When Chris was considering taking a new job in Dothan, Alabama I immediately went online to do a bit of research about the area and I was thrilled to find out that it is an area that is rich with culture and activities that promised to pull me in. As I am exploring the area in real time and in real life now I am thrilled to find a plethora of wonderful things to photograph and share on It’s Just Life.
One of the things that I was seriously most excited about was the fact that there are more than 60 4 foot tall painted peanuts around town. You might remember the Golden Peanut that I shared when I announced that we were going to Alabama. Dothan is host to the National Peanut Festival every year so yes—painted peanuts make total sense to me. Dothan boasts being the Peanut Capital of the World. Come on, you guys, you know Mr. Diamond only takes me to the best places, right?
So I am starting the search. I have my official Peanuts Around Town map with all of the locations listed. I have my hiking shoes, my GPS and am ready to scout out the locations. Today I will share a few that I have photographed but trust me – this will be an ongoing series because I don’t want any of you to overdose on too many peanuts.
This one is accurately named Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Peanut sponsored by The Downtown Group at 111 N Saint Andrews Street in downtown Dothan. We happened upon it when we went to get our utilities set up and I was happy to snap a quick picture.
Many businesses have the peanuts outside their places but this one we found nestled in a corner inside the TGI Friday’s we stopped at for lunch one day. Joe Cool was amazingly cool and I fell in love with this surfer peanut.
A trip to the Wiregrass Commons Mall and I found this lovely Gone Shopping peanut hanging out outside of JCPenney’s. She is missing her shopping bags but I bet I could help her with those, don’t you? I had to ask 3 people before I found her . Lesson learned–just go to the mall office for any information.
Captain Cash is the peanut to call when you find yourself in a financial jam. He hangs out in front of Ameris Bank on Ross Clark Circle and appears to be keeping a cool eye on all of the comings and goings.
Of course Elvis made an appearance because everyone loves Elvis, right? Apparently the Elvis peanut continually got stolen so he has been permanently relocated inside the Dothan Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau located at 2841 Ross Clark Circle. He is pretty amazing.
So that does it for the first Peanut post. I know this is going to be a fun series and I am going to find them all before too long. Some of them are going to be more difficult than others to get to but trust me – I will leave no peanut unturned. Thanks for coming along today –leave me a comment and tell me which one is your favorite today.