This trip would take us first to Rotolo's Pizza in Fairhope for light lunch using the free appetizers coupons we were given at the Oyster Fest earlier in the month. We wanted to be hungry when we went to Peter Blohm's restaurant, Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina, for dinner.
After lunch we drove to the Municipal Pier and garden area where Lexie and Ozzie ran without leashes on the grass and we took dozens of pictures. These are some of my favorites.
|Wayne, Lexie and Ozzie at the fountain in the garden area at the municipal pier.|
|With Lexie and Ozzie|
|Thorns among the roses. |
Pam, Joyce and me.
|Ozzie, Wayne, Ernie and Charlie.|
... Then across another street to Utopia Park where Joyce liked this giant steel seahorse so much she managed to lift it first onto her shoulder and the up... up... up... and over her head. I told her I'd take a picture if she could do it.
|Pop walking Lexie|
In World War II, the Grand Hotel property was turned over to the Army Air Force to use as a Maritime Training School with hotel floors referred to as "decks" -- time was kept by a ship's bell. More than 5,000 servicemen were trained on the property.
|The firing of the cannon at The Grand Hotel|
|Putting green and walkway overlooking Mobile Bay.|
|Ernie couldn't resist a put or two or maybe three...|
|The roses again. Making everything else look like weeds.|
|Sunset over Mobile Bay|
|I think Joyce captured this "Southern Belle at Tea Time" shot of yours truly. Thanks, Joyce.|
From The Grand Hotel, we backtracked to Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina north of Fairhope for dinner which was very good except that during dinner we received news that Pam's Mother had become ill and was taken to the hospital. Fortunately, she began improving quickly and is recovering at this writing.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us. We have a full day planned starting with late morning mimosas, a bit of photography and dinner reservations at Shipps Harbor Grill in Orange Beach.