2014, Trip Two, March 16, Deep South

Sunday, March 16, Mobile AL

A slower paced day. A shorter posting.

After another great breakfast, we made Mass at a suburban Church where almost everybody was dressed up. A quick stop at Dunkin Donut and we were off to the Hank Williams museum. Since it is Sunday, our options were limited.

Hank Williams was an early country music star who died at age 29 on Jan. 1, 1953. This museum was put together by a long time fan and much of the material inside is on loan from others. We did not really know a lot about him and we spent about half an hour here. There are many old outfits, pictures, and record casings. Pleasant but not dramatic. No pictures allowed. He wrote over 200 songs in his short career, including “Hey,Good Lookin”, “Jambalaya”, “I Saw the Light”, and “Your Cheating Heart”.

Mardi Gras tree

Mardi Gras tree

So, it was on to Mobile where we are staying for three nights. We had rain this morning, it cleared up around noon, and then has been raining again in Mobile. Our three nights here are at Berney Fly B and B. The original home dates back to 1895. Luckily we are on the first floor.

Our inn keeper gave us details about the Mobile Mardi Gras which predates the one in New Orleans. I will leave those details for a later day after we visit the Mardi Gras museum here. However, I will give you a picture of the Mardi Gras tree located in the living room of the B and B. After January 6, the decorations change from Christmas to Mardi Gras.

Sunday dinner

Sunday dinner

Dinner was at Kitchen on George, excellent. I even tried the Jambalaya Shrimp Pasta and enjoyed it.

Ed and CHris 8:30 PM

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5 thoughts on “2014, Trip Two, March 16, Deep South

  1. Rebecca

    Hi. Glad to hear y’all made it safely to Mobile!  I enjoyed meeting y’all and hearing of your adventures.  You were a blessing to me. Thank you! Happy trails! RebeccaChris and Ed travel adventure wrote:

  2. Joyce

    Okay, I’m envious of your time in Mobile, sort of my second home. Be sure to enjoy all the beautiful live oaks. Although many have been damaged by hurricanes, they are still lovely. Be sure to go to the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay (across the Causeway–we always drove the Old Causeway, not the newer one) and visit Fairhope. It is just absolutely lovely! Great place to have lunch the day you leave on your way to Florida.

    • Got your comment while we were having lunch at Felix’s and had enough time to drive down to Fairhope on the scenic route. We would not have made it here otherwise since we will go to Destin via ferry over Mobile Bay from Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan. Thanks for the heads up.


  3. Joyce

    I have never been to Mardi Gras in Mobile; only in New Orleans. Should remedy that. More challenging now that all the family has left Mobile and live in Pensacola.

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