American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gulf Shores, AL

Yesterday we returned to Gulf Shores after spending Christmas at my daughter’s house near Douglasville, Ga. There was a white Christmas in Atlanta for the first time in 128 years! It was beautiful to look at but I didn’t leave the house from Christmas Eve until Tuesday morning! We brought 2 of the grand kids back with us to spend the week….Kyle and Logan.

Today was sunny and windy. We went to the beach after lunch and stayed about 2 hours, then the wind picked up and the clouds covered the sun….brrrrrrrrrrrr. Hopefully, the weather will warm up a little in the next few days and the wind will calm down.

The campground here, Gulf State Park, is level and all the roads are paved so the boys can ride their bikes and new razor scooters all over. The sites are the largest we’ve seen anywhere and are concrete and level. The area where the hookups are located is also concrete and lighted. The laundry room is large and there is a camp store, activity room and very large swimming pool for summer use. Everything is new, of course, and the beach pavilion, pier and parking areas are all very nice. The State Park also has two more beach locations in the town of Orange Beach which are smaller than the 2 mile beach inside the park boundaries.
The city of Gulf Shores has a very nice, very large, public beach with 2 restaurants adjacent.


I'm definitely getting some pictures of the campground tomorrow. There are 496 sites and most are full!


Karen and Al said...

I'm looking forward to some campground pictures! Are they full hookup? We'd love to go there...but not in the winter! Hope your weather warms up!

pidge said...

Sounds like a great place. What does it cost a day, week or month? Do they offer wifi and cable? Thanks for sharing

Freely Living Life said...

So glad you made it to Gulf Shores! It's a beautiful park indeed! I bet it's full this time of the year. When we were there back in November it was busy but not near full. Enjoy your time and make sure you get out on the Gulf State Park Pier! Looking forward to seeing more pictures! We'll be back there at some point.


Susan said...

Karen-Yes, it's full hookups. Summer months would be wonderful here!

Pidge-Monthly from 11/1 to 3/31 is $444, including tax and electric. Daily ranges from $25-$35. Weekly from $150-$210. 15% discounts for 62 & over.

It's raining now, but I'll get pictures soon!