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Nov 23, 2020 - Gulftime

Our adventure continues in Gulf Shores. We are not attending the camps dinners or socials, and are limiting contact at this time. We have played video games with the grandkids via Facetime, and also did a Zoom Piano Recital where they played beautifully. There is a stray kitty that hangs around the camp and Mary has been feeding it regularly with our left over cat food. No, we are not going to catnap it. Our beach visits are great, but since we have to walk or ride bikes there, we could only bring our backpack chairs. To remedy that, we...

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2020 - 2021

Nov 14, 2020 - Gulf and Birthday

No visual new damage here. BUT, some light flooding and past hurricane damage. Hitting the beach and riding bikes in the State Park. Trying to get back in shape, so about 12 miles a day in the State Park. Blue Angles did a fly by from Pensacola. That looked pretty cool. Hit the seafood store and picked up some shrimp and a couple Wahoo steaks. Still keeping an eye on yet another hurricane in the gulf. Seems to be bouncing around out there. Craziest storm season yet. Lucky for us, the hurricane shot through Florida and bypassed us. So, we...

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Oct 29, 2020 - Gulf Sorm Zeta

Continuing to hit the beach and ride bikes through the State Park. Unfortunately, Hurricane Zeta hit the Gulf Coast, while not a direct hit on us, we decided to head towards Tallahassee. Last storm here had standing water up to 4 feet and winds strong enough to overturn RVs. Heavy rains all the way to Ponce De Leon Florida, where we spent time in the rest stop. There are nice woods with picnic tables at this stop. Not bad for a two night stay. Generator on and air conditioning on. Made it back to Gulf Shores safely. Wind last night was...

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Oct 24, 2020 - Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Alabama is a fun little city with miles of white sugar sand and great seafood. We will be here 3 months. Weather is still nice; Low 80s, cooling at night. The beach is so relaxing. The sand, water and slight breeze to lull us to a drowsy good time. We even sit outside to watch TV and eat.

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2020 - 2021

Oct 21, 2020 - Factory Finish and Gulf Shores

After spending about a week at the factory, we believe everything is fixed. Friday, they claimed they were done and we should test the systems over the weekend. That evening around midnight, the carbon monoxide alarm went off. Shut off the aquahot and vented the bus. Good thing the alarm worked or we would be dead. Returned on Monday and they replaced the inverter, the motor on the aguahot and dryer. When we got the $5,000 bill, we had a "chat" with the service manager. He decided it would be best to zero out our bill. Six hour drive south...

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2020 - 2021

Mar 11, 2020 - Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, ALabama

2020-03-11.Gulf Shores, Alabama This is the second time we have camped at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama. We were only able to get a spot for three nights and the park was absolutely booked. Most people had been there for several months, starting in December and leaving some time in April. As a result, everyone seemed to know everyone else and there was a lot of friendly conversation among the campers. There are many activities here including Turtle walks, learning to use a sextant, and bog hikes. The park is criss-crossed with all...

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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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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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