Sunday, February 15, 2009

The road is calling

We drove south about three hours on I-65 towards Mobile AL. Along the way we stopped at Walmart to buy milk and bread, and got a full tank of gas there for $1.70 per gallon.

In Mobile we stopped at Dr. Java for an iced mocha latte. This is a very hip coffee house with art for sale on the walls. We were very excited when we saw that they have shelves full of books for trading. We found nine books we wanted so we were able to unload nine of our already read books. It's almost too good to be true!

When we left there, down the road we started noticing there were a lot of people on the road and some streets were blocked. We stopped to ask and were told that there was a Mardi Gras parade tonight. By that time the parade was already an hour and a half late in starting. No one knew when the parade would really start and we were too hungry to stick around and wait, so sadly we moved on.

We drove east about another 25 minutes to Daphne AL. We went to see a place recommended on the show Diners, Drivethrus, and Dives. We found Manci's Antique Club, parked and went inside. The kitchen would be closing in about a half hour so we went ahead and ordered, and then walked around exploring the place.

There are tons of collections here, the whole place is covered with all kinds of stuff everywhere you look. They have cowbells, hotel keys, decanters, horseshoes, beehives, tools, thimbles, signs, pictures, and many other things. Every square inch is completely covered, everywhere you look you keep seeing new things you missed the first time.

For dinner we had the Manci Burger and the Manci Fries. The burger was simple, not the best we've had. The fries were covered in white cheese, bacon, and sour cream. Dipping them in ranch dressing, it was so hard to stop eating ...

After dinner, we drove south about 15 minutes to Fairhope AL, we drove around downtown looking for the next place we want to check out from the Diners, Drivethrus, and Dives show. This place is only open for lunch so we found a parking lot around the back, and parked for the night. Lucky enough, we found there was free wi-fi once we parked.

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