Last weekend was the last outing of our local Winnebago Club before the summer hiatus. Before attending the rally, we stopped at the Gulf State Park for a relaxing evening near the water in Gulf Shores, AL. This a great park where you have the option of nearby beaches, tourist attractions or enjoying the hiking trails and other facilities of the park. We focused mostly on the relaxing aspects of the park.
In the morning before heading to the rally in Robertsdale, Al we made our first visit to Fort Morgan, located at the entrance to Mobile Bay. It played an important role in the Civil War battle for control of Mobile Bay and the city of Mobile. The Union victory here in 1864 gave the northern states a much needed boost in spirits and helped propel President Lincoln to reelection. The fighting at the fort and on the waters of the bay was fierce. A tour of the fort and museum provides a good overview of the battle and life at the fort during this period. If you are interested in the Civil War, this is definitely worthwhile. Another interesting fact was that pets are allowed to wander the grounds, so Halley had her first open museum tour.
After some comments on the last blog, I think I should clarify that we are not taking the RV to Alaska-this time. We are going with friends on a land and cruise tour. We are hoping this will give us a great overview of the state.