Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Fairhope Day

With our time at Rainbow Plantation winding down, Gerri & I decided to have a casual day just seeing and doing some of the things we want to before we leave for the season. We set out toward Fairhope with a detour through Point Clear which is a community on the east side of Mobile Bay. There we ran across the Grand Hotel. This hotel has been in operation since 1847 and is a leading resort destination nestled among million dollar bayside estates. There is also a small marina there. From there we headed on to Fairhope just off the shore of beautiful Mobile Bay.

We stopped at the Fairhope Museum which depicts a cross section of Fairhope’s history. Fairhope is a utopian style community with a vast array of shopping, dining, city parks and brick paved sidewalks accented with seasonal award winning landscapes. Since it was quite windy and cool, we just drove through downtown and some of the surrounding streets including the Scenic Highway 98. There are many older homes with beautiful trees and landscapes.


We got back to the plantation and rested for awhile and then headed up to the clubhouse for the afternoon social. On the way up there we stopped to visit Randy and Terry and were having so much fun visiting, we missed the social. Well, since we were visiting with them, we had our own social. We left around 5 pm because Randy was playing in The Baldwin Pops later that night.
When we got back to the rv, we got ready ourselves to go to the Baldwin Pops which was going to be at the Fairhope Civic Center. Since Darrell and Judy, Mike and Peggy were going too, Darrell graciously asked us to ride with them. The Civic Center was packed for the concert, and it was an incredible concert. There were about 65 members of the orchestra and they played magnificent. The performance is strictly a volunteer performance because they love to play.
There is so much to see and do in this area; we have not been able to do it all. I just guess we will have to return next year…………yea!!!!

2 comments:

Margie M. said...

Sounds like a really great day. The concert must have been wonderful, too. Thanks for the views in Fairhope. We've never been there (or heard of it, and now we have).

sue and doug said...

looks and sounds like you had a great tourist day!!..nice photo layouts!!..thanks for sharing your day with us