Friday, February 15, 2008
Mobile, Alabama - a couple caches there
Finally went to Mobile, Alabama, and picked up a couple caches. First was Confederate Dead (GCJCAV). This is in a confederate cemetery which is part of a larger cemetery. Kinda neat. Then, wandered down to the USS ALABAMA for a cache of the same name (GC11Q6E) and a virtual, NIDUS (GC98D1)which is an object on display on the grounds of the park the Alabama is in. This was only a tiny portion of the caches available on an easy bike ride through Mobile. Nice flat riding of the kind my old bones and muscles appreciates. The USS Alabama is run and maintained by a private group and you can take tours on it for $10 per person. I went to the gift shop for free instead. There was an interesting looking guy who had been a POW and was selling and signing his book there. Also, went to a restaurant called the Blue Gill that is near the battleship. It was pretty good but best was the Sunday evening music they had in the back room of the Blue Gill. Really nice. We stayed for three nights at Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast which is on the National Register of Historic Places and in one of the beautiful historic districts of Mobile. The hosts were great and very interesting to talk with and the food was good. Want to go back when its closer to swimming season there and enjoy the pool and look around at all of the interesting things in the house some more. Would also be neat to go back when there are parades in front of the house which is on Government Avenue. There is also a Mardi Gras parade and a marathon which pass the house. There were so many neat things to see in Mobile that one could go back every year and see new and different things.