If you recall I have connections to Dothan, Alabama. My husband took a position with a company there in January 2015 and we currently have a home that we rent there that he stays in when he is not traveling around or in Iowa with me. I go to visit occasionally and at one point we thought we would buy a house in Dothan but that plan has changed. Over the years I have learned to go with the flow when it comes to moving. After all in the past year I thought I would live in Texas, Alabama and the reality of the fact is that now I will be moving to North Carolina. So you can see that sometimes I get confused about where I am.
One of the really fun things about Dothan is their love of all things peanuts. I stopped in at the Dothan CVB on one of my first weeks in Dothan and picked up a lot of information including their Peanuts Around Town map. I introduced you to their Peanuts Around Town back in March and shared a few of the ones I had the opportunity to photograph. My trips to Dothan have been limited but I have found a few more to share with you today.
The first one is obviously in front of the UPS facility and I love how he has everything from package to scanner at his ready.
Then comes the AT&T one named Noki. Ready to take any and all calls. Cute, huh? Not sure if that is a flip phone but it is certainly a big one.
The Military Nuts located outside of the Tuffy business is high on my list of favorites to date. Who doesn’t love all things military, including nuts?
Of course you can probably surmise that my favorite one is the Navy nut. Seriously–who can turn down a man in uniform?Finally today I offer you the offering from Hooters Restaurant. Sadly (or not) the Hooters is no longer in business in Dothan so I am glad that I was able to get these photographs before the restaurant unexpectedly closed one day.
I will be spending more time in Dothan in the
sweltering summer days while we are between houses so I hope to be able to get out and get some quality photos taken of the peanuts that I have missed. One that I am anxious for is the unveiling and installation of the Dancin’ Dave Peanut. I first heard about Dancin’ Dave from a seat mate on a flight from Dothan to Atlanta. She told me I had to see him and follow his Facebook page. After I clicked on it and read a bit about this man I agreed. So that is my quest. To actually meet and have a picture taken with Dancin’ Dave sometime. He is an area icon and I think this video will show you a bit of that personality.
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I love all of them! They are so cute! 🙂
Thanks. They have some really fun ones and I have a lot more to go see when I am down there next time.
What a clever community idea.
It really is a fun thing. I want Chris’s company to do one but I think I might have to fund it myself! 🙂
These are the type of quirky things that make a town especially memorable.
They are so fun and I think the locals take them more for granted than a visitor does. That is why I have to get the rest of them photographed. Come late July and August I can get that accomplished.
Didn’t they make that movie “The Creature From The Black Legume” in Dothan?
I thought you’d get it..
I did. It made my morning. Thank you.
Always a pleasure Beth Ann.
That Hooter’s peanut is cracking me up. I can’t wait to get a photo with the Mason City humpty dumpty statue.
That is definitely on my list as well! I am hoping the weather cooperates …
I feel for you being in Dothan right now! After we got married, we lived in Enterprise for the summer (until my new job started). I told him that I loved him, but I could never live there! I would walk outside and not be able to breathe with the humidity!
Love the peanuts…I had no idea that was there!
Chris says it is miserable there now with the humidity and the “no seeums” which he says are horrible even on the plant floor. Ugh. I am not there quite yet—will be there late July to mid August but I suspect there might be some road trips in there. 🙂
Those are just nutty. I know bad joke. Really cool though!
They are totally nutty but so much fun. I can’t wait to see the rest of them.
I know. I’m sure it makes lots of people smile! That’s a good thing!
I love these Mr. Peauts! I can’t resist a ma in uniform. When I met my hubby he was in the British militry and looked smashingb in his uniform. I was hopelessly smitten.
Chris was a Navy officer and yes—those uniforms make the man! 🙂
What fun to look for all the peanuts around the town.
I love these! They are adorable!!
Thanks, Donna. They are so much fun.
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