Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mobile/Saraland
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Seven years ago when we were here, we had put a Walmart location into our GPS to do some shopping. This was at a place called "Pass Christian", when we got to the point that Walmart was supposed to be located all we found was a cement slab Katrina had wiped out the building and most of the coastline including the boardwalk that followed the beach. Houses near the water had been devastated.
So much re-building work has happened ...
From the Florida panhandle, we began our jaunt along the Gulf coast, stopping for a night in Mobile, AL. Now to be honest, we hadn't really been planning on this stop originally. That arctic freeze in Florida ended up changing our route and once again, we were very grateful for the serendipity that allowed us to discover the USS Alabama memorial park. As any of our friends/family would confirm, we generally prefer butter to guns. But the sheer enormity of a real battleship ...
... to preserve the history of Mobile.
Some general comments concerning our visit: Mobile was originally founded in 1702 by the French and was eventually annexed to the United States via the Louisiana Purchase. Most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, Louisiana but, in fact, Mardis Gras actually originated in Mobile, Alabama, and is much more family- friendly than the hedonistic event that goes on in New ...
... two sides, I had potato and gravy and coleslaw. Way too much food, I was fine only to snack on a pork and beans can. We dropped into the CVS and bought some chewing gum for after breakfast when they have taken your bags, you breath gets a bit manky because you have already cleaned your teeth and just eaten breakfast thereafter. We need some ear buds too. I wanted to explode after that and was ****** off apt myself because I shouldn't have even gone out with Andrew. Anyway ...
... The room was spacious (and we just had the smallest room...studio not a suite). The bed was fabulously comfortable. Everything was modern and in top shape. The breakfast bar was very clean and well stocked and had a lot of options including waffles and strawberries and cream! There was also eggs and sausage and bacon and bread option, coffee, juices. It was a good set up and a beautiful open area. I have nothing I could ...