Mobile comes alive as ice melts

Bienville-Square

A lot of Mobilians got out of the house for the first time Thursday, January 30 after a wintery storm dumped ice on the city keeping people home for two days.

“We’ve been staying at home and I live downtown so I’ve been home since Monday. We thought we’d get out, eat some lunch and enjoy the sunshine and walk around a little bit so trying to get back out,” Martha Sutton said.

She was downtown Thursday with her grandson taking a stroll in Bienville Square where the fountain frozen over.

“The fountain it’s probably the best thing I’ve seen. Never seen foot long icicles,” Sutton’s grandson said.

Some were enjoying their first ice experience with their children making snow balls and having fun in the icy mixture before it was all gone.

“I love it (the ice) because we have not had it in a long time. A very long time,” Mcinnis Brown said who was having a snow ball fight with his grandfather.

For many of us on the Gulf Coast the winter wonderland may have been pretty to look at, but most said they’re glad to see it go.

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