Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Orange Beach break

25 to 28 Feb 2019

We decided to visit Orange Beach, Al for a few days just relaxing and exploring the area.  We stayed at the Hampton Inn in a suite on the ocean front.  As we approached the hotel, we were surprised by all the barriers that were being setup along the road and wondered what was going on. We soon found out that it was Fat Tuesday and there would be a parade coming by shortly.  After checking in and checking out our view from the room, we headed down to watch the parade that soon was passing by the hotel.

Over the next few days, we spent a lot of time just enjoying the changing ocean front view. 



We have been here many times before with the motorhome but did not explore the area as we could now with the car.  The Gulf State Park is nearby, and we spent one morning hiking some of the many trails in the park.

One evening we drove to a restaurant on the outskirts of Fairhope that we went to with an RV group. They prepare a great pan-fried flounder.  According to Anneke, it is the only place she has found in the USA that resembles the way the Dutch prepare it.

The sunsets where amazing, but still Anneke got up the last morning to take sunrise pictures.


Erin said...

Nice beach break.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I'm not going to ask how all those beads were procured from the parade...

Nickie and Jim said...

Nice to be Out and About in the car so you can explore an area more thoroughly than you can in the motor home. We used to live near Fairhope and think we know the restaurant of which you speak. Stay safe these days!