Tuesday, May 15, 2007


We celebrated our First anniversary in Orange Beach, AL. Here is the information....

This is gulf shores and orange beach:


However, the better directions are these:
Taking Hwy 45S and Foley Express Way.

The route off Hwy45 takes lesser time. Also since we both enjoy driving, we both loved this drive since in parts it goes through small towns. The only cons are that when the route enters Mobile, AL. in a part of the town that is not very safe; and if you really want to save time then you need to take Foley Express Way and pay $3 toll.

We stayed at this hotel:

Other places for the rentals:


Also check this out -- Gives a live view of the beach:

Other things to do :
  1. Sunset at Fort Morgan..SPECTACULAR...hope for a clear sky.
  2. Trail on Bon Secour Nature Refuge. Take the 4 mile trail, It ends in a beach.
  3. Water scooter
  4. Dolphin cruises
  5. Goto Pensacola, FL: Nice drive to Pensacola
  6. Day Trips

Things to take:
  1. Sunscreen
  2. Things to play on the beach
  3. Sun glasses
  4. Swiming clothes
  5. Sneakers
  6. Club ware
Places to eat:

Gulf shores:

  • Lulu's: Fish tacos,open air, Cajun Shrimp :Tel: 251-967-LULU
  • Desoto's: Seafood platter, grouper,crab legs
  • The Steamer: Shrimp
  • Shrimp Basket: Shrimp, next to Sovenier city with the big shark mouth.
  • Original Oyester House: Pinacolada, Fried oyester, shrimp, grilled seafood, crab cakes, key lime pie. Take a walk on alligator patio.
  • Dippin' Dots ice-cream: Perrrfect after a long trail walk.
  • Piny Pony: Patio on the beach, drinks, martini, view of the moon from the patio.
  • Cheesecake at Hope's Cheesecake-- Have not eaten..heard it is really good. NOT a cheesecake FAN :(

Orange Beach:

  • Flora/Bama- Club/gr8 drinks, DANCE and CROWD


  • Key lime milkshake at the Stacey Old Tyme Soda Fountain
  • "Throwed Rolls" at Lambert's Cafe- This place has somevege options, The best part is that they throw hot rolls to you and you have catch them..FUN!! This is next to the big shopping mall.

Loxley, AL ( on hwy 45):
  • Stop at Burris Farmer's market in Loxley and eat AWESOME strawberry shortcake, key lime pie. Best while driving back.

Other Favorites

Photos coming up........CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK!!!
One of the best weekends we've had together....CHEERS TO ONE YEAR OF MARITAL BLISSS :-D

Monday, May 14, 2007

Spiderman..Spiderman...Good Spe-Eff and yet Boring..SPIDERMAN

Went and saw Spiderman-3 last Saturday. WHAT a BOOOOring script!! Apart from the wacky dancing of Mr. Toby and the sometimes interesting special effects, the movie seemed to be really inspired by some chewed-on Hindi movie script. Hero and heroine deeply in love, hero's best friend-turned nemesis, loves the heroine and wants revenge dur to "galatfaimi". So to take revenge, he tells the heroine "Agar HERO ki JAAN pyari hai toh usse bolo ke tum uss-se pyaar nahin karti". But just in the nick of time, the galatfaimi is cleared and in true "dosti ka imtehaan", the guy forgets about revenge and find newly-bloomed and stronger "dosti". Another villian aka. Sandman is nice-guy-turned-bad-boy saying, " Main accha insaan hoon jiski kismet kharaab hai"...Third villian is bad-boy-becomes-dangerous saying.."Yaad kar kutte tune mere saath kya kiya...Ab main tumhare saath wahi karronga". The hero forgives Sandman becuase of his "dukh-bhari kahani" and kills the real-bad-guy after the hero's best friend dies at his hands. Please translate this into American-English, and add some lectures about "achaa insaan" and there you have the script of Spiderman-3.

That brings me to my tri-rule: By the time a director makes the last movie of a triology, he is so tried and at loss of ideas that he probably looks for inspiration to mushy romantic movies or to fairy-tales or worse even to lectures about good morals and behaviour.
Example: 1. Matrix trilogy --First movie was WOW !! Second..SPECTACULAR!!! Third ...What was HE thinking ??
2. Rambo -- Not really a trilogy..but you see my point :-)

However, an Exception to the rule: Lord of the Rings. But I think that director already had a well-written, well-plotted script in the form of the book. Also, I would not really call the movies and trilogy...because they are essentially the same story.

That said, I am a FAN of "Pirates..." and the third movie is being released pretty soon. I would really like the "tri-rule" to be proved wrong....am really hoping for it.

OK..now the good things about Spiderman-3:
1. James Franco - Would like to see him in some well-scripted plot. Also would like to see if he can do any comedy. But he sure can act.
2. Toby Maguire dance - It was really entertaining..though HILLAROUS!!
3. Special Effects - I can see how this movie became the "most -expensive" movie so far

Would like to see Spiderman-1 or 2over 3 anytime. However, all that said...I am one of the those who has contributed to making the movie, number 1 for 2 weeks and to help it recover the expenses...Would LOOOVE to watch ANY Spiderman over some STUPID movies anytime..examples of stupid movies --disturbia, blades of glory, 300.