Outlaw is a cool name. So is Battle House... Mobile, Alabama is fun to explore.
The Outlaw Convention Center in downtown Mobile Alabama is next to an interesting train crossing that doesn't have a train horn... There's irony in that because you cross the tracks to park in the parking lot off the docks.
I know because I parked there to snap the shots... ;-)
The Battle House hotel is directly across the street. Psst... Another cool name for a building (and my kids would love this place - you can walk to the park when not watching for trains and boats to pass you by - silly grin).
There are a number of interesting little parks to check out too...
The architecture of Battle House and the Outlaw Convention Center made me kinda want to go in just to see how much nautical stuff I could find but I kept getting distracted by the huge boats floating past traffic (sigh).
"Alabama the beautiful" has a lot of neat distractions. This boat was surprisingly quiet, which would be a bona fide distraction to a gawking New Yorker on vacation perplexed and intrigued by technology (yes, I'm ubergeeky - LOL). I think that's why I was sort of stunned while watching it quietly float by. Traffic appeared to make more noise than it did. Think of it as my brain locking down while looping, "Oooooooo... shiny..." (LOL).
I'm glad I decided to take a driving break and stretch my legs downtown because I really enjoyed wandering about Moble Alabama (and being awed by their quiet boats). There were a lot of nifty little surprises waiting for people to discover and ooogle (like this unusual sculpture and historic plaques/houses).
Did I forget to mention stellar snackage? My bad. Spot of Tea is fabulous people. Go check them out. It's located across the street from the Portier House.
Caffeine and sugar are a few of my fave things. Just sayin' ;-)
Disclaimer: Any comments and contributions provided on ActiveRain.com (or other electronic or print media) does not establish an agency relationship with any third party. Blog posts are intended to be informational only. Please be advised that real estate practices vary in regions and from state to state and market to market. The information contained herein does not constitute legal advice. All parties in need of legal, accounting, tax, or real estate guidance are directed to consult with the licensed professional of their choice. Please seek specific guidance from a retained professional in the specific field(s) required to service your interests. I and/or team blog writers make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site and its associated sites inclusive of but not limited to CarolynTannStarr.com MySpace/TannStarr 46486 NY Working Moms Examiner ActiveRain Group Club Chaos ClubChaosAgents.com CyberMinions.net CTannStarr Outside Blog CTannStarr Localism Blog TannStarr.net UberMental.com
© Carolyn Tann-Starr, 2008-2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the re-blog authors (when appropriate)and Carolyn Tann-Starr is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Carolyn Tann-Starr, (the re-blog authors when appropriate) and Wordy C's Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.