|The view out our window yesterday|
Where do you go if you live in New Orleans, where everybody else in the world goes? We went to Alabama. It was as exciting as it sounds and that suited us just fine.
We stayed at a bed and breakfast, naturally. We didn't know it when we made the reservation, but Trip Advisor ranks the B&B we stayed at as #2 in the whole country. We can see why. What a pleasant surprise. Point Clear Cottages. Now you know.
Talking to our fellow innkeeper this morning, he said he was very blessed in this life. One of the blessings he counted was, "I've lived my whole life in Fairhope, Alabama." I can't comment on the other things he listed, but I have to agree with that one. What a gem of a town. We didn't know anything about it before we arrived but after a visit to the local history museum, we sure know a lot about it now.
In the past, people have asked us what there is to do in Mobile, AL. Since we hadn't been there, all we could say is that we didn't know. We went yesterday. We're still not sure what to do. Instead of staying in Mobile, go down the east shore of the bay a spell and stay in Fairhope. Stay at the Point Clear Cottages if you can. There are only two cottages, so you have to book early. Go during off season, which is anytime but summer. You have a fair hope of reserving a spot in January. The weather was gorgeous while we were there.
Now that we're back home, Frau Schmitt and I were looking at one of the paintings in our lobby. This one:
|I love New Orleans|
À votre santé,
La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast.