Another day, another catch-up post. This one is pretty straightforward though because, after all, what can you say about a beach vacation? Other than “fun and relaxing” obviously! In March, Scott (my husband, don’t ya know) and I traveled to sunny Orange Beach, Alabama to spend a week with his parents at the condo they stay in for about a month every winter. His aunt and uncle had their own condo as well, so we got to hang with all four of them throughout the week. He and I (and a friend of ours) took the same trip a few years earlier (different condo, but just a short ways down the road from this one), but I hadn’t been back since then, so it was great to return!
I can already hear some of you scratching your heads, wondering how Alabama could be a beachy place to visit, but it really is! Orange Beach is just a short distance (45-60 minutes) from Pensacola, Florida and is literally right on the Gulf Coast, so we got to wake up to white sandy beach views every morning (we even caught the occasional dolphin sighting from our balcony!). We woke up when we woke up without having to worry about getting anything done or having anywhere to be – a big change for us! On most trips, we may not always be waking up early, but we definitely can’t just be lazy because we need to get going so we can explore whatever fun destination we’re in. Not doing that on this trip was a nice change of pace!
Of course, the fact that we weren’t running around seeing lots of different places means you, dear readers, get to see lots of beach pictures. Enjoy!
The Pink Pony Pub is famous for their nachos. You have to visit if you’re in Orange Beach!
On the way to the airport, we stopped by McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola. Another recommended restaurant!
And that’s how we spent a week (just over a week, actually) in Orange Beach. There are tons of condos along the beach, so if you’re looking for a new spot for a warm-weather vacation, consider sunny Alabama. We hope to return soon!