SATURDAY morning, David's father picked us both up at the Hotel Royal, from which we'd left for the three-hour drive to Orange Beach, Alabama. During summers past, David's family had always vacationed in Seagrove Beach, near Destin; but this year all the beachfront properties there were already taken, so David's father instead opted for a rental further west, just beyond the Florida/Alabama border.
|the view from the rear deck|
Yet, I was thrilled to be ending our (very southern) vacation in Truman Capote's childhood state, and craned my neck at the sights as we passed through Mobile (where Truman often traveled to as a child on weekends). read more »