Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tybee Island, Georgia -- Part Two

It took me longer than I expected to get to "Part Two," but here it is.

First, I thought you might enjoy a shot of my "island style" hairdo:

Now, I was on vacation and spending much of my time walking around sightseeing, playing in the ocean, and digging for shells, so it really didn't matter what my hair looked like. But I can assure you that if I lived in the humid air of Georgia and had to dress up in high heels and a business suit every day for work, my hair would still look like I just stepped off the beach (or stuck my finger in a light socket). 

Second, I took some fun photos of southern style food. 

Now... I know who Paula Deen is, but I have never seen her show, and I had no clue that Savannah, Georgia is her home as well as home to her famous restaurants and stores. Since one of my sisters is a Paula Deen fan, we paid those places a visit, and we ate deep fried pickles at Uncle Bubba's (Paula Deen's uncle, that is).

battered, deep fried pickles

The night of our family reunion, Cousin Steve (my mother's cousin) cooked dinner. Only one item on the menu -- Low Country Boil -- a common southern favorite, or maybe just island favorite?

 First he heated up the "boil" -- water seasoned with various spices -- and then added corn on the cob, red potatoes, andouille sausage, onions, and shrimp. He strained each item out as it was done cooking, and then added another batch. 

It looked like more food than we could possibly eat (10 lbs. of shrimp alone), but as with Chinese food, our stomachs just never seemed to get full.

It was simple, and tasty, and we kept coming back for more. In the end, all that was left were a few shrimp.

I must say that the food I enjoyed the most food while on Tybee Island were the "spuds" from Spanky's -- fresh potatoes, sliced, battered, and deep fried (of course) -- must be eaten with a pickle!

For better or worse, this restaurant was spitting distance from our condo. My sister and I had spuds almost every day.

Now I want to know if any of my readers have

1. been to Georgia ?
2. eaten low country boil ?
3. love Paula Deen ?
4. love fried pickles as much as I do?


  1. Our oldest son served a mission in Georgia Atlanta North Mission. He loved the heat, the humidity and the food! He hated the rain! lol

  2. Is the LDS church strong in Georgia? The humidity does have it's advantages -- no dry skin! I bet they don't sell much lotion there?


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