Monday, May 30

vacay, part 1

Ty & I went on vacation last week with his family to Orange Beach, Alabama. It was a wonderful week! On the way down to Alabama, Ty & I spent the night in New Orleans. Ty had never been before, so it was fun to show him the French Quarter.

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We ate the best char-grilled oysters at the Acme Oyster House and had dessert at Cafe
Du Monde. Yummy!

The next morning we headed toward Orange Beach. Southern Living did a great article a few months ago about the Alabama coastline. They featured Dauphin Island and I knew we had to include it in our trip. We drove over a long bridge to get the island on one side and left on a ferry on the other side to get to Orange Beach.
We bought some goodies from Lighthouse Bakery and got lunch from a local fish market that steams seafood for you. We enjoyed it in some shade with a gorgeous view.
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While driving around the island we found a walking trail that was probably the size of 2-3 housing lots. It was a big square in a middle of a neighborhood. It felt like you were walking into a secret place. The trees reminded me of Savannah with all the spanish moss hanging off the branches.
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The ferry ride was the best part! It was so nice to be out on the water.
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7 comments:

  1. FUN! I've never been to New Orleans and I always become jealous when people blog about it. I would love to eat there!

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  2. I LOVE Dauphin Island. It's such a beautiful place.

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  3. Oh I love those white sand beaches! Glad you guys got to get away for bit!

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  4. I've never been to NOLA either. I need to go!

    Looks like great fun and yummy food!

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  5. Looks so fun! Can't wait to see more! I love that area. We used to drive from Shreveport every summer and it is so pretty down there!

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  6. What a weekend! It looks like a great getaway.

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  7. LOVE NOLA! I'm going in August, your post has me so excited to go back! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

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