Goldenrod Flowers

Once the State Flower of Alabama Are goldenrods weeds? You decide for yourself. I’m always delighted by the golden glow of autumn while driving around the coast to my favorite haunts this time of the year. The goldenrod flowers here in South Mobile County, Bayou La Batre, AL, and Coden, AL, really put on a …

prepping pets for hurricane season

Prepping Pets for Hurricane Season

June through November is hurricane season here on the Gulf Coast. If you’ve lived here for any amount of time, you know how important it is to always be ready for the unexpected when it comes to storm season. Don’t forget to include plans for your pets when making your preparations. Prepping pets will give …

benefits of eating shrimp

Benefits of Eating Shrimp

Shrimp Increases Healthy Cholesterol Despite the fact that there 166 mg of cholesterol in a 3 oz. serving of shrimp, recent studies have shown that there are many benefits of eating shrimp. It appears that consuming shrimp will increase your LDL cholesterol, which is the type of cholesterol you want to reduce if you are …

Upright Piano Digital Conversion

Beautiful Bargain Well it is pretty much official now, I can never move again. I wouldn’t be able to afford the movers’ fees now that I have not one, but TWO old upright pianos. This lovely old upright piano had been sitting at the back of the Tillman’s Corner Goodwill store for weeks and when …

Pensacola Lighthouse Beach Front

How many miles is the US Gulf Coastline?

Together, the five US states that border the Gulf of Mexico have 1,632 miles of general coastline according to a published abstract from the U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2011. This does not take into account all areas of land in those states that are part of the tidal area. I …

Le Pavillon Hotel in the French Quarter

New Orleans French Quarter

I have always enjoyed visiting New Orleans, especially the French Quarter.  I went often as a teenager and young adult because my aunt and her family lived there. I recently had an opportunity to go back for a visit to attend a relative‚Äôs wedding and was reminded of what a vibrant and beautiful city it …

Oaks of Alba

Bayou La Batre natives and visitors are all familiar with the sight of the four mighty oaks that grace the front lawn of Peter F. Alba Middle School, but few know the history of the oaks. Alba school, named in honor of the captain and land-owner that donated the property, opened in 1918 and was …