Get Outside – Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

The Little Zoo that Could! On our recent trip to Orange Beach we decided to visit the zoo. We hadn’t been before, so off to the zoo we went with face masks on and camera in hand. We had to wear our face masks in any of the closed areas, but not while walking around…

Final Flight

On November 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. we were able to stand on the beach at Orange Beach and see the final flight of the 6 F/A-18 A/B/C/D “Legacy” Hornets of the U. S. Navy Blue Angels. This was the final flight of these jets and the transition to the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet platform….

Elvira’s Cafe

Do you have a favorite vacation spot? Do you have a favorite restaurant at that vacation spot? When the mountains are calling, we enjoy visiting the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area. One of our recent restaurant finds is Elvira Cafe’s in Wears Valley. I say recent, but we’ve been there 3 or 4 times already….

Go Where the Road Takes You!

I had heard about a new consignment store opening in Oneonta, AL. Friends had been posting on Facebook about the shirts they have in their booth. So we went opening weekend to check it out. We went on Sunday afternoon and shopped at the store. We found that most things in the small town are…

Get Outside – Southeast Alabama

We took a trip to Dothan, AL in August to be with the family. While there we decided to take a trip to the Eufaula Wildlife Refuge. Well it turned out to be an eventful trip. We weren’t sure where we are going so we put it in the maps on one of our phones…

Get Outside – Huntsville Botanical Garden

My birthday happened during COVID-19. Restaurants had reopened to limited capacity, but the government was still requiring social distancing. So we again opted for an outdoor activity. For my birthday (which was on one of the triple digit heat days) we decided to go to Huntsville to visit their Botanical Garden’s. We made the 2…

Get Outside – Covered Bridges

We had plans for our 27th anniversary in April. Concert tickets were purchased and dinner plans were being thought about and then COVID-19 happened. The concert got postponed indefinitely and well dinner happened at home since all the restaurants were closed. We decided that since the governor said we could get outside and social distance…

An Ode to Mob-town (MOH Beel)

Sappy post alert! With all that’s going on in the world these days, it’s tough to recognize big events but life does go on. Amy and Tyler are moving on from Mobile, AL in their journey. Julie and I have come to like and appreciate the city of Mobile and all it offers, and not…

Divinity

Every time I see the divinity candy at Priester’s Pecans I think about Sonya. I remember being really young and at church we were to bring our favorite recipe and it was going to be put in a cookbook of sorts. I may actually still have it somewhere, I’ll have to look for it the…

Discovering the Pinta and Nina

Back in November, we saw an article that replicas of the Pinta and Nina would be docking in Mobile, AL. Since we often visit Amy and Tyler there, we wanted to check them out while there. We had traveled down for the annual University of Mobile Christmas Spectacular so the timing worked out for our…