Gulf Shores, Alabama Dining

Southern cuisine served up Alabama style!
During our 3 days in Gulf Shores, Alabama we dined at several restaurants. One we happened upon by chance.  One was chosen based on great reviews online. Another was featured in Southern Living magazine. And then there was the Waffle House... Where did we eat? Was the food good or bad? Read on to learn more about our meals while visiting Gulf Shores, Alabama!

Gulf Shores, Alabama - The Lodge at Gulf State Park

On a recent 4 day weekend in April we headed to Gulf Shores, Alabama where the beaches are pristine and there is no shortage of southern hospitality! In my blog I will share detailed information about our stay at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton hotel.

Gulf Shores, Alabama - Getting There

In April 2019 we had a 4 day weekend off from school. It was time for another family adventure! We decided to take a road trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama - about 600 miles from our home in Texas.  
Gulf Shores State Park

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Easter weekend (April 19-22, 2019) we were lucky enough to have a four day weekend off from school. The question was not would we go somewhere? The question was where will we go? Texas hill country? Chicago and the great lakes? Yosemite? Gulf Shores, Alabama?
We chose Gulf Shores, Alabama and did not regret it.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park


Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a diamond in the rough in an otherwise unimpressive landscape. One minute you are driving the flat lands of the panhandle of Texas, the next you are surrounded by shear beauty. 

Top 5 Memorable Family Vacations


The kids are out of school and you are looking for a family vacation that will make lasting memories. You know the kind, the ones you will talk about at Thanksgiving 20+ years from now.  Over the past decade, since my son was 4 years old, our family has been blessed to visit many memorable places during our travels. Read on to learn about our family’s top 5 memorable family vacations.