Linda and Jerry's 2016 Summer Trip travel blog

An attractive house in Mobile.

Nuts of all kinds!

The machine on the left roasts the nuts and is over 120...

Dauphine Street is historic.

The basilica.

This plaque tells about the cathedral.

The stained glass windows are 106 years old.

View of the pipes for the organ.

View in the sanctuary looking toward the altar.

The ceiling was beautiful.

A portico on the front of the church.

This is the inside of a historic Presbyterian Church.

More pipes for an organ.

Jerry and I are in the sanctuary.

We saw this house on our way back to the car.

Jerry and I often remark about how having our RV has meant we have been to places we would never have been to if we traveled by other means. That is certainly true of Mobile, Alabama where we are for two days.

We drove about 250 miles from Tallahassee to Mobile. Is the panhandle of Florida long! In the early afternoon we finally left Florida and crossed into Alabama.

We are enjoying lots of shade at our campground which is aptly named "Shady Acres." There's nothing fancy about the place but it is conveniently located about 1/2 mile off I 10, very clean and run by a hospitable man named Charlie. When we arrived, he did something no one else has ever done. He gave me a ten minute overview on how to get around Mobile along with a map to take with me.

Armed with our map, we drove back to downtown Mobile and walked around. It's obvious the city is trying to attract tourists but at least at this time of the year they are few and far between.

We walked do some of the historic streets and enjoyed seeing the Catholic Basilica and an historic Presbyterian Church.

Another highlight was going into the M & M Peanut Shop on Dauphine Street. A local man recommended the pecans so we bought some of them. They are roasted in a 120 year old roaster. We also bought some peanuts. We munched on some of the pecans and agreed that they are delicious.

After our sightseeing walk, we headed back to the car and drove back to Shady Acres Campground for a simple meal - hamburgers with sweet corn. Life on the road is going just fine. We have traveled 583 miles since we left home yesterday morning and are adjusting quite well to our RV lifestyle.

Tomorrow we are going to Bellingrath Gardens which is the #1 tourist attraction in the area.

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