Av loves Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile. Me too.
In the very back of the picture above (isn’t Shug a cutie!?) you can see some little reddish-colored buildings – those are the Tennessee Valley Floating Condominiums. Some pics of the interiors are here. We were thinking that when the boys get a little bit bigger, it might be fun to rent one for a weekend. So much more interesting than a hotel room! Of course, staying in one of the state park chalets or cabins in G’ville might be fun for them too.
Next we went downtown to Fant’s, which has been there *forever*. Forever-forever. It’s still got the old creaky wooden floors and it’s a *real* department store, with men & women’s clothes, home furnishings, toys, fabric, you name it.
There were so many things to see on the way back home…this old house falling in:
And who else but Bear Bryant carved out of a poplar log standing guard out by Highway 79 about 20 miles south of Guntersville, at Liberty Produce in Blount County:
The last time we had gone to the Swann bridge was before either of the boys were born, so we drove over to show them – this is the longest surviving covered bridge in Alabama:
It’s 324 feet long, was built in 1933, and has all this latticework…
…it goes over the Locust Fork (which is also the name of a nearby town) of the Black Warrior River:
I’ve posted about the three covered bridges in Blount County before – and here’s a pic from then, from standing on the riverbank:
There’s a list of covered bridges in Alabama here.