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Nov 27, 2019 - Last Days at Gulf

Still busy. Drove around and found the Ferry Landing that goes to Mobile. Then lunch at Lulu's ((Jimmy Buffet's sister). Great place for shrimp tacos overlooking the inner coastal waterway. Key lime pie too! Next was a visit to Ft. Morgan. Built for the war of 1812 to protect the entrance to the Bay. It was later added to for the Civil War. It is where Admiral Farragut reportedly said "Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead. (At the time "torpedoes" were actually mines in the water). Later is was added on for the Spanish American War, WW 1 AND...

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Nov 14, 2019 - More Gulf

Still just hitting the beach and riding the bikes. Temps are mid 70s or mid 60s depending on the day. Water is nice but lots of jelly fish now.. Drove to Buc-ees to check it out. It's a mega service station and store. Specifically designed for RVs. It's amazing. Food, and other sundries. Celebrated the Marine Corps' 244th birthday with other Marines at the State Park. Visited and had some cake. Then on Vetrans Day had lunch at Desotos with them. Great meal and loads of fun. Some bunny had a birthday. She got some bling and some great...

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Nov 5, 2019 - Luxury RV

Glad to be at Luxury RV. We were here last year and it's a fun place. Only a couple blocks to the beach. Been raining but it finally stopped. Unfortunately, the bottom dropped out of the thermometer and it's a bit chilly. Two days 76 three days 66. Uggg. We put on warmer clothes and hit the bike trails. Miles of trails through the State Park. Through the spanish moss covered trees and over marshes via wood bridges. Been getting our exercise. About 15 miles through the State Park.. Also, the Mudbug dive Bar is just around the corner and The...

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Oct 28, 2019 - Gulf Shores - Escapees

Cruised Southeast into Alabama. Through the fields of cotton, under the bay at Mobile through the tunnel, past the battleship and over the elevated highway to Gulf Shores. First week is at the Escapees Camp about 30 minutes from the beach. Reasonably inexpensive if you're a member. Been rainy, so limited satellite and internet. Been to the movies twice, dinner at the Oyster Restaurant. Had crab filled shrimp and flounder florentine. Also headed to the beach to watch LSU and FSU ladies play volleyball. Only a few more days and we will be at...

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Oct 31, 2018 - Gulf Shores

We made it out of Red Bay. Got the sofa stitched and saw how they are built. Since we had a few days to get to Florida, we stopped at Gulf Shores. Campground is a short three blocks bike ride to the beach. Soft white sugar sand and 80s. This place is awesome and we will definitely come back next fall.

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Up and Rovin

May 10, 2016 - Beaches and crabs and JETS ...oh my!

I woke before six this morning to the sound of raindrops on my roof. Ordinarily I love listening to rain on the roof of the teardrop but today I was hoping for NO RAIN because the Blue Angels don’t fly in rain. You might think that is unusual because other planes fly in rain all the time and these guys are excellent pilots. The difference is that in diamond formation they fly with only 18 inches between the wingtip of one plane and the canopy of the plane beside it. So any rain is a “no go”. The forecast was for showers off and on...

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Apr 16, 2016 - Gulf Shores Surprise

We had a planned 2 day layover in Mobile to regroup, shop, do some maintenance, and a drive by of my old house where we lived from kindergarten through third grade (1964-68, as best I can calculate). Got the groceries and the drive by done. A chance phone call to a friend of Dave's landed us at Gulf Shores, AL that evening and in the company of a truly great bunch of people! Jim and Karen Byrd were at their beach house with friends Dana and RJ. They cooked us up a dinner of Oysters, Red Snapper, and all the accompaniments, Louisiana style...

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Feb 18, 2016 - Dauphin Island-Gulf of Mexico

Today we took a ferry boat across Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico.We passed several natural gas rigs in the bay and a few large freighters.While on the Island we visited the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. An estuary is a semi-enclosed basin where freshwater from rivers and saltwater from the ocean join and mix. Estuaries are among the most productive habitats on earth. We then visited Fort Gaines established in 1821 to defend Mobile Bay. We also checked out the Audubon Bird Sanctuary before returning on the...

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Feb 17, 2016 - Wild Native Coastal Eco Tour

Today we enjoyed an Eco cruise through the Alabama Intracoastal waterway,Bon Secour River and Oyster Bay. We were able to observe many different birds in their natural habitat-Osprey,Blue Heron, Brown Pelicans and a variety of wildlife. We also learned some of the history of the area and about the shrimping industry.The scenery was enjoyable and interesting.

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Feb 15, 2016 - Gulf Shores , Alabama

Arrived in Gulf Shores to spend a few days at the beach. Today is our first day of real rain on this trip and windy but then the next few days are going to be sunny and warm. Stopped by the shore this afternoon-32 miles of white,sandy beaches. We were joined by my cousin Jean and her husband Carter for a few days to explore the area.

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Feb 14, 2016 - Panama Canal Cruise

Happy New Year, Mardi Gras, and Valentine’s Day! We have had a very good winter so far. Over Christmas and New Year’s, we went on a cruise that departed from Los Angeles with stops in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, through the Panama Canal, to Columbia and back to Fort Lauderdale. We flew into LA a couple of days early, so we took advantage and visited the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. This is a really good Presidential Library and Museum with lots of public and private memorabilia and a pavilion for Air Force One. Since it was a few days...

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Rocky Mountain Trip

Oct 20, 2015 - Beached

The following day after Stone Mountain we drove to Gulf Shores, AL. RVing on the Gulf Coast is not for everyone. Most sun and sand vacationers prefer the beach condo with the balcony view and stepping right onto the sand. With our new compromise into vacationing with an RV, this sun and sand vacationer enjoyed every moment of the coast. We had booked an RV resort in Gulf Shores, AL that was 3 blocks from the beach, all concrete, sand, and palm trees everywhere. So far, so good. It's as close to a condo as we'll get now that we are RVing...

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RVing with the Fam

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