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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Hello October! Perfect Weather for Exploring the Gulf Coast!

Amber Whitehead & Derek Smith, The Hickory Pit

Fall weather has arrived and it is wonderful to be on the Gulf Coast! It is amazing how the cooler temperatures raise everyone's optimism about the future!

I spent some time at The Hickory Pit in Semmes, Alabama this week. Owner, Brandon Van Hook is the mayor-elect of this thriving community and is making the transition to his new role!

Meanwhile his beloved restaurant is in the capable hands of Front of the House Manager, Amber Whitehead & Back of the House Manager, Derek Smith. Both of them have been with The Pit since it reopened 11 years ago!

The Hickory Pit is well know for its selection of tasty hamburgers and daily lunch deals! This is southern comfort food and they are open 7 days a week! You can enjoy breakfast at 5AM with the morning regulars at 8919 Moffett Road. The Hickory Pit offers outdoor dining with tables in the front of the restaurant and picnic tables under the shady trees!

Rebecca Bunkley, Jack & Charlsie, Apollo's Paws

The "boss" doggies had a "spa day" last week at Apollo's Paws! I can't rave enough about the wonderful place that Rebecca Bunkley has opened on Grelot Road in Mobile.

Jack, the Shih Tzu, definitely has folks that he loves and she is one of them! Getting down on his level is one of the first things Rebecca did to build his comfort level at her place.

Thank you so much for caring about all of the fur kids that you keep looking great! I really appreciate the online scheduling and text reminders that I get about upcoming appointments! Visit for more information. You can register your pet and set up an appointment from the comfort of your home. Check out the "coffee bar" for the human clients! I don't know any other groomer that has free coffee ready for customers! Wow!

Morning Jog

After I dropped the "kids" off at Rebecca's, I ventured next "door" to the Medal of Honor Park for a jog. It is nestled between Hillcrest & Knollwood and has great sidewalks for walkers, joggers & runners.

I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely this area really is. The park was very well maintained and people were enjoying the pleasant fall morning. There was even a gathering of ladies in lawn chairs having a meeting!

Amenities include a walking trail in the woods, a fenced in dog park, tennis courts, baseball field, soccer fields, kiddie playground, restrooms and more! I plan to return to this area often to soak up some Vitamin D and clear my mind!

Tina Walker, James Bryan & Carlos Lett

On Friday, I got to spend some time with some of my favorite people in Mobile! The sleep experts, Carlos, James & Tina at Good Morning Mattress are a delightful crew! Have you ever been to a mattress or furniture store and felt intimidated by the aggressive sales people? You won't experience that at this Airport Blvd. showroom.

Customers are welcomed and encouraged to spend as much time as they need trying out beds and asking questions. This team knows that you will spend 1/3 of your life sleeping, so finding the right fit is important. You will find all of the best brands at incredible prices. Be sure to ask about all of the linens available. I ordered bamboo sheets, a cooling mattress pad and a luxurious comforter for my bed! Everything was delivered right to my front door within a week!


Ron Finch, Enviro-Master of Mobile

On Friday evening I ran into Ron Finch and his wife Rebecca at Domke Market's Wine Club Party. Ron is the owner of Enviro-Master of Mobile. His company is on the frontline of defense against disease for commercial properties.

He shared that business has been increasing rapidly as more and more companies are protecting their staff and customers against Co-Vid and other infectious diseases. Imagine all of the lives being saved because of the services his company offers!

I was impressed with the number of company owners that have contacted him and contracted his services. He has clients all along the Gulf Coast and is adding more staff to meet the needs of the community.

Deep Elder, new product at Domke Market

New Product Alert!

This Deep Elder lemonade is a new offering at Domke Market. My DD on Friday evening really enjoyed this flavorful drink! It is a blend of Elderflower and Lemonade! I must admit that I finished off the bottle! Yummy!

One of the perks of being a Domke Market Wine Club member is the monthly party. I get to meet up with folks like Ron & Rebecca and enjoy a glass of wine. If you haven't joined yet, now is the perfect time!

Did you know that Domke owner, Brooke Goff offers a place for you to get some work done while maintaining social distancing? If you need a change of scenery from your WFH situation, head on over to her place. She has extended her evening hours until 8PM weekdays and 9PM on Friday & Saturday.

Domke Market is located at 720 Schillinger Road in West Mobile.


Next week I'll share a delicious Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookie recipe that I tried over the weekend so stay tuned. There is a surprise technique that makes this little morsel delightful!

Have a wonderful week and keep an eye on the weather. ~ Charlsie



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