Who says fathers and sons have trouble showing affection?
(submitted by Alexandra)
the picture says awesome… The guys know what’s fun and aren’t afraid to show it.
I hoped they played something nice on the jukebox at least!!
i see this and i hear, “theres got to be a morning after”….
oh my goddddd!
that’s the bubble room in Captiva, Florida.
aka my favourite place in the world.
There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There’s no knowing where we’re rowing
Or which way the river’s flowing
None of these things go together: bakery, Tunnel of Love, jukebox, shelf of knick-knacks, and two men in a boat called S.S. Bubble. I love the contrast of all the forced cheeriness and the grim smile on the old guy’s face.
To those of you calling this photo, and the place it was taken tacky… All i can say is you have never been there. This is the most unique place EVER. Yo have to go at least once!! Great experience, great food, and it is set in paradise.
I don’t think Bruce Springsteen has this visual in mind when he wrote the song “Tunnel of Love”.
I love the Bubble Room!
…as do they, apparently; they seem SO happy together!
I am rather proud to say that I have rather awkward photos from the Bubble Room in Captiva Island, Florida as well! So do many of my family members since at least one person in my family goes there every year. Bubble Scouts are amazing and the Christmas room is the best, although I’m upset I’ve never gotten to eat in the room with the fish tanks. This is one restaurant worth visiting at least once in your life!
I think my head is exploding from so many tacking things in one picture….. ss bubble, the black concrete wall, bugs bunny statues, badly replicated jukebox… need I go on?
Bizarre prop for a restaurant. What nutcase would dream this up for his restaurant?
I agree… it looks like the MOST kitschy place in the world and the Tunnel of Love looks vaguely gynecological in it’s colour scheme….eeek
Whoever is censoring comments is a bit awkward, himself. I made a totally benign comment that wasn’t published, and it’s not the first time. Can that person please outline his/her rationale for blocking commentary?
Yeah- what’s up with that?
i agree. i have even reworded comments to be totally innocuous, but they are STILL missing… gotta wonder!
hope they get a pre nup
I recognized that boat right away..I too have lots of pictures of family in it and in the gorilla cage!
Well, submit them!
the place is called ‘the bubble room’. it’s a kitschy restaurant on Captiva Island in florida. they also have a circus gorilla cage outside, with bent bars, where you cn take pics. i’ve embarrassed my kids plenty of times taking yearly photos in the cage.
Thanks for the background info! Now I know where I’ll spend my next vacation!
That’s weird…the sign said “sports hall of fame” on the other side
In my opinion, you win this one Grimey!
. . .and the beautiful couple couldn’t be happier!
Is this Casa Bonita?
Not sure it’s tacky enough to be Casa Bonita.
i can imagine that mom is taking the picture, saying “come on stanley, just put your arm around tommy and smile!” made even worse if a crowd has gathered…
The old man is thinking “I wish this boat would sink already”
What bet did they loose???
Aw! Looks like father and son. “Who loves you, babe?”
Oh my God. I had my picture taken in the very same ‘boat’ in the Bubble Room in Florida, when I was an awkward preteen. I think I burned it though.
That’s one awkward convenience store…
Happy times on the SS Bubble.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that….
Looks to me like Ernie and his Grandpa are pushing the world’s largest supersize shake out the door. And what’s up with the bookcase? Do you win a prize for going through the tunnel?
“Come with me…to the sea…”
I like how the tunnel of love is in front of a bakery.
I’m pretty sure that is the Bubble Room- a really interesting restaurant on Captive Island in Florida
It is definately the Bubble Room. I knew it as soon as I saw the pix.
Great desserts! (and cocktails)
Where are they? a toy museum? very odd.
“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.”
They looked like they just saw the dark underbelly of love inside the the tunnel!
Wow, May Dec bromance is awesome!!
Feel the love and passion!!! Woo!
I like how the tunnel of love is outside a bakery
Hey, don’t be judging…I LOVE baked goods!
Hah, so do I! It must be a unique bakery though, because I’ve never seen a tunnel of love pop out outside a bakery…
Mark was beginning to feel that getting Dad back into the dating scene was a lost cause.
Nothing says ” I love you” like a ride on the S.S Bubble.
Wow the pilot episode for the Love Boat was so different from the actual show.
Nice one. Love Boat jokes are always funny. And awkward.
This is a really cute picture. It looks like a house filled with someone’s private collection of amusement park stuff. And I like guys who have a sense of humor.
yeah, their senses of humour just come shining thru…
Well yeah, except for the bakery case in the room behind them…unless they REALLY love to bake…
Awww NOT awkward.. Looks like a man treating grandpa to a ride.. (and he isn’t using his fancy knee shelf either!)
Not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with this…:)
Seinfeld win. hahaha
That looks like a gift shop… fail.
Is this a truckstop?
Awwww, they’re a sweet little couple. Restores my faith in romance.
Where…where are they? It’s like a photo spot in some sort of diner…?
That picture has GOT to be from the Bubble Room (restaurant) in Winter Park, Florida. The decor was ‘Christmas from the ’40′s and 50′s I believe, and you can see some Christmas lights in the upper right corner. I’m pretty sure I recall that ‘Tunnel of Love’ display, too. Sadly, the restaurant closed some years back, but was a great place with an interesting and nostalgic decor…. and HUGE servings!
It’s probably from the Bubble Room on Captiva Island. Still open and awesome!!!
You both are saying the tunnel isn’t real?I thought they might have taken the ride as a joke but if it’s a display that’s scary.
Yes! This is the Captiva Island Bubble Room… it is the original, and you can find pictures of it on the internet
OMG – awesome.
This guy on the right is like, “This guy married my little girl?”
even the stuffed rabbit on the left is pointing and laughing.
Nothin’ says romance like a runaway grandpa and a tunnel of love that spits you out into a knick-knack shop.
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