It is one degree with snow at home, but today in Fairhope the high will be 66, and it's sunny. We've been having a very low key time, walking around, visiting old favorites, and eating very well. In between, we've been reading, sewing, and just plain goofing off.
Thursday, our first stop was the visitors center and then the library to pick up information about goings on in town. We had delicious hamburgers at Panini Pete's and, in the evening, attended an historical talk about the arts in Fairhope. Not at all what we expected, but very entertaining, the speaker was a raconteur with a great accent. Walking home, we enjoyed the fairy lights strung on the trees which lend a certain peacefulness to downtown after dark.
Friday morning, we walked a few more blocks to the art center where they were still hanging the show that was to debut for the evening Art Walk. We thought that event was just for the art center, but it turned out that it involved many art and antique shops downtown where there were musicians playing in a variety of styles. Small crowds gathered here and there, and one short street was blocked off to traffic. We were happy to join in and to enjoy a delicious Lebanese dinner at Sage, a place we discovered on the last night of last year's visit.
Today's agenda includes a talk by a writer-in-residence at the library (AJB Johnson?), and I also want to visit the Page and Palette book store to check out their local authors' offerings. One of my favorite books last year, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, was displayed there (even though the author isn't local at all).