Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, AL
89*, a beautiful, sunny day
I haven't written a blog post in quite a few days because nothing really exciting has happened that would fill up a whole post. We've had a few little moments of excitement or of interest, but nothing worth a whole post. Wow, it's already been a full week since my last blog post. Time sure flies when you're relaxed and having fun.
time at the beach here, we have been swimming in the Campground pool several times. The beach is just too steep and has continued to be fairly rough and has had jelly fish every time we've gone to check it out.
Today, while we were checking it out, a man walked along this board walk and across the very soft, hard to walk in sand with 2 large white pillars. We wondered what he was doing as we headed back to our car. As we got in our car, we saw the same man getting something else out of his car and a woman got out of the car carrying 2 huge flower arrangements with lovely bouquets of varying shades of reds. We aren't sure, of course, as we didn't stay around, but it looked like they were setting up for a wedding or at least a photo shoot of a wedding. It would have been a beautiful day for it. The weather this entire week has been lovely. Sunshine all week. The forecast has called for possible storms all week, but they never materialized. It has been hot, but not as humid as the first couple days we were down here. Apparently being in the swamps is not as good for my allergies as being at the beach near a desert, though, as I've been stuffed up a lot and needing my inhaler. So just the ocean breezes apparently aren't enough if I'm living in the middle of a swamp, LOL. Mr. C says there's probably too many mold spores in the air, which is one of my worst allergens.
Mr. C has continued to take nightly bicycle rides. I haven't joined him as much as we both would have liked, but my tailbone feels bruised (to put it politely) and I can hardly sit right now, let alone ride my bike. Plus, Mr. C really likes to go after dark (or right at dark) as he sees more critters that way and I'm just not comfortable enough yet to like riding after dark. After one of our evening rides we got back to the trailer just after dark and as we started to go into the trailer, I saw something moving up the side of the trailer.
I thought it was a lizard from the way it was moving but when I shined (shown?) my flashlight on it we saw this bright green tree frog. Mr. C climbed up on the steps and got as close as he could and got this close up photo. I wanted to catch him and bring him home, but he was too shy.
On Mr. C's night rides, he has seen deer, bunnies, and his favorite, a couple more snakes. He saw this Water Snake one night.
Meanwhile, back in the trailer, when we're not doing other things like eating, cooking, roasting marshmallows etc. I have been working on canes. I have completed 3 canes while here in Alabama and have 9 others about 1/3 completed.
It has been a wonderful 3 weeks, but I have to admit, I'm greedy and would like it to be more. I am so ready for Mr. C to retire and for us to start RVing full time. We have a lot of work to get our house in a sell able condition, though, before we can even consider going full-timing.
So, ready or not, tomorrow we head back to Illinois to take up our real, everyday lives. Until I have more to write, I'll leave you here. Have a great Autumn, where ever you happen to live or be. Thanks for coming along on our journey. Smiles, Sue C