Mom & Daughter Trip to Mobile, Alabama & Gulf Shores Days One & Two

Downtown Mobile Alabama #Mobile #Alabama

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some photos of the trip my daughter and I recently took.  We were staying in Mobile, Alabama for a few days so she could help out at a college orientation.  While we were there we took our afternoons and day off to visit places that were…well, not always close but “doable” from Mobile.  (Those are ships on the Mobile Bay in the background.)  BTW, I took all these photos with my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.

Downtown Mobile Alabama #Mobile #Alabama

First, I want to tell you about our hotel experience.  We stayed at the Hampton Inn in Downtown Mobile.  What a GREAT stay we had!!  When I checked in, they told me that they’d upgraded our reservation to a room with a balcony on the top floor.  It was AWESOME!  We sat on the balcony and enjoyed the views each morning <<< (our view of the bay)…and our morning view of downtown…

Downtown Mobile Alabama #Mobile #Alabama #hamptonInn

and evening.

Downtown Mobile Alabama #Mobile #Alabama #hamptonInn

It was a great location, central to everything we needed to do as well as being very close to all the roads taking us to Gulf Shores and New Orleans.  Plus, the person who cleaned our room left us that sweet note!  We were most fortunate to have been there when Panini Pete’s (as seen on Food Network) dropped off fresh beignet’s and lemon for the breakfast buffet.  What?!!  Yes.  I know.  It was SUCH A TREAT!  I tweeted Pete, so great was my love and appreciation for that yummy goodness.

#masonjar #felix #mobile #alabama

The first night we had dinner at Felix’s.  Frankly, I remember the food being better.  I thought you’d enjoy that photo of my drink in a mason jar.  #MasonJarLove I’ll probably go somewhere else the next time but we did have a pretty good view of the Mobile Bay…right over the top of these people.  Our view of the Intercoastal Waterway at Lulu’s the next day was MUCH better!

#GulfShores #Beach

The next day we went to the beach in Gulf Shores where I was super THIS.  First we stopped for lunch at Lulu’s.  Wait until you see what I ate.  Donuts were involved in the making of my meal.

LuLu Buffett Gulf Shores Restaurant #GulfShores #Lulus

I could say anything at all about this meal and it wouldn’t matter because all anyone wants to know about is that Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding, right?  Here’s what I have to say.  It’s as over the top as you’d imagine.  You cannot (or at least should not) eat the whole thing by yourself or risk dropping dead from a sugar overdose right into the Intercoastal Waterway and getting scooped out by a bunch of pelicans.  All that being said, it IS good!  It was on my list of “must do’s” and the waitress and I high fived about me getting to strike that off my list.  My daughter and I both liked it but after a few bites we called it done.  If you’re like me, you HAVE to try it and you should.  By the way, those may have been the best fried oysters I’ve ever had.  The cook was a genius.  Light breading, flavorful but didn’t mask the oysters.  Perfect.  Ditto on the shrimp.  It was my first time to Lulu’s.  I give it a thumbs up.  If you’re headed to Gulf Shores you should check LuLu’s out.  BTW, she’s Jimmy Buffett’s sister.

Coming soon…our trip to New Orleans.

I hope your summer is going great!

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  1. Lenore Tate says:

    So glad you enjoyed your visit in Mobile! – I live just a few miles north in Satsuma. I am originally from Oklahoma (my husband is from Satsuma) and Mobile is just a beautiful city. Did you know that Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile? There are usually about 25-30 parades during Mardi Gras in the Mobile area–and are very family friendly! Next time you are in the area, I would recommend The Original Oyster House on the Causeway. Food is always good and reasonably priced.

    I love reading your posts and enjoy your stamps, too! (BTW – I am the one who sent you the video of the Scottie pinwheel about a year ago)

    And don’t forget —- ROLL TIDE!!!

    Lenore Tate

    1. Hi Lenore!
      I did know that about Mardi Gras and I think it’s so cool. Years ago I toured the Mardi Gras museum there and fell in love with all the dresses and history. I took photos of Joe Cain’s grave and that cemetery too. Kinda weird probably…um…less weird in a New Orleans cemetery. LOL. I really like Mobile’s Mardi Gras parades. I haven’t been to one in a while and would like to try and get down there with my boys this year for the daytime ones. I will DEFINITELY try the Original Oyster House the next time I’m there. Thank you for that recommendation! I’m sure I’ll be down there again in the next few months, so I’m looking forward to trying it! 🙂

  2. I know you had a wonderful time. We also drove thru Mobile in June to Orange Beach & Gulf Shores. My husband was raised there and his Grandmother always took us out to Pier 4, which is now Felix’s. Just a lovely southern town. The Gulf is AMAZING too. Sounds like you had a great visit. Thanks for posting your nice pictures! Hugs

    1. Hi Cheryl!
      I didn’t know that Felix’s was previously Pier 4. I love learning things like that. I’m so glad you liked the pictures I shared! I can’t wait to share our little trip over to New Orleans! 🙂

  3. Blue Rose says:

    What a great view, so glad you had a great time. Loved the picture of the Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding…just looking at it made my teeth ache, but I’m sure it was all too yummy. Great beach. Can’t wait to see the next photos.

    1. Blue Rose,
      YES!!! That Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding probably gave everyone a cavity just looking at it. LOL! I’ll share the other photos soon. I got a few great shots in New Orleans. I can’t believe how well camera phones are these days. That’s all I used for my whole trip. Blows my mind! But…what great shots could I have gotten with my fancy camera? Maybe I’ll be brave and take it down there sometime. 😉

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