Posts Tagged With: beach

Spring Break at the Beach

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.

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!

For now I’ll leave you with a sunrise and sunset from beautiful Orange Beach, AL.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

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

sunrise Orange Beach, AL

cloudy sunrise Orange Beach, AL

cloudy sunrise Orange Beach, AL

sunset 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!

Check out the Daily Post for more inspiration.

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Remembering Destin

Destin Sunrise

Destin Sunrise

We were fortunate to be able to spend our Thanksgiving break last year in Destin, Florida.  One whole week at the Gulf and the weather could not have been more perfect!  Not hot, not too cold and no humidity.  I could live here.

S and I had to check out the beach early the morning after we arrived. What a beautiful sunrise we had. Enjoy.


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