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.