By: Christina Steffen and Rudder

 

It’s been 2 years since I last wrote in my diary about my life in Perdido Key. Lots of things have changed. I’ve got a new brother…his name is Squirt. He’s a French Bulldog. That’s us in the picture! We love flying with our Dad in our airplane, taking off from Ferguson Airport. It’s fun to look out at the emerald green waters and white sandy beaches.

 

Day 1 

After we landed we got ice cream at Hershey’s near Walmart. Sometimes we go to Island Sweets at Villagio. We like walking around Villagio because they have Island Epicurean or Jellyfish so we can order a delicious hamburger. We can look at all the local art at Artworks…my Mom likes shopping at Barefoot Gypsy. She even gets her nails and hair done at New Attitudes. We also stopped by Perdido Artists Gallery and Gifts. They have tons of local art there too. I like the salsa they sell because I can lick it off chips. We bought a painting of a sea turtle…I hope I get to hang it in my kennel.

 

Day 2 

Today my cousin Cooper came to visit…remember he got in trouble for trying to jump in the water at the boardwalk next to The Gulf restaurant.  I like it there because it’s dog friendly and we like to watch all the people and boats. Cooper is crazy over playing in the water. One time he jumped in Perdido Bay and wouldn’t swim back. His mom had to go after him. There were kayakers there and they helped lure him back. Later our families decided to go to Big Lagoon Jet Ski rentals. Dogs aren’t allowed on the jet skis but that’s OK because we took a nap.

 

Day 3 

The next morning, my friend Fletcher came over. He’s a Cairn terrier and FULL of energy. We all went to Hub Stacey’s for breakfast then went out on our new boat on the Intracoastal. You can put your boat in the water there too! We saw all kinds of boats. I wish we could have gone to Pirates Cove. They have burgers so good it makes my tail wag plus lots of dogs go there. But, we pulled up on the sand bar at Flora Bama Yacht Club for the best-grilled oysters ever!! That night we went to a concert at Big Lagoon State Park. My cousin Murphy was camping there in his family’s RV. On our way home we stopped at Dave’s Snowballs. Our tongues turned blue because we all shared a giant blueberry cone.

 

Day 4 

I met my girlfriend Copper and her family at Oyster Bar the other night. It’s right under the Theo Barrs Bridge. Copper loves to hang her head out the window…and guess what she saw…a new auto spa! It’s right next to McDonald’s. All my friends love going through a carwash!

 

Day 5 

In a few days, my family is going to Gulf State Park. They have a really long boardwalk and a dog park on Lake Shelby! My brother Squirt and I play all kinds of games and dig on the sandy beach. There’s even a new hotel called The Lodge and Copper said The Perch restaurant is really good!! Well, time for an afternoon nap. I wonder what adventures in paradise we get to go on tomorrow…that’s why I love living here….there’s always something to do!

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