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... still over the Christmas holiday, since I like to put up our tree and stay put during the holidays.
(Dedicated to Michael
I have to
start this chapter with a tribute to a wonderful person.
heading to Florida, it was to be a joyous occasion with the wedding of a lovely
young lady we first met twelve years ago.
Back then she thought we may have been axe murderers and was hesitant
when her Mum and Dad invited us to stay with them for a short period of
time. Thankfully she changed ...
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 ...
... similar to those we saw in New Orleans.
The streets around Ft. Conde' are paved with bricks. There are houses and churches from the 1800’s. I closed my eyes and imagined the battles that were fought on this ground to protect homes and land. In my minds’ eye I can see hoop skirt and bonnet clad ladies sipping tea.
We enjoyed a shrimp ...