Day 5: Mobile and Pensacola
Trip Start Mar 25, 2012
9Trip End Mar 30, 2012
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Where I stayed
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Panama City Florida
Today I got up super early and drove from Mobile to Theodore, Alabama so I could check out Bellingrath Gardens. It cost $12 just to get into the gardens! They also have a house tour and a cruise around the lake, but I'm sure that would've ended up being like $35 all together. The gardens were really nice and well kept. There were a few school buses full of third graders and they were a little annoying and running around, so I sat down for like ten minutes hoping they would get ahead of me. There were lots of nice flowers in bloom. It took me about 2 hours and I didn't even walk around the entire place.
Once I left, I drove back up to Mobile to check it out. There's a nice park called Cathedral Plaza in the business district. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is there too. There are lots of little shops and restaurants around this area, but not much to see. I thought Mobile would be a little bit bigger and more busy with people than it was.
I set out for Pensacola on I-10 E