Sunday, October 16, 2011

ShRiMp FeStIvAl

Some people go “Coocoo for Cocoa Puffs” but Robert and I,along with 300,000 others were crazy over shrimp this weekend!
We attended The 40th Annual Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Now, I kid you not, I might have been the ♫♪ HAPPIEST GIRL in the Whole USA ♫♪ Saturday for these reasons:
the whole day with my handsome hubby

my feet in sugar, white sand

amazing music

shopping until I nearly dropped

coconut shrimp, crab cakes and Original Cajun Pistols (Stuffed Crawfish Beignets)

Shrimp Festival

There were hundreds of artists including those creating amazing driftwood carvings, bottle trees (it’s believed they ward off evil spirits~ I think I’ll just pray~)  colorful metal yard art, beautiful paintings, and so much more. Robert even found a Hillbilly Hammock made from a tire!

Redneck hammock There were HUGE skillets of paella, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, fried green tomatoes and every fried seafood you can even imagine! My favorite was the Original Cajun Pistols from Rockin’ Rogers.

The peace sign (above) was crafted from colored bottle caps- they also had a Jimi Hendrix, Jesus, and various others. Quite innovative!


Here’s my favorite purchase- a metal VW Bug! Isn’t it cute!

reminds me of the one I had as a teen~

metal car

The vendor is looking for a “camper” that I can put behind it!

Oh my goodness…what a delightful day!

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Judy and Emma said...

A Gulf Coast Shrimp Festival?? Oh, my mouth is just drooling. :(

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

What a blast and I love the poster and the Redneck Hammock.

Happytrails said...

What fun!! The vendors seem very creative with their crafts. We almost came down for this but we are without an RV (temporarily)right now and the motel rates went way high!
We are planning to come down that way the first week in November....will you all still be there?
Glad you had such a fun day!!

Sue and Doug said...

sounds like a great day...love shrimp way better than cocoa puffs!!

Donna K said...

Oh yum...that all sounds de-lish! Loved that redneck hammock...pretty creative. The photo at the end is great.

Dennis and Donna said...

I need that Redneck hammock to match my Redneck wine glass..

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Showing all that great food was downright mean. ;c)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

A perfect day!