Ramblin' Vagabonds...Living Life North of Our Michelins travel blog

Gulf Shores, AL with sunset approaching

The USS Alabama in daylight

USS Alabama at night

The guts of the Alabama

The business end of the USS Alabama

Bob Fellers' bunk on the Alabama...he was a famous pitcher

Bob Fellers memorial by his bunk

FSU president's personal aircraft in Mobile, AL?

Army 1 from the 60's

The Hunley from the Civil War. Our first military submarine.

The best of Breaux Bridge, LA....enjoying some good cajun music and food.

A budding musician, perhaps?

Captivating, creepy damsel greeting all who enter the restaurant restroom

Bonus: Harrison Wallace Brown

After wonderful family time and welcoming Harrison Wallace to the family, we began our trek west.

First stop was Mobile, Alabama where we had a parking site right on Mobile Bay. While we were not particularly excited with Mobile, we found a lot to like in Fairhope and Spanish Fort. So much so, that we plan to spend the 2016 - 2017 winter in Fairhope.

Fairhope is an upscale community on the east side of Mobile Bay. It is easy to forget you are in Alabama when you are there. Wonderful sunsets on the bay are seen from there.

Mobile is home to the USS Alabama and its accompanying museum. The curators are fascinated with the fact that Bob Fellers (a former Cleveland Indian pitcher) served on the Alabama during WWII. Also on the property is the first military submarine from the Civil War, The President's official helicopter from the 1960s, and an old military aircraft that was apparently flown by a graduate or fan of FSU!

After leaving Alabama we stopped briefly in Breaux Bridge, LA where the local prominent family names are also the names of the restaurant and bar entertainers.

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