At this point we were plenty hungry. Stephen googled for a restaurant in Mobile that might be famous or unique. We just didn’t want to eat at a chain type restaurant. He found one called Dew Drop Inn. Although no longer owned by the original founder, George L. Widney, it claims to be almost unchanged through the years. Its claim to fame is its hot dogs, cheeseburgers and home made onion rings and chili.
Mobile native, Jimmy Buffett, is suppose to have eaten at this restaurant many times and claims it has the best cheeseburgers in the country. In fact, the cheeseburgers here inspired his “cheeseburger in paradise” song. By the time we finished eating it was 4:00 and we decided it was a little late to tour the USS Alabama. That would have to be another day.
On our way home, which took us across the bridge on I-10, we decided to show Stephen a little of the quaint town of Fairhope. We drove through town and down to the pier at Fairhope where we walked out on the pier and managed to view the most beautiful sunset.
This was a most wonderful day spent together as a family touring and learning more about this great country and its history. Life is good.