It was a fun vacation. We liked Orange Beach--maybe not as much as Longboat Key, Florida, but it was beautiful in its' own way. We stayed in a nice little Bed & Breakfast--the Original Romar House--which was on the beach.
|The Original Romar House in Orange Beach
|Our room at the Romar House
The next day the director of the Bed & Breakfast suggested we might enjoy a car ferry ride to Dauphin Island. When she mentioned it was a short drive from there to Bellingrath House & Gardens I was eager to go.
|Getting ready to drive onto the ferry
We also enjoyed the guided house tour where we learned the inspiring history of the house and gardens.
Instead of taking the ferry back to Orange Beach we decided to return around Mobile Bay. Unfortunately, we didn't get there early enough or we could have toured the USS Alabama. Maybe next time.
The next day we drove to my sister & brother-in-law's. They were in the process of planning the landscaping for the area directly in front of their new house so we helped them pick out plants, put them in the ground and mulch.
We also toured Ft. Pickens.
At Pensacola Beach we watched fishermen land this shark. After taking pictures they released it.
We ended our vacation sitting on this beautiful porch reminiscing with friends of the great times we had at Aqueduct.
We got home Tuesday night. This is what it looked like yesterday at our house. Quite a change!