My husband fell in love with this area when he discovered hang gliding many years ago. He learned how to fly at Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding. I just love to watch and keep my feet on the ground.
My husband doesn’t fly anymore, but the kids and I will come watch the others fly. The launch area is the perfect place to watch the sunset over Lookout and Sand Mountains. And it didn’t disappoint this evening!
about to set
view north toward Chattanooga
last one down
Joining the Weekly Photo Challenge this week. The moon over Chattanooga tonight that my daughter so excitedly pointed out to me. Nice to see after so much rain.
Swiss Cheese in the sky
This is apparently the same moon A Little British Pea saw! It’s a small world!
Dogwoods are in bloom!
One photo to represent Spring today! My husband and I took a walk in Coolidge Park in Chattanooga this morning and the dogwoods are blooming. The pink ones are my favorite. Enjoy!
Orange Beach, AL is a beautiful white sand beach on the Gulf Coast located between Gulf Shores, AL and Perdido Key and Pensacola, FL about 6 1/2 hours from Chattanooga, TN. My kids were on Spring Break a couple weeks ago so we jumped at the chance for some beach time. This was our first visit to Orange Beach/ Gulf Shores area. We normally spend time at Panama City Beach, FL with extended family in the summer. I was very happy with Orange Beach. I loved the family atmosphere and it was much quieter and less crowded than PCB.
The beach area is also more “hardpacked” so it’s easier to walk long distances. We had a good time looking for shells.
Playing in the tide pools.
Gotta get our toes in the sand.
Love this beach!
We only had 3-4 days to spend here so I opted to stay at a hotel instead of a condo or house. The Hampton Inn and Suites Orange Beach is fairly new and clean and right on the beach. They also had a heated indoor/outdoor pool which was a must with the cooler weather and they offered free breakfast every morning.
We took advantage of our location and did some sight-seeing around the area. We spent a day exploring the USS Alabama Battleship in Mobile, AL and on the way home, made a stop at Alligator Alley. I’m planning on posting these trips later, so keep checking!
sunrise Orange Beach, AL
sunset Orange Beach, AL
For now I’ll leave you with a sunrise and sunset from beautiful Orange Beach, AL.
Joining the weekly photo challenge this week and my favorite color would have to be the color of sunset or sunrise.
sunrise Orange Beach, AL
cloudy sunrise Orange Beach, AL
sunset Orange Beach, AL (instagram)
No two sunrises or sunsets are the same. Each one is amazing in a different way.
These were taken during our Spring Break to Orange Beach, AL. This was our first visit to this part of the Gulf Coast and we loved it. We will be back!
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