Each year the Historic Mobile Preservation Society hosts a tour of several historic structures in Mobile. Usually it's homes and churches as it was this year. Randy & I and Dick & Pat took this tour four years ago and absolutely loved. Ever year since I've wanted to do it again, but hadn't taken the opportunity until this year. Darrell & Judy joined us.
This year the tour ran down Government Street which is one of the main thoroughfares in Mobile. It was going to be a beautiful day, so we figured we'd walk the tour. It was just a two mile walk, one way, so that's not bad at all. Right? And it would have been fine, except for the blisters that formed on both of my feet. Darrell and Judy blistered, too. Randy was the smart one who wore real shoes and socks instead of sandals or flip flops.
Note to self: when taking a walking tour, NEVER again wear flip flops!!
Anyway, back to the tour. You can view the homes and churches on the tour here. I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the homes that we toured. The churches were beautiful and two of them were on the tour we had taken previously. We didn't tour two of the homes because the blisters were shouting at us. ;) Two of the homes were townhomes that were just built ten years ago,
so I'm not sure why they were included on the tour.
The homes that were most attractive to me were a former garage built in 1906 that was renovated and now is a gorgeous two-family home
and Blacksher Hall, built in 1901 and is a private home upstairs with the first floor used for events such as weddings and receptions.
Unfortunately, no photography was allowed inside the homes, which again is different from our first tour years ago. All of the pictures I've used here are from the website as they are much better than the ones I took. ;)
The four of us finished our day at California Dreamin', a restaurant whose version of a chef's salad is just fabulous. We were all famished by the time we got there, having walked about three hours. We enjoyed our meal and got ourselves home. All of us were tuckered out and ready for our recliners. :)
Even though the tour was less than impressive, it was a good day with good friends. Randy & I never walk away from time spent with Darrell & Judy that we don't give thanks for this friendship.
Today will be spent off my feet!!!!
Until the next time . . .