Category Alabama

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 […]

South East Spring Swing, Mobile Part One

March 27-30 It began to rain pretty hard Sunday morning making the ride out to the airport to drop Lyndsay off a challenge with foggy conditions severe enough that staying in the lane was difficult.  We returned to the house to finish cleaning up, run a load of laundry (we’d forgotten to turn on the […]

South East Spring Swing, Birmingham

March 12-13 Our plan for the next three plus weeks is to spend a week getting to New Orleans, a week there, and then ten days or so working our way home.  First stop of the trip was a repeat of last year, two nights with our good friend Carolyn in Birmingham, Alabama.  This is […]

ACUI San Antonio – A Little Taste of Texas

April 4-17 I’d been contemplating attending the annual ACUI Conference in San Antonio since last fall, and after some deliberation and talking with my former boss Jim, decided to give it a go, particularly since neither Joanna or I had spent any time in Texas. We both viewed it as an opportunity to introduce ourselves […]

Holiday 2014 – The Long Drive East, Part Two

January 26-30, 2015 Compared to our first couple of days on the road, our drive to Mobile seemed short at about six hours. Interstate 10 takes you past New Orleans and through Bayou Country, miles upon miles of swamp bordering each side of the highway. A stop at a Chik-fil-A netted us a chicken sandwich, […]