Our first stop when we entered town was the pier. Although we were there before lunch, I've heard it's THE place to go to see beautiful sunsets. Fairhope is located on the bay so there really wasn't any sign of the oil spill here. It was just a relaxing, laidback sort of morning you would expect in a small coastal town. I think I could get used to that. I didn't get a picture of it but there is also a beautiful rose garden on the shore as you park and enter the pier area.
Our next stop was the main street area. A quaint little town with a coffee shop/bookstore/art supply store (what else COULD you want here!), antique shops, small specialty shops, and one great little restaurant called Panini Pete's!! Oh my!
This is just some of the scenery you'll see walking around Fairhope's shops and alley ways. It's all within walking or biking distance. Such a great little town...I've already informed my husband that we're retiring there! He really didn't get to vote on it...I just told him that's the way it was. I guess since he's the one that actually works and will actually be retiring, I may let him have a say in it.
And finally...adorable mailboxes from a little cul-de-sac of cottages. Yes, I could definitely live here.