Saturday, March 12, 2011

Glimpse ~ Fairhope, Alabama

Upon Arrival (Wednesday) in Mobile ~ I stopped immediately to eat some good, old-fashioned southern cooking. We're talking ribs, baked beans and mac & cheese.
PS- Did you catch the post before this one? If not - please do to see the pics from Pensacola

After spending a day visiting TV stations ~ I made my way back across the causeway to Fairhope. It is located across the Bay from Mobile (and is in Baldwin County - a territory I cover.) I stayed at this historic Hampton Inn.. Charming City.
After I got settled in at the hotel ~ I went for a walk around the block and stumbled upon this little salon. Seriously - the most charming place.

All of the trees in the entire downtown were completely decked out with twinkle lights. It was like a little magical fairyland!

One block from my hotel was a tiny French Quarter.

I stopped by Buck's Diner for dinner. Ecletic is an understatement. Overpriced - definitely.

What you see here is - Tomato Basil soul (divine!) corn fritters, mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole. Yes - soooooo many carbs. Dieters.. just look away.

Thursday morning I met our fundraising team at the USS Alabama to scope out the scene where the next Heart Walk will be held.

Afterwards, the girls suggested Tacky Jacks for lunch. It's located on the waterfront - across from the USS Alabama.

This is the face of a girl who has probably gained about 10 pounds on this trip.

That afternoon I made it back to Fairhope (late afternoon) in time to see the town in the day. Again, went walking..

Who said Alabama was ugly? ;-)
This is actually a restaurant in a green house!
I sat here waiting to meet up with my mom (who had spent the afternoon shopping!)

Mom & I were both in heaven - it was an art supply store/book store/coffee shop!

Back in the hotel - wearing my WW pajamas and checking on emails..

Friday morning (early) - I drove over to the pier in Fairhope before heading over to Mobile. The sea gulls were lined up.

One of the boats on Mobile Bay

It was cold - had to thrown on my little black wrap - but did manage to grab a shot to prove I was there!

The sun definitely warmed things up a bit..

That's the end of my tour in Fairhope/Mobile, Alabama. Next post ~ New Orleans!


Jo-anne "Blossy" said...

Great photos. It looks very pretty. I wish I was travelling with you :)
Enjoy the rest of your trip!

becca said...

you are so lucky to get to travel i want to be able to do that

Anonymous said...

You look so great in all these photos of you :-)


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