing recomendations. Your pictures are great, the HDs are beautiful. We sold ours last year and I'm still sad about it. Back to reading your blog~LeslieMichele

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