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How to introduce daughter to university of south alabama are

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How to introduce daughter to university of south alabama are

My daughter just got accepted to USA for the next semester. We only have the weekend after move-in to explore the Mobile area with her and help her feel more acclimated to the change from California. Any suggestions besides showing her the beach area?

Thanks very much - worried mom.

Fairhope, Alabama
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The Gulf Shores beach is about 1.5 hours away. Dauphin Island is south of Mobile about 45 minutes. You could drive downtown and then to west Mobile and you have seen it. She will have a culture shock compared to California.

Alabama
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During your weekend you can explore the lovely small town of Fairhope, tour the USS Alabama Battleship, or see the Bellingrath Gardens. Yes, as baytraveler noted, cultures differ from region to region, but your daughter will soon find that we all have more similarities than differences. One of my best friends in college was from California, and she said the years she spent in Alabama were some of her best! All the best to your daughter in this new chapter in her life!

Mobile, Alabama
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Congratulations on her acceptance to USA! I would explore a few local venues. Maybe start the day with a cup of coffee from Carpe Diem; it's down the street from USA. Drive down Old Shell Road, and take in the big oak trees and homes as you go. Make your way downtown. The Spot of Tea is a great spot to grab a quick bit to eat as you walk through the downtown area. There are a few art shops and gift shops. The Museum of Mobile may be a great way to learn a little history about Alabama and Mobile. There are some great seafood resturants for dinner, Ed's is casual and Felix's is a bit more upscale both have a nice view of the bay.

Edited: 06 December 2011, 04:19
Mississippi
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I second visiting Fairhope. Stay at Grand Hotel at Point Clear if you get a chance. It's an old hotel renovated by Marriott after Katrina and it was a hospital during the Civil War. It's very nice. Fairhope is a fun place to visit. John Word's and Felix's are fun restaurants near the Battleship Alabama.

Fly Creek Cafe @ 831 North Section Street, Fairhope, AL 251 - 990 - 0902.

http://www.theflycreekcafe.com/

Felix's Fish Camp @ 1530 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, AL 251 - 626 - 6710.

http://www.felixsfishcamp.com/

John Word's Restaurant and Jazz Cafe @ 2701 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile AL 251 - 433 - 3790.

johnwordsrestaurantandjazzcafe.com/index.htm

Mobile, AL
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Park near Water and Dauphin St (close to the Bay). Walk up Dauphin St. Take in Bienville and Cathedral Square. Eat at Spot of Tea (if Breakfast time), Wenzells, Heros, or Blind Mule if it is lunch time. On the return trip walk down Gov't St. Maybe stop at the Mardi Graa Museum. Finally, a stop at Serda's Coffee on Royal St near Dauphin for coffee and gelato. You're back at the car.

Yes, Fairhope is nice and all, but if she is going to live in Mobile, embrace visiting Mobile.

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