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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 Zicaros

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

Mar 19, 2015 - Gulf Shores, AL

I went for a walk on the Gulf Coast beach this morning. The water was like glass, very few people on the beach, seagulls soaring and dolphins playing in the distance. But my walk was cut short when it started to rain. Went back with Dan later in the afternoon and it was beautiful! Had dinner with the Hamlins and the Sullivans at Doc's Seafood Shack. Laughed and reminisced about the good old days on D-Dock. Tomorrow we're heading to Texas!

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2015 Southwest Trip

Mar 18, 2015 - Tallahasssee, FL to Gulf Shores, AL

Changed time zones today and messed with my internal clock. We arrived at Gulf State Park Campground around 4:30pm and got set up on our site before setting out for a walk to find our friends Jim & Jan Hamlin, who have been staying here since early November as snowbirds from Michigan. We found them and got a tour of the campground and their RV and then went to dinner at Mikee's Seafood. This is when things got fun! As we were waiting for our food to arrive, a young man came over to our table and suddenly pulled up a chair and sat down,...

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2015 Southwest Trip

Feb 19, 2015 - Driving Day (AL, MS, LA)

Rolling in the miles. We headed West to get away from the cold. We drove about 200 miles (5 hours) from Gulf Shores, AL to New Orleans, LA. Today on Hwy 10W. Not much to see. We zipped through 3 states, Alabama, Mississippi, & Louisiana all in one day. Arrived at the Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego, LA to stay the night. Will be off again tomorrow to head towards TX. Back on the road after our night at Segnette State Park. Left camp at 8:30 am and headed to Beaumont, TX via Hwy 10W for an overnight at Walmart. We stopped at Chicken On...

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Feb 17, 2015 - Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, AL

2/17 – 2/19/15 (2 nights) While checking into the Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, AL at 4:30 pm, I got 3 Mardi Gras beads from a lady coming back from the afternoon parade. She had tons of beads on her. Our site, #2, is right across from the restroom and showers and very level on a concrete pad. This park has no internet and no cable. Our site is a few sites away (walking distance) from the intercostal waterway. The camp store was having a winter sale, 50% off stuff. The nature center was kinda cool. I saw my first alligator (2 baby one), a...

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