A Trip To Pensacola 2010 Part 1
For most of my road trips Pensacola has been just a little pit stop so I could stretch my legs and grab a quick snack or something to drink. But since it was one of the very few weeks left of the school year I decided I would take a trip up to Pensacola with a good friend Dixie to see my good friend (also Dixie’s sister) Abbie, who is currently attending the University of West Florida. We didn’t really need to rent a car for this trip but we did anyway so we could keep a lot of room because we were sure that Abbie would want us to bring back some of her junk on the way back home so we rented a nice 2010 Ford F-150. We left fairly late in the day for an 8 hour trip but then again we weren’t in a rush for anything, most of our plans revolved around a surprise birthday dinner that was in the night so we had plenty of time for this 7 hour drive. We left at about 11:30 and drove up to Gainseville to stop for a little snack, one of the first unique restaurants we saw was Crispers so that’s where we decided to eat. I ordered a sandwich and Dixie ordered a salad.
Once we got back on the road the traffic was still clear for the most part we had absolutely nothing to worry about at all, our next stop was in Tallahassee which we found ironic that we stopped in the two biggest rival cities in Florida, it was a huge difference when we went from seeing huge Florida Gator stickers on cars to seeing huge Florida Seminole stickers on cars. Once we got up to Tallahasse we weren’t really feeling the hunger like we originally thought we would but that was the good thing because I planned on eating like a pig once we got to Pensacola. So we stopped to stretch our legs and all and were back on the road in no time. Once we got into Pensacola we had to check into our hotel, which was a fairly easy process that only took a few minutes after that we hopped in the shower and got dressed to surprise our friend Abbie. The whole plan was to make her and her friends believe they were going to T.G.I.Fridays to eat dinner, but have them all get in one car and follow us to Foley, Alabama to eat at Lamberts Café.
Once we got there Dixie had to surprise her sister at the restaurant by playing an out of the ordinary birthday song and singing and dancing! The look on Abbie’s face was priceless and well worth the 8-hour drive. Once we told her friends the plan they had to love it or leave it, and one friend had to go due to time restrictions but that was no big deal since I didn’t really know her anyway. After we established our secret master plan we got to the restaurant and had a seat. This Lamberts place was probably the most entertaining place I’ve ever been to eat in my life because you don’t just order rolls, they are thrown to you (or at you) when you put your hand in the air. After a we were all done catching rolls Abbie decided it was time to open her presents, of course the girls did their usual girl things by “awing” at everything that came out of a brightly colored bag but I was more interested in the food at the time. When my food came around it was game time, I was eating everything I got handed or thrown to me until I almost became painful to eat anymore. Once that night was over we all went to go to bed to wake up the next day and have even more fun! The next day I woke up and went to the beach for a few hours, there’s not much to say about the beach besides the fact that all you do is run walk and swim, for lunch we went to a local Chic-Fil-A and then dinner at a place called the Mellow Mushroom where I ate one of the meatiest pizza’s I’ve ever had in my entire life. It was actually called the Mighty Meaty and had just about every animal that ever existed on it. After that wonderful dinner we had a scavenger hunt which deserves its own blog by itself because it was the most fun and action-packed fun I’ve had even though it was only an hour of my life.