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Stories and Tips Gulf Shores

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Driving Mobile Bay

Written by darla2 on 09 Jun, 2003

We decided to take a driving trip of the area. We started at about 9am. I chose this route from reading the Reader's Digest book, See the USA, The Easy Way written in 1995. In order to do the tour justice, we should have taken…Read More


An Affordable and Fun Family Break

Written by Jim Rosenberg on 05 Oct, 2000

Spring vacations for northerners often conjure up images of tropical cocktails in a palm-studded piece of paradise, but the reality can be more sobering. What should be a respite from gruesome winter weather and the daily grind can turn into a frightfully expensive week…Read More


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U.S.S. Alabama

Written by Whirlwind on 03 Jan, 2001

This W.W. II battleship saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war. It is easy to find out of Mobile--just take the 27 exit off of I-10 to U.S.90. Much of the ship is open to the public. Inside there are…Read More


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Fort Gaines

Written by Whirlwind on 03 Jan, 2001

From Fort Morgan catch the ferry that runs several times a day across the mouth of Mobile Bay to Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. Fort Gaines was the scene of one of history's more memorable moments when Admiral David Farragut attempted to steam past…Read More


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Fort Morgan

Written by Whirlwind on 03 Jan, 2001

On the Southern most extremity of Mobile Bay is Fort Morgan, a US defensive fortification built after the War of 1812. Its primary claim to fame rests in its Civil War significance, helping to keep Mobile Bay open to blockade running steamers well into…Read More


Helpful Hints: Beach Flag Warning System

Written by Amber Autumn on 31 Jul, 2007

"May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun And find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches Today, tomorrow and beyond."~Irish Blessing Beach Flags are essential to having a good as well as safe time. A green flag means…Read More


Church Services

Written by cmurrah on 24 Jul, 2004

Don't forget to attend Worship Services while you are in Gulf Shores. We went to the Lagoon Baptist Church at 17867 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, Al. We felt so welcome and comfortable worshiping here. They have a great praise band and…Read More


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Sugar Beach Condos at Orange Beach

Written by reneelarroux on 12 Mar, 2003

We were so impressed with this area that we bought a condo in Orange Beach. Check out our website at www.sugarbeach349.com. Our new condo is located directly on the beach between Gulf Shores and Perdido Bay. It is a great family oriented complex with three pools,…Read More


Deserted beach...

Written by Whirlwind on 09 Dec, 2000

We parked at a souvenir shop and bar known as "The Border" just a few feet over the Alabama/Florida line. It was mid-morning as we strolled along a boardwalk out to the beach a hundred feet or so south of the establishment. It…Read More


Sun, Sand and Sea on Alabama's Gulf Coast

Written by TonyFla on 28 Nov, 2009

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach - Alabama's Gulf CoastGulf Shores, Alabama - If the state of Alabama doesn't come to your mind when you think of tropical white sand beach destinations where visitors can dip their toes in the warm waters of the Gulf of…Read More


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