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….

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…

Pizitz Festival of Trees

We had heard that the Pizitz Food Hall was hosting a festival of trees for the holiday season. We went there for lunch after church one Sunday in December. After lunch we went looking for the trees. What we found were decorated wooden trees on the sidewalk outside. They were all decorated differently. Some of…

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Since we are chasing the spirit of Christmas this year, we decided that we would check out the Christmas lights at the Birmingham Race Course. Since we didn’t know what to expect, we searched online to try to determine how long it takes to go thru the displays, but we couldn’t find any suggestions. When…

Christmas at Eddie’s Florist

Since we were in Tennessee for a long weekend we decided to check to see if Eddie’s Florist in Henegar had their Christmas trees up yet, and they did. So we decided on the way home that we would make our 2nd trip to see their beautiful trees. We found them a few years ago…