Visiting family/folks in Fairhope? What's that area like? ("azz crack"?) I'm looking for a tax friendly place near the water to retire someday. Maybe Gulf Shores. Don't know.
I was stationed in P'cola in the early 80's and enjoyed it. Made several trips to Biloxi/Pascagoula in the early 90s for work. My daughter's attending U of A in Huntsville and working on her Masters. She graduated from last May from VA Tech with a degree in meteorology. Only made the drive to Huntsville once - last August to help her move in. Never been to that part of the state before.
Have a good trip.
Visiting the P's. My mom was born in Fairhope. It's is a great retirement villiage. Tons of old rich geezes surrounded by hospitals and retirement homes. Lot's of arts and craft.
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I just got back. I'm always limited on what I can do and where I can go, because of time. I hung with the P and M until they take a nap, then went to the art fest. Which was really good, expensive crap, but good. There were two young men (brothers it appeared) playing identical guitars. they were great, and the guitars were the most beautiful I've seen
I took a pic of a sign on top of a bar. but came out unrecognizable. They won the "Nappie Award". on top of the sign was a cartoon monkey peeking over. I ask the owner how they could get away with such racist crap, other than there's no blacks allowed in except to work. He said he never thought of it dat way befo.
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The guitars look nice from what I could see. Had been playing the banjo (claw hammer style) for several years and thinking of taking up guitar until surfing bug bit me
Like that wood gator. Something like that might make a cool-looking small boat or canoe. Have flames coming out its nostrils....Heck, it's getting late and I'm getting stupid.
Never thought much about Alabama until my daughter moved and started going to school there last August. Love the Gulf coast, but surfing might be more limited. Wife is afraid of FL.
Surfing would definately be more limited, but if your retired you could be on it when its good. It does get good but our window for good swell +good wind is really small so it is a 911 fuking emergency to be there when its right. My job allows me to be there alot but Ive missed my share as well. If you were retired then your golden. Plus only four hours to Jax.