Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kenny Chesney is Officially Marked off Our Bucket List!

Drinks and dinner at Cosmos before concert
This past weekend, Steve and I snuck out of town for a long weekend.  We were long overdue for a little couple time, and since our anniversary is coming up, we treated ourselves.  We headed south to Orange Beach to see Kenny Chesney in concert, and then stayed through the weekend for a little r and r.  Thankfully, my parents had nothing going on so they came down to hang out with the kids for the weekend.

Thursday was supposed to be bad weather, so we hit the road earlier than planned so it wouldn't interfere with our trip.  We were worried that the concert was going to get cancelled since it was being held at the Wharf Amphitheater (outside), but thankfully the storms that blew through Alabama weren't nearly as bad as everyone thought.  It just rained, and once it moved out...it left a clear blue sky.

They did end up delaying the concert an hour, but that worked perfectly for us.  We just lingered at dinner, and then headed over.  It was a great little venue, and our seats were AWESOME!  We didn't have anyone in front of us, and could see over everyone in the first section.  We danced, sang along and just had a blast!   After the show, we headed over to the infamous Florabama!  I had never been before, and have heard so many stories about this place.  Sadly, I was disappointed.  It is a HUGE place with concrete floors, unfinished wood walls with graffiti and women's bras hanging all over.  Now don't get me wrong, I love dive bars, but this is the epitome of the word.  It is the type of place where people puke and they just pull out the hose and wash it away. 

Anyway, we danced a little, had one more cocktail, and then called it a night at 2:30 AM!  We awoke late morning on Friday to sunny skies.  We were both hungry though, so we headed out for a bite to eat before hitting the beach.  After several hours in the sun, we took a short nap and got ready for dinner.  A friend had recommended a small restaurant in Perdido Key, and boy were we pleased.  Fisherman's Corner was fantastic!  The only bad thing was that everything we ordered was so spicy, so much so that I couldn't stop sweating and had blotchy spots all over my face to prove it!  I hadn't had that happen in awhile, but it was worth it. 

Saturday was another beautiful day, so we decided to take a walk on the beach.  It was supposed to be more for exercise, but we saw so many shells, that we couldn't resist collecting some for the kids.  We found several really cool ones and a handful of sand dollars.  When our cups were full, we turned back around to hit a couple stores and grab lunch.  By 2pm we were ready to hit the beach.  We stayed out for several hours, and then came back in to get ready for dinner.  We decided to try Cobalt for our last night.  It was a huge place with a ton of outdoor seating, though we elected to eat inside.  We succeeded with our fifth and final meal including seafood.  That was all we had the whole trip, and it was delicious!  We sampled Mahi, Mahi, Red Fish, Oysters, Shrimp, Creole Linguine with shrimp and crawfish, fish tacos and it was all fabulous! 

After our bellys were full, we came back to the hotel for an early night.  We wanted to hit the road at a decent time so Steve could watch the closing day of the Masters from the comfort of our own home.  What a wonderful little getaway! 

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