Saturday, October 6, 2012


Spanish Fort, Alabama...

Yahoooo! Made it safe and sound! Let's see Mom and I were just talking about how long it took us to get here! We actually left the driveway at my house straight up 7:30 a.m. and arrived in Spanish Fort, Alabama at 6:30 p.m. That's 11 hours! Not to bad! Usually, there is some kind of traffic back up that we have to wade through that has in past taken hours to get through. Not this time! Smooth sailing the whole way! Even the traffic in Baton Rouge, LA wasn't bad. Over all a great drive.

 I gave up on the ipad-blogging thing because I let it get the best of me! SO I put it away and started reading about St. Bernadette. Why, I have no idea! But, I love history and loved reading about her life. Reading...something that I used to do so often and love and never get the chance any more! Hence, the misspelled words, etc. LOL!

I want to show you a couple of pictures and then I'm off to do another post about the Some Of My Favorite Things Game! Yahooo!....Really, just wanted to say I was here safe and sound... Here's some  shots from my cell phone I took along the way...

Giddings, Texas

A Cute little Cottage In Giddings, Texas

 USS Alabama Battleship  Mobile, Alabama

Another shot of the  USS Alabama Battleship  Mobile, Alabama

Pretty Shot Looking Back Towards Mobile...Spanish Fort, Alabama

Does anyone know what these are?  I love them.  A wild flower looking plant that has elongated bulbous pods when the flower drops off!  Very pretty!  Knowing my luck they are poisonous and I had to grab a pod or two for growing purposes!

Well, That's it folks!  Have an awesome night and be back in a second with the game post...

The Gentleman Crafter


  1. Nice photos Jim hope you are enjoying yourself!

  2. Thanks for sharing your journey Jim, I believe that flower is a snap dragon

  3. Happy to hear you made it safe and sound!!

  4. I agree with Purplegirl...the flower looks like a snap dragon. Love the pics...keep'em comin'. Get some rest and safe travels tomorrow!

  5. I think I recognize that plant :) But then being a horticulturist might have a little to do with it lol. It looks like Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea (Wild yellow long bract false indigo - aka yellow broom), found from Maine to Minnesota and south from Florida to Louisana. Looks like the trip is fun and beautiful! Keep those plant pictures coming (and if you picked any of those seed pods off the indigo plant, be sure to send some to me please :})

  6. I am wondering if it isn't a Showy Rattlebox because of the long pods. They are common to Alabama which is where I assume you took the picture.

  7. I believe the flowers are wild Sweet Peas.

  8. Lovely photos, glad you had a good trip.

  9. Glad you had a good trip and I love the photos, especially with the sun setting! Enjoy!

  10. Those flowers are pretty, but I've no idea what they are - sorry.

  11. Sounds like a nice drive, a lot of stopping, stretching, and picture taking. Thanks for sharing your travels.


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