With only a limited amount of gulf coastline in the entire state, this part of Alabama really delivers in regards to long white sand beaches, bright blue sunshine and clean air, world class southern cuisine, but most of all, the genuine Southern hospitality. The area certainly becomes crowded in the summer. This is a true family destination with a wide range of visitors coming from the Midwest and the East Coast. Visitors come year after year; this is the kind of place where family traditions and long lasting memories are made.
If you talk to the locals you will soon discover the media affected their tourism far greater than the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill of April 2010 ever did. There was one day on the coast where smells were noticed from the results of the oil spill and the beaches at no time were ever “covered” in oil or even closed. Rather, random locations saw tar balls come ashore.
BP has invested significant amounts of money in this cleanup and people have literally been working around the clock to detect any oil that penetrated into the shoreline (below the surface). Visually the beaches look cleaner than they ever have. Fine grained white sand stretches for miles (32 miles to be exact) along Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Highlights of the trip so far have definitely been the cuisine, the legendary Southern Hospitality and the accommodations at Turquoise Place in Gulf Shores.
Here is the article with the trip summary.
Quay Po Cooks says
Wonderful pictures and look forward to read more of your trip.
Hi Dave! I like the bandaid tins, they’re so cute!
Thanks for following 🙂
Lieza Requieron says
Hello… You’ve really enjoyed your trip to Alabama..:-) Thanks for sharing those pictures.. Hope you can visit Philippines…I envy those Desserts,…Yum…
hi dave 🙂 u have a great travel blog here. keep it up!
Looks like a wonderful visit! I can’t tell you how long I looked for an armadillo when I passed through the area…never saw one 🙁 Thanks for the inspiration!
Fantastic photoes, and I was so pleased to hear about the clean beaches. As you say, I think the media have a lot to answer for.
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Carrie C. says
Lovely pictures! Thanks for highlighting a place that I would certainly have otherwise overlooked.
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BP has invested significant amounts of money ?
Martina - FUCK THE FAME says
THX FOR FOLLOW ME DAVE!
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR TRIPS AND PHOTOS.
I LOVE TRAVEL A LOT..
Liza Carvalho says
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