About Us

The Founders

Scenic 98 Coastal is a labor of love for the iconic US Highway 98 that runs west to east along the Gulf of Mexico’s coastline, and is unique in so many ways. Our purpose in starting a weekly newsletter about the area and all it has to offer is so others, many new to the area, can connect with all the local businesses, people, and community organizations that make the area we call Scenic 98 Coastal so unique. And that’s a lot!

Each week's newsletter highlights select restaurants, events, small businesses, non-profit organizations and we hope to tell a few interesting stories along the way. Ultimately we want our newsletter to enhance our subscribers' time here as well as provide a little insight, appreciation, and a greater understanding into what makes this coast so special.

As we like to say, live the Scenic Lifestyle with Scenic98Coastal.com. We are glad that you are here. Enjoy!

More About Us

Scenic 98 Coastal is an audience participation-driven publication. Your subscription is free, and we will protect your privacy every step of the way. But your input is critical if we are to succeed in providing useful and entertaining content to our readers.  We incorporate subject matter from wide ranging sources that will have a positive impact on your experience here. If you are a native, then we hope you will share your local knowledge. If you are new to the area, we hope Scenic 98 Coastal will be a weekly feast of entertainment and knowledge.

A little about Linda and me…  we both grew up in Mobile, attended schools together and spent summers “across the bay.” We’ve never taken this area for granted but maybe we didn’t truly appreciate how special the coast of the Gulf of Mexico was until we moved away for college. Over the years, we been to many wonderful places, but this is home. We still enjoy exploring all the areas along the coast from New Orleans to Apalachicola and do so often. We want to share with others what we know and what you know, as well as what you want to know!

Thank you for reading,
Zeb & Linda Hargett