Monday, November 5, 2007

Dog River Marina, Mobile, AL to Pensacola Yacht Club, Pensacola, FL

Monday, November 5, 2007 - Took off from Dog River around 10:00 AM. Stopped a Lu Lu's Restaurant, Gulf Shores, AL. Lu Lu (Lucy) the owner, is Jimmy Buffet's sister. Since it moved from Fish River to the ICW, Lu Lu's has lost most of it's funky charm. There is 60' of fixed dock for dinner guests. The new Lu Lu's is a casual bar and restaurant open 7 days a week and it is a BIG business; however it's still a great waterfront hangout. Interestingly enough, the food is even better than before. Prices are reasonable and there is always a chance Jimmy will drop in. Sharry, Harry, Kevin and Debbie enjoyed a great lunch.

After lunch we went to Lu Lu's gift shop for some souvenirs, then back to the boat for our cruise to Pensacola Yacht Club. We were boarded by the Florida Marine Patrol today. They requested our documentation certificate. It only took a few minutes for Kevin to be approved to continue. We arrived at the Pensacola Yacht Club around 4:15 PM. The city of Pensacola lies on the north shore of Pensacola Bay. Nicknamed the city of "five flags", it has a rich history, picturesque old downtown area and many historical forts in the area. Island Hopper traveled 78 miles today. We took the dingy to dinner at the Oar House Restaurant, since the yacht club is closed on Mondays.

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