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Mar 28, 2019 - Mobile

Another long day on the road. We covered the 44 miles in a little over an hour. We're actually in Theodore, AL. We've never had the opportunity to see any more of Mobile than what is visible from the highway. We're going to take tomorrow and nose around at little. So it's Friday now. We spent the day in Mobile. Touring the USS Alabama battleship museum filled a couple hours. There was more to see than our legs could handle getting us to. We followed up with a driving tour of the city and then taking the "scenic route" back to the...

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Dec 22, 2018 - Alabama

The rain has stopped, the sun is out so it's been a great day to travel. We spent 5 hours on the road and traveled 290 miles to Mobile, AL. We found a really nice little campground just off I-10 and West of Mobile. To make it even better, they told us about Loda Bier Garten and their very large selection of beverages on tap. The food wasn't bad either.

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Apr 30, 2017 - April 30th Day 2 of the Adventure

It was a leisurely start to Day 2 of our great adventure. We had discussed and agreed before leaving home that given the scope of this trip checking the weather and road conditions each day before starting out would be prudent. Today's weather channel made the days prospects seem a little grim. Our goal became to get to Mobile before the next line of storms. Despite the quasi urgency of making good travel time, we did make two detours. An aside here, all my life I've wanted to just go with the flow while traveling. I remember vividly one...

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Road Trip 2017

Jun 2, 2016 - Beautiful Bellingrath Gardens

We had a real treat this morning with a visit to Bellingrath Gardens and Home. It's June and the flowers are gorgeous in the gardens. The house was an unexpected surprise as each item in the house and the architectural features were fabulous. Walter Bellingrath was an early investor in the Coca Cola Company, buying a franchise in the early 1900s and holding a franchise for over 50 years. He began to have health issues. His doctor recommended he buy a fish camp that he had been looking at and learn how to play. With the work of Walter and...

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Jun 1, 2016 - Two Days in Mobile, Alabama

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...

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Nov 11, 2015 - Alabama and Louisiana

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...

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Nov 11, 2015 - Battleship USS Alabama

Wow! Today was so sunshiney and warm that I had to break out the toenail polish and go back to sandals. Whoohoo! The breeze off the Gulf was a nice touch, too. This is what we were craving! This is Veteran's Day, a time to honor all those who have served and sacrificed for our country and the freedoms we treasure. As the saying goes, "Freedom is not free." For Gary and I, this year's celebration was a unique, lump-in-the-throat kind of day. We began by driving Battleship Parkway to Battleship Memorial Park on the bay at Mobile. Long before...

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Aug 10, 2015 - Mobile Al

We are doing some exploring in our Ford Explorer. We drove 613 miles from Brandenburg to Mobile. We spent the night in a Drury Inn. Which used to be our favorite hotel. That is until we moved out on the road. It's hard to believe we are in our 5th year. The price is pretty resonable which included a dinner meal and breakfast. It's a lot different traveling at 23MPG than 9-10MPG. You might know we would be doing this since Diesel is at it's lowest prices we've seen.

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Don't wake me up

May 4, 2015 - Battleship Park in Mobile

May 4 Headed to Battleship Park to see the USS ALABAMA (1942-47) and the USS Drum (submarine). The ALABAMA has been well cared for and it is honestly awesome to walk the decks of such a storied ship. (To reach Battleship Park we crossed the bay on the 7.5 mile Jubilee Parkway Bridge - an impressive span that provides a "waterside" view of Mobile Bay.)

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Mar 23, 2015 - Guns and Gowns

Mobile, AL Battleship USS ALABAMA was the 6th ship of the US Navy named after the state of Alabama. It was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. The battleship measures 680’ from stem to stern, half as long as the Empire State Building is tall. Armed with 9, 16-inch guns in 3 turrets and 20, 5-inch, .38-caliber guns in 10 twin mounts, her main batteries could fire shells, as heavy as a small car, accurately for more than 20 miles. In fact, the ship is so massive, it is divided into 3 tours....

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Mar 22, 2015 - Gator hunting

Mobile, AL The American alligator does not live in saltwater but does live in the bayous of Mississippi. Even though it was a gray, overcast day and not likely to encourage gators to sun themselves on the banks (making for a highly visible alligator), Alligator Hunter Jim decided we needed to try to find one. Off we went. We drove to a suitable place on the coast, ended up turning around twice, and finally located a likely swamp area. So far our search had been conducted in a nice, comfortable car. Now we got out and braved the elements. We...

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Jan 6, 2015 - Mobile Bay

Started out the morning at Hazel's Nook for breakfast. Very friendly locals! Then drove over to Mobile, Alabama to tour the World War 11 USS Alabama Battleship and USS Drum Submarine. It made me really appreciate the service those young men did for their country. It was another nice sunny day and got to 70 Returned back to the campground in time for an impressive sunset.

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