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spring break vacation photo round-up

2012-04-30 - 6:40 a.m.

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How about a potpourri of pictures from our recent vacation? We started off by checking out the tall ships that came out for Navy Week in New Orleans:

detail, masts from a tall ship

I am, perhaps, the only Southern person I have ever known who had not toured the battleship U.S.S. Alabama, but now I've rectified the oversight:

roger on u.s.s. alabama

How about some whackadoo interior decoration from an old oyster house in downtown Mobile, which has "thousands" of these little homemade signs all over the walls...

oyster house signs

To return to the military theme, we have the slightly disreputable Fort Morgan, where someone may, or may not, have once said, "Damn the torpedoes!"

fort morgan, detail

Fort Morgan was apparently obsolete before it was built but not to worry. There was not a lot spent on building it in the first place. The ceiling has leaked forever, despite 8 attempts at repairs. It has been leaking so long that I discovered structures that could only be termed "stalagtites" if they were in a cave instead of a fort.

fort morgan stalagtites

Weary of the war stories? Take a stroll to enjoy the flowers. Here is a quiet path in Bellingrath Gardens.

bellingrath garden path

However, step carefully. In Alabama, even the flowers are a tad feisty. In the Weeks Bay area, we found a huge bog full of carnivores just waiting to pounce on the hapless tourist.

pitcher plants

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