A Ride with Friends to Fairhope, AL

April 13, 2023

On Monday (April 10), there was a knocking on our door. A new friend, Ann, from across the road stopped by to ask us, in her charming Irish accent, if we’d like to join them for a ride.

Ann and Mike’s Ride

That sounded fun to us. The weather was beautiful, sunny skies in the 60s F.

We agreed we could be ready in twenty minutes. I walked Nox while Bruce got the motorcycle out.

We then spoke with Mike to determine where we would ride. Since a Cupcakecache from https://cupcakecacheblog.wordpress.com/ (I couldn’t find your actual name on your website!) recommended seeing Fairhope, AL, I suggested riding to it.

Mike thought that was a great idea so we figured out our route to the Fairhope Municipal Pier. We then headed out.

The ride through the farmland was pretty. We arrived at the pier by riding through Fairhope. My first impression of Fairhope was very positive. It reminded me of New Orleans.

The pier restaurant was closed and being remodeled.

After walking the length of the pier, we decided to get lunch in Fairhope. Unfortunately, many of the restaurants were closed, as it was Monday. We have found that many businesses in small towns in the South have a shifted weekend. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.

The town had two story buildings with the same architecture you see in New Orleans. Some of the buildings had Spanish style railings.

Fairhope had flowers planted along the street and was reasonably walk friendly. They did not have walk lights at the street lights.

I did not take a lot of pictures of Fairhope since we were walking and window shopping with friends. I didn’t want to be rude.

After walking around for a bit, we decided it was time to get back to Nox.

We rode back to the RV and thanked our neighbors for suggesting the ride. They invited us over for drinks, so we said we stop by after we walked Nox.

They had to walk their Westies as well.

We spent a while hanging out with them and some other folks at the RV park.

It was a really lovely day and I am so glad I took the recommendation from cupcakeschache to check out Fairhope.

10 thoughts on “A Ride with Friends to Fairhope, AL

  1. Charming Fairhope. I am so glad you visited! Thanks for the follow. The houses on the Gulf of Mexico (I think route 98) Emerald Coast are so beautiful. There are some wonderful little stores in Fairhope: a true Southern gem!

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