Sunday, May 4, 2008

{true story}











Saturday was spent plundering the wealth of family fun that could be gotten at the Fernandina Beach shrimp festival.... my Mom & Dad drove all the way up from Orlando to spend the day with us and Lex's boyfriend joined in on the shrimp-filled festivities, as well. The art booths @ the festival were incredible. If my house was on a beach or had a more "beachy" theme, then I would have been so all over it. It was incredible. There were also a lot of antique dealers there and, of course, lots of food. Down by the marina, they had booth after booth of shrimp that was all caught by local shrimper's. And the next part of this story is truly a "welcome to my world" kind of moment: all of the lines were really long except for this one booth and Mark said that it was because it was peel and eat and not fried. So, I am all good with that, I didn't want fried anyway. Fresh, boiled with potatoes and corn shrimp is the best anyway. So, we get our dinners and open up our boxes and it was VERY fresh, those shrimpies still had their heads, eyeballs and anteannaes. eewwwhh! We literally had to snap off their heads and then peel & eat.{ "true story"-quote from Shark Tales } We found a few pirates along the way, but no one would get their picture taken with any of them until Lex's boyfriend finally agreed to pose with the "wench of his dreams" who, as I snapped the picture turned and planted one on his cheek.

All in all, besides hoards of pirate going peeps, we had a great day spending it with Mimi & Papa.

6 comments:

emily said...

What a neat day! I love shrimp (and my mother would be in heaven)but not sure sure about shrimp with eyes!

Kazan said...

These are great pictures - you like an awesome group of family and friends :)

gottablogmom said...

Looks like it was fun. Tell Lexi she has a real cutie there.

flava k said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Wish I could have been there to get some "beach" decor. Glad you guys had a good time.

Lorrie said...

Looks like fun, but truthfully, I prefer my food to NOT BE ABLE TO LOOK AT ME AS I PEEL OFF IT'S LEGS AND SKIN.
Might just be me though...

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos. Followed your link from 2 peas today and enjoyed a peek into your fun day.