We are very fortunate to live six hours away from the beach. In half a day we can make it to the coast and it is an easy drive in the fall when Marvin and I go to celebrate our anniversary. However in the summer you have to be strategic in getting there as everyone is going in one direction...South. We left home at 7:30 and arrived at our destination at 1:30. The trip included a stop for lunch and some bathroom breaks. Ben and Katy followed a bit later and they ran into a lot of traffic. But Gulf Shores is worth the aggravation. It is called the Redneck Riveria because it is a popular destination for those looking for a more economic beach vacation. The elite crowd heads to Destin in Florida.:) Gulf Shores is a friendly place, lots of good places to eat and just up the road in Foley is a nice outlet mall to explore on rainy days. So if you are looking for a beach vacation, I highly recommend our little corner of the beach.
So no more vacation pictures after today!! Thanks for letting me share them with you. And again thanks for the prayers as they were most certainly felt by me and Grandpa.