Friday, March 7, 2014

Waking Up in Point Clear

 

After a joyous but exhausting Mardi Gras season, J & I are waking up to the view of Mobile Bay outside our window at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL.

view

Though cloudy, clear skies are forecasted after noon.

We love to stay at The Grand. I love the arrangement of blooms in the lobby.

lobby

facade

facade2

Last evening, we dined casually at Saltwater Grill on the premises. Cocktails and seafood were ordered.

cocktails

saltwater grill

I dined on a crab cake burger with sweet potato fries.

crab burger

J. chose the redfish.

redfish

After dinner, we headed to Bucky’s Birdcage Lounge for a couple martinis and to listen to some live entertainment.

Bucky's Birdcage lounge

Today, we head to Fairhope just minutes away for a day of shopping. It’s my birthday weekend after all.

Do not forget to SPRING FORWARD tomorrow morning.

spring forward

Point Clear, y’all!

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful view!! Dinner looked delicious and I love the presentation. Happy shopping and Happy Birthday!!! Do you and Amanda share the same day?

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  2. Love that hotel and that area!!

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  3. Looks devine. Have a super weekend and Happy Birthday!!!!. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Have to tell you - I live in an area here in Montreal called Pointe Claire ( the French version obviously of Point Clear lol !!! )
    Looks lovely - and thanks for the reminder to turn our clocks forward - it gives me hope that this white stuff will soon be a thing of the past :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Looks like a lovely area! Enjoy yourselves and eat lots of good food! :) I'm from northeast Alabama - Ft. Payne. But have lived elsewhere much longer than I lived in Alabama. It is a pretty state though.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  6. What a gorgeous spot to spend your birthday weekend!!!!! Happy Birthday :o)
    ~Des

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  7. Happy Birthday, J! Love your menu choice last night! Shopping would be fun, too! Enjoy!

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  8. One day, I'm going to stay there. Maybe for our anniversary this June. Did J specially order that arrangement for you?!!! ;) Love the presentation of your meals at Saltwater Grill. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and I will toast us on Sunday at The Fairgrounds. Happy Birthday weekend! Cheers! xoxo

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  9. Happy Birthday Weekend, Ron. That is a gorgeous place! Have fun in Fairhope shopping- I know you will!!! xo Diana

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  10. Happy Birthday Ron! I know you are enjoying yourself- looks like a great place to get away!

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  11. Ron, Have a wonderful birthday weekend! Fairhope is a great place to spend the day...enjoy.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ron...have a fabulous weekend!! Can't wait to see what goodies you come home with!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Ron. I've seen wonderful photos of the beautiful flowers in bloom in Fairhope. Enjoy your birthday weekend.

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  14. How beautiful this is...and I noticed Fried Green Tomatoes on the menu...O HONEY !!
    Have a wonderful birthday and a great weekend.
    xo bj

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  15. Love the looks of the hotel and oh my, the food looks wonderful! I'm with you on the martini's ~ :)

    xo
    Pat

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