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Heading West

Heading West

Now that we're down to more southern latitudes, we're enjoying warmer weather. We're contemplating putting away the cold weather gear for a while and de-winterizing the camper. Our plan at this point is to begin moving westward but not too quickly. For now we're doing...

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Felix’s Fish Camp Reprise

Felix’s Fish Camp Reprise

In early July 2004 we and CJ were road tripping from St Petersburg to Arlington for a family reunion. We overnighted in theMobile area and had a wonderfully memorable sunset dinner at Felix's Fish Camp where we scored a table looking out over a spectacular sunset over...

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D Day + 70 Years

D Day + 70 Years

This USS Alabama, a World War II battleship is permanently berthed at Battleship Park just east of Mobile, Alabama. We first saw her as a fog shrouded profile in the early morning light on Saturday February 20, 1971 as we were enroute to Mardi Gras in Steve's 1964...

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Seeking Uncle Beeswax

Seeking Uncle Beeswax

Karen's great great great uncle lived in Mobile, Alabama and though he died in 1877 his name and face are familiar to Mobilians even today. He was Admiral Raphael Semmes of the Confederate States of America. His statue has stood at the foot of Government for more than...

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At the Corner of Government…

At the Corner of Government…

And Washington or Scott Avenue. Actually the the main entrance to the public library in Mobile is on the other side from Government. No crown of kudzu in evidence, no sirens wailing, but we walked through the door from Gulf Coastal heat into the library quiet and...

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Lunch at Wintzell’s

Lunch at Wintzell’s

After a brief visit to Fort Conte, we sought repast to fuel further adventures afoot in Mobile. We followed recommendations that led us to Wintzell's and to order Blackened Redfish Bienville and Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce. Quintessentially Mobile. Yum!

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Mobile Bay

Mobile Bay

We're camped at Meaher State Park on Battleship Parkway on Mobile Bay. The breeze is glorious and the sunset was lovely. We really enjoyed walking the pier as we made phone calls and set up plans for weekends with family members in Santa Fe and San Francisco.

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County Road One

County Road One

From a US Highway to a state highway and now to a county road. It's not just blue highways, it's back roads in Alabama. We're headed to Meaher State Park on US-90 just east of Spanish Fort and east of Mobile.

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US-11

US-11

Gadsden to Mobile: GPS tells us to take I-59 but in contrarian manner we're traveling US-11. It's an old friend. In Virginia it's known as Lee Highway. We've met some nice people at the local BB&T and at Sneaky Pete's. Now to navigate our way through Birmingham...

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Noccalula Falls

Noccalula Falls

As we pulled into Gadsden, Alabama and approached Noccalula Falls Park, we realized we'd once before been here. This time we camped here and can recommend it as a nice place to camp. It was an easy walk from the campground to the park where we enjoyed the falls, the...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!