Monday, August 15, 2016

The Factory Trampoline Park - Gulf Shores, AL

We had quite the adventure at The Factory Trampoline Park in Gulf Shores, AL.



Shout out to South Baldwin Urgent Care and  

Plastic Surgeon Dr Fred Fedok 

for taking such great care of me! 

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Big Kahuna's Destin, FL - GREAT DEAL on a 2017 Season Pass

You don't want to miss this deal!

Get a season pass for the 2017 season when you purchase a one day ticket to 

Big Kahuna's now!

Here are the details from their website:

2017 Season Pass $44.99 per person plus tax
This is your lucky day. You have the opportunity right now to enjoy unlimited visits to Big Kahuna’s for the rest of this summer and all of next summer for just $44.99. How? Just buy a single day admission, and you’ll get free unlimited admission through the end of the 2017 season.

•  FREE admission the remainder of 2016 season and the entire 2017 season
•  Unlimited use of the Water Park on any regularly scheduled operating day.
•  Don’t forget to purchase your Parking Pass for only $20!


Even if you can't go for the rest of the 2016 season, this is a great deal for next summer. Get yours today!

New Orleans for Street Performing & Local Fun

I am from New Orleans and try to take my kids there as often as possible. I used to own a restaurant called A Taste of New Orleans in Fairhope, AL where I served local New Orleans fare. It was through that experience that I realized there are lots of things about New Orleans that most tourist miss - namely Roast Beef Po-boys and Sno-balls.

On this adventure to the Big Easy, I took my son, Dawson, to the French Quarter so he could be a street performer for the day. He is a hip hop dancer and LOVES to perform. I purchased a Sonic Suitcase from Dr Music to use in my basketball practices during drills and Dawson's dream to go dance in the French Quarter began - it was the first thing he asked when he saw the Sonic Suitcase.

So here is a video of clips from Dawson's performance. There is no music due to copyright rules on YouTube but it's clear he is having a blast and the kid's got moves!

After all that dancing and watching him dance in the August heat - it was sno-ball time! There are sno-ball stands in every neighborhood throughout New Orleans - it never occurred to me that wasn't the case across the country. Every summer growing up in New Orleans we knew when sno-ball season started for our local neighborhood stand.

Two of the more famous places are Hansen's Sno-balls, Mr Hansen invented the sno-ball machine. And Plum Street Sno-balls where you can get your treat inside a Chinese takeout container instead of a cup. That is where the picture below was taken. My usual order is chocolate with condensed milk, which is what my daughter Briana bought. However, when I'm super hot and thirsty, my go to is a large spearmint sno-ball. They are SOOOO delicious! You have to try one when you're in NOLA.

We ended our adventures for the day with an impromptu trip to the Lakefront. The kids asked a million times where we were going, I just kept telling them it was a surprise. I have told me kids stories of how we used to go out to the Lakefront when I was a kid with cardboard boxes and used them as sleds to slide down the levee. This was the day they were going to experience it. A quick stop at Lakeview Groceries on Harrison Avenue for boxes and we headed to the levees. As soon as the levees came into view my kids knew what was going on. I wish I had video going to capture their reaction - it was priceless.

Of course, no trip to New Orleans is complete without some beignets and Cafe au Lait from Cafe Du Monde. So enjoy this short video of these adventures and I'll be sure to post more soon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Margaritaville - Biloxi, Mississippi



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mobile Mystery Dinner - Murder on the Battleship - USO Show

Here is a look behind the scenes of Murder on the Battleship - The Last USO Show out on by Mobile Mystery Dinner Theater at Azalea Manor on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Welcome to

Hello! Here is the first video made with Periscope. Stay tuned for more videos on fun things across the Gulf Coast. Watch the video for more info on how this will work and why. 😃

UPDATE: We are no longer using Periscope due to connection issues at most places we go. You can now follow us on Instagram @GulfCoastEvents for immediate viewing of what we are up to.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

“Pizza for McKemie” Benefits Local Women’s Shelter

MOBILE, Ala. (April 3, 2014– University of South Alabama communication students are holding “Pizza for
McKemie” at Picklefish Pizzeria on April 19 at 3 p.m. for McKemie Place, Mobile’s only homeless shelter
for single women.

"Holding this benefit is a small way for us to assist women in our community who have lost a job, been
in an abusive relationship or have nowhere else to turn,” said Whitney Patterson, senior public relations
major. “After learning about what these brave women endure, we immediately saw an opportunity to
help the shelter build awareness and receive supplies they need.”

McKemie Place is the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington
and Baldwin Counties. They are a safe haven with a 65-bed capacity and have been filled over 15,000
times since the first night they opened their doors.

The benefit is featuring food, door prizes, a silent auction and live music by Danny Spiro and the
Wingmen, a Mobile-bred band, for a $5 cover charge. Additionally, guests can purchase McKemie Place
t-shirts for $10. All proceeds benefit McKemie Place.

CP+B Squared Agency formed to complete a service learning project for a charity in conjunction
with Protect America's “Pay It Forward Challenge” and its partnership with the USA Department of
Communication. Students are responsible for creating their own communication agencies and designing
a strategic communication plan for a charity of their choice. The “Pay It Forward Challenge” is an
opportunity for students to put their education into real world practice.

"Participating in the ‘Pay It Forward Challenge’ has given us more than an experience, but has created a
relationship with an organization near and dear to our hearts,” said Carson Bates, CP+B Squared Agency
member and senior advertising major.

If you would like to participate or learn more about McKemie Place, contact Destinee Bliss, CP+B
Squared Agency Networking Guru at 256-683-6351 or email at