I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Explore Mobile Day (Massive Photo Drop)

A few months ago, Indy500 the rolling walker and I attended Explore Mobile, a free museum event in downtown Mobile, Alabama. This isn't going to be fancy, I'm just unloading photos from my tablet, finally. I think if you click on the first photo, it will pull up everything in a slideshow for you.

If you want to know about Mobile and Gulf Coast history, the Colonial Mobile Fort and Museum and the History Museum of Mobile are two great places to visit. They reside across the street from each other, both are handicap friendly, and they are educational in a raw and unbiased way (I'm trying to put this nicely. It's not "whitewashed" is what I mean. It's truthful, as it should be).

Enjoy if you like. I may eventually add captions to everything, but today is not that day.

The ultimate tourist trap

Maybe I'll still be around when they open this time capsule

I went to jail. I did not pass "GO". I did not collect $200.

This is El Cazador. The website makes me cry,
and I am planning a short story about it.

Unintentional cameo by Indy500 the rolling walker (ha)

The History Museum has awesome murals

Azalea Trail Maids

There is an entire room of spectacular miniature houses

There is a section that explains slavery.
I couldn't bring myself to take photos of everything.

The women of WWII

As the city of Mobile frequently boasts,
the first documented celebration of Carnival (Carnaval) in the U.S. happened here.

And here is the guy responsible for that.
I also visited the Mobile Museum of Art recently, which is a place I enjoy. I took a friend's mother with me. It was her first time there. My body melted down, and it took days to recover, but I'm glad I was able to see the exhibits I wanted to see before they closed.

I'll try not to fall behind on sharing things like this in the future.

It's almost September, and I could not be more ready for the fall.