Saturday, February 20, 2016

Day six in Fairhope, Alabama

SunsetIt's been a very leisurely visit so far.  We usually take a walk in the morning, perhaps to do a little sightseeing, and then another walk in the afternoon.  My fitbit has been registering over 8,000 steps with no difficulty at all.  We have tried a lot of restaurants and usually just have had breakfast in our very comfortable apartment in the heart of downtown.  The apartment is perfect - one bedroom with amenities - and fronts onto a city parking lot and park, so it's quiet at night.   The temperature?  A lovely 65 or so most days, even a little warmer.  Wish I had brought more short sleeved things, but I can roll/push up most long sleeves.  Last year, it was chilly, so I wasn't as optimistic as I should have been when packing.

Tuesday we went to a book review at the public library which is huge and  wonderful.  The speaker, Dean Mosher, is a local artist and historian whose paintings hang in the Smithsonian, the Univ. of Alabama, and the local history museum.  We also visited the art center which we will visit again today for a gallery talk by a local watercolorist.  She wrote a book designed to stimulate creativity in watercolor, but it seems to me to be useful in other media (such as quilting).  I'm curious to hear her.  Wednesday (or was it Thursday?) we went up to Daphne to see the movie Hail, Caesar! which was quite funny.  But we realized how easily we have slipped into the quiet, slow-paced, walk everywhere life here.  The traffic was awful!  I don't know if we'll even try going up to Mobile since we are so content here.

I'm doing a little laundry and will be getting out my Atlantic Crossing wallhanging to quilt soon.  My Kindle has been really useful on this trip, and I've read several books - The Return of Captain John Emmett, A Murder of Magpies, and another mystery whose title escapes me.  I started a book by Jodi Picoult but set it aside in favor of something less heavy.  This is vacation after all.  Paul is reading Go Set a Watchman and says it's quite good. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the quite places are so nice. Sometimes we will find a campground on the edge of a small town and it will be so peacefully quite and we will spend a couple days walking every where or a short drive to park the car and then walk everywhere. We normally do the forest and mountains but now and then for change of pace we do small towns. Sounds like you are really enjoying yourself glad the weather is nice.

Wacky Woman said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. Enjoy!