Play, Postoffice, Pier, Popsicle and more!

After being soaked in humidity all summer, Gulf Coast residents like to make up for lost time with a full schedule of fall activities. Football games, festivals and walks along the bay fill our days . . . among other things.
IMG_6320FEEF, Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation, sponsored the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of “As You Like It.” This fast-moving play was open to the public one evening this past week, then again to students during the day. The actors were absolutely amazing in their roles and the entire community benefited from the performance.

Mel the PostmanI’m making more runs to the Fairhope Post Office these days, sending out care packages to my college boy. Everyone’s favorite postal employee (I still like “Mailman”), Mel, always keeps the line moving and laughing. And sometimes, he gives me candy.

seagulls on the pierAnd my walk along the bay was borderline terrifying with the seagulls waiting to peck me to death. It’s their idea of an early coastal-style Halloween prank.


greensMounds of deep colored turnip and collard greens were on display at the Fairhope Farmer’s Market.


IMG_6346Fresh produce, grown here in Baldwin County.


IMG_6359I bought the largest carrots I’ve ever seen! They were HUGE!


giant carrotI’m going to make carrot soup . . . for an army!


IMG_6351A quick stop at the frios gourmet pop stand was the perfect little sweet – something for the afternoon. Their most popular flavor is satsuma.


friospopsBut I chose salted caramel. Oh, so delicious!


wedding paintingPassing by the Fairhope Artist’s Gallery, I spotted this beautiful, and still wet painting by David Tate. The note on top says, “Commission – WET!”


Oldtyme feedI made a quick stop into Fairhope’s favorite feed and seed store, “Old Tyme Feed” to pick up a mum for a much appreciated school secretary. Old Tyme Feed is owned by our friend Cecil Christenberry, who I wrote about (here).


fairhope tree lightsAnd closely related to the elusive Flower Fairies, who mysteriously change the downtown flowers overnight, the Light Fairies were caught in the act installing the new tree lights. They are busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season, when the entire downtown is aglow with sparkling lights.


More fun is on the way this weekend, with Sunset Rotary’s Oktoberfest, the British Car Show, Run Forest Run 5K, Halloween parties, our undefeated Fairhope Pirate’s football game, Downtown Trick-or-Treat, a tennis tournament . . . and more! Click HERE to see the city’s calendar of events.


What is on your calendar this weekend? Hope your weather is as beautiful as we are having here!


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