Sweet Home Alabama……

First, I apologize for taking so long to write….seems we’ve settled into the lazy daze of retirement and we really haven’t been doing anything too exciting to write about! Howie might disagree since I gave in and we went out and got a Dish for Junebug so we can now enjoy watching our favorite TV shows – Howie’s tickled pink!! Can you say football??!! We also bought ourselves electric bicycles! It’s been 20+ years since I’ve been on a bike so I’m VERY unsteady – and I have the bruises to prove it! I’ve been crashing every time we ride – my goal is to make it through just one bike ride without injury. I’m getting better so I think I’ll live, though I truly believe that bike riding is hazardous to my health!

Even Rosie enjoys rambling around the campground!

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL STATE PARK!! The campground is huge and the sites are spacious and offer quite a bit of privacy. The bathrooms and shower rooms are large and kept exceptionally clean. We definitely recommend Gulf Shores State Park if you ever need a campsite. (BTW – this park has inspired us to start a new category on the blog – check out “Campgrounds” where we will do a short critique and score of each park where we’ve stayed!)

Super clean sites with large cement pads – loving it here!
Gulf State Park Pier – beautiful!

So last night, our second night here, we saw our first ALLIGATOR? Look right above my finger and you’ll see it too! Still have doubts? See the video below!

Very peaceful ….. at least from afar!

The Blue Angels flew overhead as we were watching the alligator – a beautiful evening!

The best thing ever….there’s nothing quite like family! I got a text from my cousin, Rhonda – turns out they have a condo here in Gulf Shores and they are here vacationing while we’re here. So we went to see their condo….a beautiful site – right ON the gulf!

Another surprise, Dori, Rhonda’s sister/my cousin, and her husband also own a condo in the same complex and were here – so last night the six of us enjoyed a great dinner at Fin N Fork, followed by banana cream pie here at our motorhome. We had an exceptionally nice time….like I said – there’s nothing like family!!

Howie’s work has been needing him quite a bit of late, so while he’s working, I’ve been getting some sewing done. My sewing center is working out quite nicely for me – I’ve finished a quilt, made a computer bag for myself, and made a rope table runner for my sewing center.

Howie just finished work for the day so we’re heading out to either enjoy the beach or go watch the Blue Angels practice. Hoping you all are doing well and also enjoying happiness and good health every day!

Till I write again……happy trails!

Published by Ramblin' Rosie

We are retired nurses with a desire to explore the United States, and beyond, in our Winnebago motor home. We are accompanied our three pups, Fanny May, Kaiser, and Rosie.

2 thoughts on “Sweet Home Alabama……

  1. Great idea on campsite reviews. So often I wish I could talk to someone who’s been to a campground, resort, restaurants etc. Keep enjoying your retirement and stay safe. We are still harvesting I’m sitting in the tractor right now waiting for the combine to come unload. Remember my mom and your mom driving grain trucks during harvest? 😊
    Love Cuz Di


    1. Dianne – Yes, I certainly remember…those were really special times!! Sounds like you’re carrying on in your mom’s footsteps – a very good life!


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