Friday - April 13 - Today was another beautiful day so we decided to drive over to
We left the park here and took the ocean drive to go over to
One thing that amazes us is the number of huge, new homes going up along the ocean and numerous huge new hotels and condos, and all are being built up high on stilts. At Flounders, where we had lunch, there was a mirror on the way to the Ladies with a mark as to how high the water had risen when Ivan hit and it was up to my waist. Sure would make a mess of things.
The beaches here are so much nicer than the beaches in
Thursday - April 12 - Today was a gorgeous day, sunny and in the low 80’s. We decided to go to Bellingrath Gardens, it is south of Mobile so about 60 miles from here but having been there a number of years ago we knew it would be worth the drive.
The gardens were the creation of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bellingrath. Mr. Bellingrath had the first coca cola distributorship in
In 1935 they built Bellingrath Home which is 10,500 square feet in size and is English Renaissance style. Mrs. Bellingrath had a very large collection of decorative art which is showcased in the home and is beautiful. Mrs. Bellingrath died in 1943 at the age of 64 and since they had no children, when Mr. Bellingrath died in 1955 at the age of 86, his estate had been converted to the Bellingrath-Morse Foundation to oversee the gardens and open the house to the public and it continues to be open to the public.
While there we took a cruise on the
Coming home we drove along the east side of
Wednesday - April 11 - Today was overcast until about 3 then the sun came out and it turned beautiful. We had a quiet day, I read and just took it easy, then when the sun came out we went for a nice walk. Tomorrow is supposed to be warm & sunny so we are planning on going to
Tuesday - April 10 - Today was a wet one, it rained early this morning then the sun came out so John went out and washed the trailer and truck - he wanted to make sure it would rain! And it did, it started to rain before he was finished washing and rained off and on all day with a very heavy rain and thunderstorm this evening.
There is a new Camping World back towards
The internet here is very iffy, I can’t get on tonight so hopefully will be able to get on in the morning and get this posted.
Monday - April 9 - Today we left Abbeville for Gulf Shores, Alabama. Interstate 10 is a terrible highway in places through
We crossed the
We are at Gulf Breezes RV Park in
Sunday - April 8 - Happy Easter everyone, hope you all had a nice day. Today was fairly quiet, we did some cleaning this morning and then went to the potluck dinner at 2. All the food was very good and there was a ton of it. We were just finishing eating when Betty’s aunt came in, today was her 90th birthday and she didn’t look a day over 70. She still lives in her own house and does all her own work except cut the grass, she walks two miles a day, drives and goes to dances - amazing. She has also had two bouts of cancer, but said she doesn’t have time for that nonsense! Certainly an inspiration.