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Got Mardi Gras? That’s right. Mobile, Alabama is actually where the first Mardi Gras was observed in the New World. It was 1703.


Open your eyes at certain intersections in Mobile and you’ll swear you are in New Orleans. Yet, Mobile is a f-a-r stretch from all that New Orleans is. Mobile is it’s own entity and has its own personality. Steeped in the ways of the South, Mobile is as hospitable as the day is long. Want a truly Southern experience? Visit Mobile. Stroll Dauphin Street, visit Bellingrath Gardens, Fort Conde, and the USS Alabama Battleship. Sip coffee at Satori, buy boiled peanuts at A & M, then sit in the square. Step into Beinville Books, Inside Up, and Three Georges. Want Soul Food? It’s here. Try Mama’s, Soul Kitchen or the Big Time Diner. For Oysters, there’s no address than Wintzell’s for ‘baked, fried, or naked”. When the lights go down, the place to be in the Dewdrop Inn, Alabama Music Box, or The Blind Mule.

No trip to Mobile would be complete without a drive along Hwy 98. The scenic drive to the East Shore is extraordinary, as is Dauphin Island, Five Rivers Delta, Chacolochee Bay and Park. A favorite with locals is the Saenger Theater, Sea Lab, Space 301, and Burris Farm Market.

Julia, Brandon, Jeremy, John Ross & Suzy, thanks for the pancake party & love-filled sendoff from Mobile. I love you guys!!



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