All Out of Al

If you’re been to a Florida beach, I’m sure you’ve seen the massive retail buildings not far from the water. These giant stores are filled with fun and sun paraphernalia and clothing ideally suited for a day in the surf or a Jimmy Buffett concert.

Even the most jaded shopper can find a reason to wander in.

My family refers to these places as crap shacks. That descriptor is one more nugget of wisdom that my mother has shared with my kids.

It’s not uncommon to see different stores selling the same stuff on the same block or even next door. Nobody seems to be brand-loyal and everyone walks out with something special.

Everyone except for Al.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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