Catch-Up Post – Gulf Coast in March (Again!)

Wow, it’s really been awhile since I blogged, huh? What’s up with that?! Never fear, dear readers – though I may go quiet for periods of time (stupid real, non-traveling life getting in the way), travel will ALWAYS be waiting for me in the background, so you can always count on new posts before too long. And even when I’m not traveling, I’ve still got several more Travel Throwback posts to put together as they’ve been on hiatus for FAR too long. So, look for more content to come soon!

In the meantime, how about some actual travel news? To be fair, since my February trip to Gallifrey One, I haven’t done a whole lot of traveling, but we did take a trip to the Gulf Coast in March. Since our last trip was in March 2017, it seems our schedule of going there every other year is continuing unabated! As a refresher, Scott’s parents snowbird in Orange Beach for part of the winter and the place they stay in is right on the beach, so it’s the perfect place to walk on the beach, sleep in, and just relax for a week.

As usual with these Gulf Coast trips, we don’t go there to actually “do” anything, which makes them very different from most of our other trips. But sometimes, it’s nice to take a trip to just get away and relax, so that’s exactly what we always do down there (and what we did on this trip, too). Reading, walking on the beach, watching daytime TV, playing a little 3DS – it’s a window into what retirement will (hopefully) be like! As such, I never have a lot of photos to share (and this year’s selection is particularly scant), but check out what I have below!

I always take a photo of the view of the ocean from the balcony. Love it!

And I always have to take a picture of my feet in sand anytime I’m on a beach. I think it’s a law or something.

We saw this fine feathered friend on an evening beach walk.

He (she?) wouldn’t let us get any closer than this without flying away.

Amazing sunset!

Scott and his aunt (she and his uncle also spend some snowbird time in Orange Beach) on one of our morning walks.

Love being able to walk this close to the water!

The only “must-visit” place when we’re in town – the Pink Pony Pub!

These nachos are the reason why we have to visit. They don’t LOOK that great, but they’re super tasty.

“Under the boardwalk, out of the sun.”

And a nice, full (or almost full?) moon on our final night of the trip.

So that’s what a relaxing week on the Gulf Coast looks like! While we haven’t made any plans to go back, history tells me we’ll be back in 2021. But if we’re there again in 2020, that would be fine with me!

Keep your eyes peeled for more new posts soon. I’ve got Travel Throwbacks and upcoming trips to talk about, so stay tuned!

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Based in St. Paul, MN and love to blog about travel. Comment, follow, and join me on my journey!