|Another beautiful morning on Barnes Bay|
Around 10:45 we hit the road for Irie Life again so that DH can pick up two more copies of his favorite AXA baseball cap. He's terrible about losing them, so it's a good idea to stock up. By then it was time for us to head to Crocus Bay. We had a date with our friend Andrea for lunch at the DaVida Bayside Grill, a place we hadn't visited in a few years. Am I ever glad we gave that place another chance! Turned out to be rather nice for lunch, with good food, plenty of shade, and a nice breeze coming off the water.
I had the fish sandwich, which was grilled panini-style, Andrea had the chicken salad, and DH has his usual hot dog. I swear, the man is practically incapable of ordering anything else if a hot dog is present on the menu. Both the fish sandwich and chicken salad were quite good and the portions were ample. We had a good time catching up with Andrea, mostly talking about work and family and the ups and downs of both.
|My fish sandwich|
|Andrea's chicken salad|
|Almost at the end!|
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|The sand took on this interesting texture just to the left of the restaurant|
|DH sporting his new AXA hat|
|The 100% delicious White Sands smoothie|
|In honor of Eudora Welty, I kept my shadow in the frame|
We've occasionally regretted our choices from the Beach Shack -- not because the food wasn't good, but because we didn't choose foods suitable for keeping in the fridge for a couple of hours before eating. This time we chose wisely: a Caesar salad, some chicken wings, and a shrimp poboy (which somebody recommended on a travel forum about one week earlier, for which I'm grateful). The salad was good and big enough to share, the wings were fine, but my shrimp po-boy, dressed in the Blanchards' homemade sauce that was redolent with dill, was excellent. Succulent and cooked perfectly, the crispness of the shrimp was balanced by the creaminess of the dilled dressing, and as you can see, the sandwich was stuffed to overflowing. I definitely recommend it!
|I've already removed half of the salad onto my plate|
|My shrimp poboy|