Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beached Last Year

This post from a trip last summer may warm you up a bit if you're in the area of the first winter snow blizzard of 2016. 

Leaving Stone Mountain and heading to Gulf Shores, kind of a two for one trip with mountain the first part of the trip and beach and sand the second part of the trip. 

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 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 tourists.

This is the view from our site. It's s nature preserve between the RV resort and the condos and Boardwalk.

Only three blocks away from the boardwalk and the beautiful sand beach.
I walked the 3 blocks quite a lot and I probably went in every shoppe within the three blocks. 

The water is definitely not as beautiful as Florida's coast. But the sand and beach area was great. 

The beach was wide and clean. It makes for nice walks on the beach anytime of the day. Can't believe I didn't get any sunrise or sunset pictures on the beach.  Definitely missed out on the true beauty of a beach.

A few family members RV'd with us on this trip. (I wish they all could have been there.) I played family photographer (with a cell phone) for their yearly beach pictures.

It was quick click, click, clicks as the little ones moved about. 

The plan for the beach pictures was to drive to the boardwalk at the beach for dinner then walk out to take pictures.

It was a good plan. Another family watching us actually asked me to take their family pictures in the same spot. 

It was a great RV summer vacation. It was everything I needed. Sun. Sand. Shopping. I didn't miss being in a hotel or condo at all. 

And, I'm sure I can vouch for the guys, also. They went on a charter fishing day trip. Being an RV vacationer we cooked them in the RV outside kitchen for dinner one evening. The warm summer breeze coming off the Gulf, a fresh fish dinner, sitting on your private patio, with music and city lights across the way, and your family dog (we had 2 - ours and the grand-dog) at your side made it a great vacation.

I hope all my RV trips are this great.


1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to hear more stories about your new role of RV-Tourists. I know ya'll will enjoy the Beautiful memories to be made !


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