MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile is full of attractions. But for all the obvious ones, there are others that are off the beaten track. Mobile native Jodie Cain Smith has compiled a diary of 100 things you must do in Mobile before you die.
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Invoice: Well, from Mardi Gras to Bellingrath Gardens to Battleship, just some of the attractions to do in Mobile.
jessica: And those are the things, you know, there are more. This morning we have the author of 100 things to do on mobile before you die. Jodi Smith here with us on the red couch. I hold your book. I leafed through it. And you really show us around Mobile, all the things to do.
Jodie Cain Smith, author: I’m trying to take you from South Mobile County in the Bayou with Blessing of the Fleet to West Mobile and downtown Mobile, just to really showcase all that the city has to offer.
Jessica: There are several of them.
Invoice: That’s all you got things that aren’t as well known, I guess, as most people who live here. What are some of these?
Jodie Cain Smith: Well, one of the things that struck me when I was writing and preparing to write and write this book was how Langdon Park turned into Mobile’s Central Park. And I was struck to look at it from a different perspective because you can spend a whole day in Langdon Park and not do all the stuff there between the art sculpture trail and feeding the ducks which my son likes to do , all the playgrounds, the tennis center, the botanical garden, then the rental of a kayak to go out on the water reservoir.
And I was just shocked. I was like, this isn’t the park I ran cross country in, I ran cross country and in high school through all the wooded trails and stuff.
Jessica: I also love that you talk about good food in Mobile, not just where to eat, but also what to eat when you get there.
Jodie Cain Smith: Yes. And many people don’t know that fried crab claws and West Indian salad were invented here in Mobile.
He didn’t exist. These two wonderful things didn’t exist before Bailey Seafood introduced them to us. Unfortunately, Bailey is closed. And so now I tell people, go to the lighthouse. They have it there, and it’s delicious. Their blue crab claws are so good. Yeah. Yeah, fine.
Invoice: Surprising. I tell you what, you want to take the boat where you want to find out meet the authors and ask them all these questions if we don’t have a lot of time to ask them. Jody and Amy Delchambre will team up tonight. Mobile Writers Guild and it’s open to the public, right? You can go.
Jodie Can Smith: Oh yes. Maybe a meeting of writers guilds is open to the public and free. And so tonight we’re going to talk about creating non-fiction like Reedy Press books, because we both had fun writing them. But there were also fun challenges and bumps in the road and stuff like that. that we can share.
Invoice: You can find out all about it. So. Author Jodi Cain Smith with us on the Red Sofa. Thanks to be here.