Category Alabama

KC Wedding – Natchez Trace, Part Five

April 27 – May 9 We left Tuscumbia with a moderate seven-hour day ahead of us that would get us more than halfway to Galveston and our date with orthopedic destiny.  Our stop that night would be at the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western in Hammond, Louisiana, the chain’s budget level offering in their […]

KC Wedding – Natchez Trace, Part Four

April 27 – May 9 As planned, we spent the morning taking care of errands leaving the afternoon free to do the one thing we’d come here for, that is to tour one of the famous sound studios in the area.  There are three available, but the two worth visiting are: FAME Studios and Muscle […]

KC Wedding – Natchez Trace, Part Three

April 27 – May 9 On the way to the entrance to the Trace we stopped, as mentioned in the prior post, for a couple of really, really good donuts at The Donut Shop Café, a combo donut shop and small café serving breakfast items.  We polished off two of those bad boys plus kept […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Mobile, Al

November 9-10 A good day’s drive of seven hours took us along familiar territory, west on I-10 across the Florida panhandle to land in Daphne, Alabama, sitting across Mobile Bay from Mobile itself.  Originally we had planned to camp closer to town for three nights at Meaher State Park which we used in 2016 (https://3jmann.com/2016/05/07/south-east-spring-swing-mobile-part-one/), […]

New Orleans 2019 – Part Four

October 19 – 24 I dropped Dillon off at the airport early Monday for his return home and later in the morning the rest of us walked to Magazine Street to check out Ghost Manor, a Halloween-inspired house decorated for the season that features music, animatronic skeletons, flying ghouls, and other ghoulish images.  Unfortunately for […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part One

October 11 – 23 Five short days after returning from Oak Island Joanna and I set out for Lafayette, Louisiana to join up with Adventure Cycling and ride their week long Ragin’ Cajun Country tour.  To break up the 12 hour drive we decided to make a slight detour to Huntsville, Alabama, drop in on […]

Alabama Wedding, Part Five

May 7-15 With the nuptials to attend later in the day, we figured we’d do some sightseeing in the morning followed up by a hike, then return to the house to relax and clean up before heading to the wedding. Our first stop on the way to Fort Morgan, our focus for the morning, was […]

Alabama Wedding, Part Four

May 7-15 We arrived in Orange Beach late in the afternoon, after an easy ride down the interstate, turning convoluted when our Garmin sent us on city streets through Mobile for no apparent reason, somewhat paralleling the I-10 which we would pick up once we passed through downtown and emerged from one of the two […]

Alabama Wedding, Part One

May 7-15 A little over a week after our return from the Cycle North Carolina beach weekend, we embarked on a week long journey to Memphis, Tennessee and Orange Beach, Alabama. The latter part of this trip had been long planned, as we were to attend the wedding of Leigh and James. Readers may recall […]

South East Spring Swing, Mobile Part Two

March 27-30 Our plan for this trip had been to try and get a number of bike rides in after we left New Orleans, both Mobile and our next destination, Tallahassee, offering numerous possibilities.  But with the cold/allergy thing I had going riding was out and so we drove into Mobile to take the walking […]