- Our first item on the agenda for the day was visiting the beach. Strangely, some of us awoke at 7 am and ventured out to the shore to search for shells. Later, we came back and ate breakfast and then returned to the beach. I sat under an umbrella in a chair while everyone else built sand castles. I occasionally supervised the efforts to build the Kingdom of Gill Theme Park, complete with nuclear power plant, drainage system, welcome center and Kids Korner (an octopus-shaped building), a deep lake, and a levee to protect the land of merriment.
- We all returned to the condo to dine for lunch, then James, Andrew, and Nick returned to the beach where they frolicked in the shark-infested, algae-covered, salt-infused ocean water. Cody and I, however, decided to drive around the community and experience the finest in culinary selections. This voyage landed us at Dairy Queen in Orange Beach where we both obtained vanilla ice cream cones dipped in chocolate. Though they were quite delectable, they melted in a grand total of 14 seconds upon receipt. Luckily, we had the forethought to sit outside while partaking of this dairy delight. Later, we ventured to a less-than-ideal Rite Aid where we purchased drinks, then we drove around the area. I took Cody to the campus of Christian Life Church, a church we visited last year during Fall Break that created quite a memorable experience for us. (I won't go into that here.) Then, we drove throughout Gulf Shores and looked at several expensive condos, all while I digressed about how storm surge from a potential hurricane would wipe them all out.
- Another headline of the day was my hair escapades. In previous trips to Gulf
A sample hairstyle of mine at the beach.
- After we all arrived back at the condo, we decided to prepare for supper, which consisted of spaghetti and meatballs, English peas, and bread prepared by James and Nick. Andrew, Cody, and I instead watched episodes of All Worked Up on TruTV, a show that follows repossession personnel, process servers, and meter maids. It was quite delightful.
- After dinner, we watched Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Cody had never seen the movie that portrays a revengeful barber with beautiful music by Steven Sondheim, so we decided to enlighten him. After the particularly bloody final scene, Cody said, "Well, how 'bout that!"
Also, for another viewpoint of our holiday, check out James' newly-created Tumblr blog.