Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Kirby and I kept a running list of stuff we wanted to do while we were in Florida. Some of it never happened (air boat ride, Key West, Miami, etc.), but something we did manage to do was eat at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 

For those wondering why this is a significant location, here's the skinny. You know the movie Forrest Gump? I haven't actually seen it all the way through (but Kirby has). It was on TV at a hotel we stayed at over Thanksgiving in New Mexico a couple years back, but I fell asleep after only a couple minutes. But I digress. Apparently this restaurant was established after the movie came out. You can buy Bubba Gump brand shrimp in some grocery stores, and the restaurant was supposed to be delish. 

Therefore, it made it onto the Florida Bucket List.

We went to a location out in Madeira Beach, and it was so cool! It was something like 10 stories up, with a boardwalk all the way around, and the views from the outdoor tables were pretty awesome! These two shots were the views from our table...

Confession: I didn't actually make the connection that the restaurant was connected to the movie until I saw these license plate signs at the table. They are how you let the waitress know if you need assistance. As long as everything is great you leave it on "Run Forrest, Run".

And if you need them to help you out, you switch it to "Stop Forrest, Stop!"
Don't mind my hair. It was pretty stormy! It actually rained on us later...

Kirby got the "Shrimper's Heaven" with four different kinds of shrimp. I contented myself with the "Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp." It had a cajun marmalade to dip them in, which was a really fun combination!

Yum. Speckled strawberry lemonade.



Ashley said...

emily keeps getting cuter! i love her sweet smile! Your pictures on your photo blog are amazing lauren. I love the colors and the different ideas you played around with.


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