The wharf is like a huge village located at Foley Beach Expressway and Canal Road in Orange Beach on Portage creek that flows into the gulf . Sorta like an entertainment center spread out. There are shops (boutiques), restaurants, a huge AMC theatre, marina, condos, hotels, a water park, concert hall, a huge Ferris wheel, and a few other rides. It’s a huge place and from what I’ve heard the best time to experience it is at night because they have a light show, even the Ferris wheel has lights on it.
Dave & I went to The Wharf at Orange Beach on Saturday. We went because there was Seafood Festival, Classic Car Show and an Arts/Craft Show, all going on at the same time. It was a great day to be outside and enjoy the day. The only down fall was the Ferris Wheel wasn’t running.
There was musicians playing along the way
ARTS & Crafts Show
I thought the bunny wreath was cute, but where the heck was I going to keep it! We decided we like the really cool airplane better. When you hang it up the wind spins the front propellers around and makes a neat noise.
Not a real big show but it had . . . . .
an old truck
Dave’s father took his family to PA in a car like this. His dad got pulled over by the police because he had the 4 kids in the very back, which had no seats or anything. The cop called it a playpen but nothing happened after that. The things you could get away with back then!
General Lee was there, missing was the Duke boys, Bo & Luke
Last but not least a Pinto?
the Planters Nutmobile was even here to pick up Dave! Actually they were here but not to pick up Dave.
It’s a really big peanut on four wheels – and believe it or not, it even runs on fuel that can be made from peanut oil, bio-diesel.
The Nutmobile was made using several reclaimed materials and sustainable features, starting with re-used glass for the windows and windshield and steel recycled from old Fords. A wind turbine, as well as roof top solar panels, charge the internal batteries that power tour stop events.
The interior lighting is powered by low-energy LED’s. The flooring is reclaimed wood from an old 1840’s barn in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
After the wharf we went to the Shrimp Basket for a great dinner!
We were right next to a big shark so we walked over to say HI!
The end of a fun day! And Dave didn’t even get a scratch!