Tuesday, June 11, 2013
A couple of months ago Jack's family had made plans for a get together in Mobile, AL, which is their hometown, so a brief little vacation for us was nice since things have been a little crappy lately. We took off early Friday morning and immediately got stuck in a traffic jam in Birmingham. After about an hour of sitting in traffic we finally were able to get off the highway and by taking some back roads, got back on below the snarl. We made pretty good time after that.
The photo above was taken as we were getting close to Mobile. I have always loved these big steel bridges.
It's just a cool design I guess.
Seems like the photos never do the span and scale justice though.
We spent Friday night at Jack's brother's house and then ended up heading for Dauphin Island come Saturday morning. Jack's niece had rented a house for the week and was gracious enough to invite us all down there for the day and into Sunday. This photo above is on the bridge going to Dauphin Island.
The weather was absolutely beautiful Saturday and we had a great time. I swam and just kicked back on the beach for a few hours. That afternoon Jack and I went kayaking on the sound side of the island, which is much calmer waters. That was a lot of fun too. We were going to go floundering but a big storm came in about sundown so that put the kibosh on those plans. Maybe next time. Sunday morning saw more storms coming in so we all headed for the hills and Jack and I made it home about 4:00 in the afternoon. The chickens were overjoyed to see us.
The Curse of Crappiness resurfaced the night we got home but for a couple of days things were pretty good. I immersed myself in salt water, indulged my taste for raw oysters and let the sun shine upon me. The oysters were a treat from Jack and I got a little too much sun but it was all nice at any rate.