Out of my comfort zone

My solo trip to Mobile, Alabama on Aug 19, 2017, was an exciting one. The experience of driving; especially by myself, was intimidating at first but then I decided fear is not going to be an option for me anymore.

My Journey…

I left Mississippi on a Saturday early afternoon on US49 to US98, I saw the Sweet Home Alabama sign around 4 pm. The drive was only about 4 hours, which was fine with me because I wanted to sightsee. On my journey the traffic was light, the drive was nice but I did encounter some storms in a couple spots in Mississippi; however, I made it to Mobile, Alabama safely.

Now I’m in Mobile…

I researched places to see before visiting Mobile and the first stop on my list was the Cathedral Basilica. Walking in was beautiful and people were in the midst of prayer. I sat quietly -taking in what I had only seen on TV; it was so peaceful, and the statues of Jesus and Mary were breathtaking. After leaving…I walked around on Dauphin street, I saw a strip of stores and restaurants on both sides of the street, but since I was late…many stores were closed already. As walked around, I became hungry -wanting some good ole BBQ. There was a BBQ place named Dreamland that was 10 mins away from where I was standing, which was on the list of “popular and affordable restaurants” on google. The reviews I read were great and the prices were good enough for me. As I entered Dreamland, the environment was laid back every one eating and talking. I was then greeted by a cheerful waitress named Sheryl and she was wonderful. She was so nice and helpful…she told me about the Big daddy tea, which I agreed to get along side the half rack rib plate. Oh, my goodness is all I have to say. The ribs were juicy, tender, and meaty. I got full off the ribs before I had a chance to touch my sides, which was the mac-n-cheese and baked beans (homemade sauce), and I topped off with a banana pudding for dessert.

Stomach full…ready for more sites.

I went to the Mobile Convention Center, which was also closed but I still took some great pictures of the ships, the history, and the water. The peacefulness I felt while taking in the scenery was amazing. The weather wasn’t hot nor cold but just right with a light breeze off the water.

My notes:

Before visiting Mobile or anywhere, research extensively. I didn’t and didn’t get a chance to truly experience the storefront shops and boutiques, but I still had an opportunity to experience the essence of Mobile, Alabama.
If you have visited Mobile, tell us about your journey and the places you enjoyed. See you soon.

www.mobileconventions.com
www.cityofmobile.org

 

 

Shonda D Taylor
taylorshonda27@hotmail.com

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