Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Going To The Dogs

WHEN? Wednesday · September 15
WHERE? Mobile Greyhound Park

It was a day for us to "go to the dogs," "have a dog in the race," on a "dog day afternoon" and have a doggone good time!

Facilities were nice as evidenced by Mae Dean's great photography. I'm still worried about that "bronzed dog". Wendell explained the betting philosophy to Mae Dean, while I bet on lucky numbers and cute names. I only lost $17.00. Hot dogs and french fries were very cheap -- usually stadium prices outrageous.

I have to close my eyes when I drive through the tunnel in Mobile, so Wendell insisted that I ride with them rather than vice versa to our dinner destination. Their selection was perfect -- Ed's Seafood Shack -- best shrimp I have ever eaten. Almost prawns so big and delicious.

After dinner we kissed, kissed, hugged, hugged and went to our respective rooms. Got up early next a.m. and drove uneventfully home. Tired but very glad I went.
~Pam, Guest Blogger

The photos from today are on Flickr at:
Going to the Dogs

Let me (MDS) reveal once again why I am not a gambler. I lost every cent of the 28 bucks I bet on the 14 races. Nuff said.

As Pam wrote, we did not see each other the next day because she took off headed back to Jackson too early for that. We didn't hang around Tillman's corner very long ourselves. We chose to take the slow and leisurely scenic route back to Lower Alabama. You can view those photos on Flickr also at:

Tillman's Corner
Heavenly Day at Fairhope Pier
Weeks Bay ~ Land's End

Friday, September 3, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Football?

This blog post was definitely a joint venture, and we really want to help all of you out to get ready for the football season of 2010.

It takes a little more effort now that we are out of our stomping grounds for many years in Mississippi, but we hope some of our friends back in Mississippi will appreciate this post as well as our new friends in Alabama.

We are fully aware that Alabama came out No. 1 last year, and it seems like from what the sports commentators are saying this year, they may do it again.

But, we are definitely dyed-in-the-wool maroon and white fans, and have always supported them, whether or not they were doing well.

State rivalries are well known in many states. We are familiar particularly with Texas-Texas A&M, Ole Miss-Mississippi State, and Alabama-Auburn, but they are certainly not the only states with rivalries.

The Southern Golden Eagles did not do too well in last night's opening game against the North Carolina Gamecocks as they came out on the short end of the final score of 41-13. We also flipped around for some other first games of the season on TV last night.

Take a look at a Flickr set we put up just today at:
Are you ready for some football?

We hope the football schedules included in the above set will help you out as you arrange your own schedules as the football season is underway.