Road Trippin' with Dad on the Alabama Gulf Coast
I’ve crisscrossed the country many times. I’ve flown to exotic countries. But would you believe the Alabama Gulf Coast is one of my fondest travel memories to date?
I’ve traveled extensively throughout my life. Whenever I go on vacation it takes me a moment to decompress and leave behind the stressors and the responsibilities of life. It usually takes a day or two to totally disconnect from work and tune in to family – except when I go to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
It takes us eight hours to get from where we live in Nashville, Tennessee to Gulf Shores, Alabama. When my eyes see the blue water and my toes feel the warmth of the sand, I feel all the stress immediately wash away.
You see, along the Gulf Coast is where my wife and I got married. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores is where we had some of our first real family vacations. One crazy year, we evacuated to Alabama’s peaceful Gulf Coast when devastating tornadoes were predicted for Tennessee Valley.