On our way to the beach we stopped in Birmingham to see the Grimmlins.
We ate our donuts, visited outside and Nana handed out gifts as usual. The boys got Matchbox cars while Margaret got the new Cinderella dvd. Aunt Mimi and I took Margaret and Kendall to see Cinderella when it came out in March. I knew Margaret would love her own copy of the film.
Then it was on to the beach. Of course we had to stop at the Peach Park in Clanton to get boiled peanuts for Marvin and a jar of Apple Butter for me. They have great homemade ice cream there as well but we were good and avoided the ice cream line!!
We stopped for a late lunch in Bay Minette at the Shrimp Basket. Delicious as usual. We also tried out the new route to the beach via the Baldwin Beach Express. No more slowing down for every small town on Highway 59! We arrived at our condo right at check in time and spend the afternoon walking on the beach. It just seems that time slows down at Gulf Shores. There is no hurry to rush here or there and we can do whatever we please. For Marvin it is beach time and for me I like Beach time in the morning then I headed inside to do some cross stitching while looking out at the beach from the condo. I think September is our favorite month of the year because of our annual beach getaway.