NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING
and Louisiana General Store.
8:00a.m.* - 6:00p.m.
Fun, food, and folklore. It's a "ga-ron-teed" good time for all. The private cooking class features non-seafood gumbo, jambalaya, pralines, and bread pudding. We'll lunch on the "demonstrations." After taking the class, the late Charles Kuralt said, "I can certify that a happier lunch was not consumed in New Orleans." Shop the store for condiments, cookbooks, sauces, and seasonings.
PORT OF MOBILE
Gateway to the World
8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.
Its past. Its future. This busy working harbor is one of our nation's most important international seaports. We'll get up close and personal as we learn about cruise ships, dry-docking for ship repairs, and building of high speed ferries and see ships from all over the world. This guided riverfront tour departs from Blakeley Park. Aboard the Delta Explorer, a comfortable, covered eco-tour boat with bench seating and restroom facilities. Five Rivers Delta Resource Center is a new facility we'll visit to view by land what we saw by boat, five rivers flowing into Mobile Bay. A spectacular lunch at Felix's Fish Camp rounds out the adventure.
"Storybook" uniqueness and as lovely as its name 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Our tour will be narrated by David Worthington, owner of Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast. Following a bus trip of the town, David will give us a house tour featured in Southern Living several times and Bob Vila's "Restore America" on HGTV. An exquisite lunch will be served at Jesse's Restaurant, across the street. We'll complete the day with stops at Tom Jones Pottery and Punta Clara Kitchen.
BELLINGRATH GARDENS & HOME
Gardens & More 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Explore Mobile's colorful history through one of its architectural masterpieces — Bellingrath Gardens & Home. Pathways of seasonal flowers line the mansion's grounds. Over a quarter of a million azaleas bloom in springtime, followed by roses, mums, and poinsettias. Walter Bellingrath brought Coca-Cola to Mobile in 1903. The Bellingrath Home was built in 1935 and was featured as one of A&E's spectacular "American's Castles." Amid the splendor of original furnishings in place, we'll find Belter and Baccarat..
*All tour times depend on the departure point.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Battle of Mobile Bay
Bellingrath Gardens & Home
Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in lights
National D-Day Museum
Longue Vue House & Gardens
Mississippi Gulf Coast Attractions
National Naval Aviation Museum
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park