Now that they’ve cleaned up the mess from the BP oil disaster, you’re going to love the beaches in the Gulf Shores area.
Clean up crews heading out to clean up the beaches in 2011.
Area's that had already been cleaned were beautiful.
We’ll be at Island Retreat RV Park in Gulf Shores for the month of March.
Be sure to eat at Lambert’s Café in Foley, AL at least once while you’re there. Plenty of good food and it’s the “Home of the Throwed Rolls.” Don’t worry if you don’t catch the first roll, they’ll throw you another one.
Also in Foley there is a train museum. The real treasure in the museum is the model train layout they have. This is the most extensive model train layout I’ve ever seen. If you visit be sure to go on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday between the hours of 10 AM to 2 PM. That’s when the volunteers operate the model train layout. It is AWESOME. Many features of the layout are animated such as the firehouse, burger drive-in, car wash, etc. Even my wife who doesn’t care about model trains loved the layout.
Also if you drive to the west on hwy 180 along Mobile Bay you’ll find Fort Morgan. You can take a self-guided tour of the civil war fort. There is also a ferry that crosses Mobile Bay to Dauphine Island where you can take a self-guided tour of Fort Gaines. Both forts are worth the visit, doubly so for anyone who is a civil war buff. This is the area where Admiral Farragut gave the famous command “Damn the torpedos—full speed ahead!”
I hope you have a great trip.