Carving A Space In The New World – Fort Conde

Nearly three-quarters of a century before the Revolutionary War, the city of Mobile sprang to life. At that time, the lands were claimed by France. Time would find this ownership tenuous, as they struggled to ward off enemy advances. With this being our first Alabama visit, we wanted to get in touch with the history of the city. A tour of Fort Conde is a "must-see" since it is so integral to the founding of the city. Here we would get a glimpse of how the early players were carving a space in the New World. The current structures are reproductions of the [...]

By |2021-07-20T05:56:08-06:00July 20th, 2021|Alabama, Mobile, Southeast|10 Comments

Party In The New World – Mobile Carnival Museum

When Mardi Gras is mentioned, most people picture the revelry that revolves around Bourbon Street in the French Quarter section of New Orleans. To be honest, we were in that group for way too long. It would take a trip to Mobile, Alabama to help us learn the true origin of this party in the New World. Among our planned stops was a visit to the Mobile Carnival Museum. This would be the place that opened our eyes to a tradition that has surpassed the 300-year mark. We want to thank Visit Mobile and the Mobile Carnival Museum for their hospitality. Rest assured [...]

By |2021-06-25T06:13:12-06:00June 25th, 2021|Alabama, Mobile, Southeast|4 Comments
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