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    Greetings from Mobile, AL!

    We had, um, an adventurous time trying to get on the road today. It's a long story so I'll let Monello tell it because he likes that.

    Our campground is super cute! Only 41 spots, all landscaped and potted flowers; they have two small social pavilions set up with lounge chairs, tables, more potted plants. It's very inviting. They chalk everyone's name on their campsite - very welcoming and sets a nice tone.

    We got in fairly late because, well, we left really late. Had dinner at Dick Russell's BBQ - it was merely okay and I'm not happy with it being our Alabama BBQ representative. The meat was great, but it was covered in sauce that I thought was too sweet. But maybe that's how they do it in Alabama. I'm a Texas BBQ girl: naked smoked meat and you sauce it yourself with a lovely spicy concoction, but it doesn't need it. They did have killer amazing onion rings - quite possibly the best I've ever had. Crisp savory crust and the onion was slightly crunchy.


    Tomorrow I have to work, but hope to get everything knocked out so we can go exploring.
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    I thought you were, already, there. Like I said in another thread, I lived there for 4 years, and loved it. Hope you enjoy your stay.



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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I thought you were, already, there. Like I said in another thread, I lived there for 4 years, and loved it. Hope you enjoy your stay.
    What food is typical Alabama? Like Maine has lobster, Maryland has crabs, Louisiana has boudin. What does Alabama have as a claim to fame?

    What are some must see places? We are here for a long week so it's sort of now or never if we are going to see something down this way. It's going to be in the 90s all next week so I might want to do a few things that involve air conditioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    What food is typical Alabama? Like Maine has lobster, Maryland has crabs, Louisiana has boudin. What does Alabama have as a claim to fame?

    What are some must see places? We are here for a long week so it's sort of now or never if we are going to see something down this way. It's going to be in the 90s all next week so I might want to do a few things that involve air conditioning.
    As far as typical food, there is nothing Mobile is famous for other than traditional southern food like fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, biscuits/gravy, etc. I am not the best person to ask about where to dine out, because I have, rarely, done that all my life. But, I do recommend Wintzells Oyster House. I saw most of what there is to see in Mobile, but I found this site for you, which sums it up, nicely. https://alabama.travel/places-to-go/mobile

    As far as the heat and humidity, I lived in a house built in 1905 with no ac, just ceiling fans. I got used to it because I am from NOLA. My hair has always been frizzy. I lived in the neighborhood/vicinity of Oakleigh Manor. https://www.historicoakleigh.com/

    I hope y’all enjoy your time there. Safe travels.
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    It is hotter than blazing hell here. Temp says 82, but it feels a lot warmer than that.
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    What is going rate now for a site with full hookup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    It is hotter than blazing hell here. Temp says 82, but it feels a lot warmer than that.
    ahh yes...welcome to the central gulf coast in the summer. I've spent too many summer days working in the shipyards in Mobile, Pascagoula, Gulfport, Amelia, Huoma,..ick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoWhat View Post
    What is going rate now for a site with full hookup?
    Anywhere from $20 to $120 per night. Depends on where you go and how long you stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoWhat View Post
    What is going rate now for a site with full hookup?
    We are getting the weekly rate. Most weekly rates are about the same as 4-5 nightly rates. We try to stay for the entire month but we have to be in Texas by July 1st, so a week at 4 places works best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoWhat View Post
    What is going rate now for a site with full hookup?
    Or are you talking about specifically here? All About Relaxing RV Resort in Mobile rate is $392.40 for 9 days, full hookups, pull through.
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