This week I'm diving into the alphabetical first state: Alabama. Alex and I went to Alabama in the spring of 2012 with our close friend Meredith. We rented a condo in Gulf Shores and explored the area before taking a quick trip to New Orleans. I was surprised by the fluffy sand dunes and the heat (even in early April). We didn't meet too many locals and didn't eat anything more exciting than crawfish, so I think my Alabama experience could have been enhanced by some backwoods wanderings. Regardless, Gulf Shores is a nice area and our condo was very quiet and outside of the touristy area.
|We arrived to a gorgeous sunset.|
|So of course we had to stop and take photos. This heron was hamming it up.|
|"Look at me, guys!"|
|Our condo was a little dated, but it was nice on the inside and so quiet.|
|We had the pool to ourselves! It was kind of overcast this day, but still HOT.|
|There was something on my camera lens. It wasn't that cloudy.|
|Lovely view from the boardwalk outside of our unit.|
|We went to a kind of cheesy bar on the Florida/Alabama state line (Flora-Bama), but this group was excellent.|
|We went on a nature hike one day. It was very hot and we all melted.|
|A sunnier beach day.|
|Meredith collected shells.|
|Annnnndddd I had red hair and posed like this. (That was a fun hair color.)|
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Thanks for joining me on this quick look back at Alabama.
Where was your last trip?
What is your next vacation?