Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Memories Rewind: You ordered THAT?!

We were at Panama City Beach. The breeze was gently blowing through the palms as we sat down at Pineapple Willy's. Me, Memaw, and Granddaddy quickly settled on the ribs. Beth and Mikayla were still mulling over that mouthwatering menu.

Never one to stray from her favorites, Beth ordered the chicken fingers. "I want the peanut butter and jelly sandwich" said Mikayla.

"Out of all the things on that menu, you order that?" Granddaddy said with a smirk on his face.

"But it's the crustables kind, Granddaddy" Mikayla reasoned.

Just as she had made up her mind, Mikayla spotted something she just had to have. "I want that drink in the cool looking glass!" she exclaimed excitedly.

"Mikayla, that is an alcoholic drink." Memaw whispered. Her young mind didn't see anything wrong with that. She poked that bottom lip out in disgust. She wanted that strawberry drink! Memaw asked the waiter if the alcohol could be taken out much to Mikayla's delight.

As the smell of juicy ribs wafted to our table, I was getting hungry. Looking at Mikayla's face as she bit into that sandwich, you would have thought she was eating steak. I think things just taste better at the beach. You're removed from reality. Sunsets and sand abound. She talked about her "special drink" for the rest of the day!

What were some foods you loved as a kid?

P.S. If you have any questions to ask, don't be shy!


Krystyn said...

How nice of them to let the girls order what they grandparents wouldn't allow us a non-alcoholic drink..they said it would make us alcoholics...isn't that nice?

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been craving PBJ for weeks.