I start this post with a warning: LOTS of PICTURES! I am back from Spring Break vacation and I have a ton of pictures to share. My family and I traveled to the Gulf Coast with a stop over in Natchez, Mississippi along the way. I've wanted to visit Natchez ever since I began reading Greg Iles books. Many of his stories are set in this quaint old river town, including Turning Angel (there really is a Turning Angel) and The Devil's Punch Bowl.
Our stay in Natchez was brief, but memorable. We ate the best BBQ ever at The Pig Out BBQ! We plan on revisiting this historic town again soon!
We continued driving south and finally made it Orange Beach, Alabama. We had a terrific time here and in nearby Navarre, Florida. The beaches were gorgeous!
|Doug and Charlotte's award winning sandcastle!|
|Snorkeling for shells|
|The sand dollar Charlotte found!|
The saying about never forgetting how to ride a bike is true! It had been several years since I rode, but riding through the State Park was one of the most enjoyable parts of our trip! We were surrounded by nature...some kind of scary. We saw alligators and snakes!
|There isn't a fence here!|
|I nearly ran over this snake on my bike!|
|The Karate Kid bird?|
I also got the opportunity to do another activity I haven't been able to do for several years (due to my knee)..golf! We even got Charlotte on the course for her very first lesson!
|Note the sunburn!|
And of course there was a lot of eating on this trip! Great shrimp, crab and even nachos!
|Super Nachos at Tacky Jack's|
|Shrimp at Bubba's|
I had such a wonderful time on our Spring Break trip. It was hard leaving the sun and the sand and gorgeous water. Now, back to reality and back to work! The brightside to being back home? I get to work on my batik Blueberry Hill quilt! Stay tuned!