With Spring Break around the corner, I’m so excited to let you all know that we are going on vacation! I think this is our first Spring Break trip we’ve made! We are heading to Gulf Shores Alabama where we rented a house right off the beach! We’ll be heading out there with my cousin and her family, so we’ll have a total of 4 adults and 6 kids!
I want to talk about a few of the things we are planning on doing while in Gulf Shores. There is so much to do and not enough time to get it all in! Plus, we want some beach time too!
Speaking of beach time, we are working with Beach Bum Services. They specialize in beach rental equipment! They stay fully stocked year round with all sorts of beach rental equipment, such as: large beach canopies, lounge chairs, kayaks, beach carts, umbrellas, beach and water sports gear, and much more. We will be renting a grill (the house doesn’t come with one) and chairs and a tent.
We plan on heading out and doing a deep sea fishing trip. Bill went on one a couple of years ago on a business trip, so he knew he wanted to take the kids on one. We fish with the kids when we go camping, so we know they’ll love it. We will be working with Reel Surprise Charters for this trip. We hope we’ll catch dinner! Reel Surprise Charters is a family owned and operated business and they specialize in walk-on (shared expense) trips. These trips are charged at a per person rate and are more economical for a single angler or a family on a budget. They also have private charters, so they have something for everyone!
We will also be heading to Fort Morgan/Dauphin Island and checking out the historical sites! We will be taking the Dauphin Island Ferry and will also be checking out the The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab! The Estuarium is a public aquarium that highlights the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. It includes the 10,000 square foot Exhibit Hall, a 7,000 gallon sting ray touch pool, and the Living Marsh Boardwalk. Sting rays are so cool!
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is also on our itinerary! We are hoping to do a few of the encounters with the animals there! They have more than 500 exotic animals, daily keeper talks & shows, animal encounters, a petting zoo, aviary and picnic area. We’ve been told it is a must stop!
One day will be spent at the National Naval Aviation Museum to see the Blue Angels!
Lastly, if we have time, we will be heading to Gulf State Park! Gulf State Park’s has two miles of beaches with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells. There is 25 miles of paved trails for walking or biking! They also have largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico which you can fish off of!
As you can see, we have a lot of fun scheduled for our vacation! Follow along with us as we head to Gulf Shores! (You can follow the hashtags on social media #ALBeachBlogger, #GulfShores, and #OrangeBeach )