Every day we walked the beach, picking up shells and getting some exercise. The first day was really windy….
As you can tell from this pic….self portrait on the beach.
I took lots of beach cottage pics for you, in case anyone is tired of cold weather already…just pretend you’re here.
Lots of birds out and about.
And a huge expanse of beach with no one out there but us. We only saw a few other strollers the whole time we were there.
And a whole collage of beach cottages for your viewing pleasure…some should actually be called beach mansions.
Shells were abundant, which was really fun for me. I absolutely love picking up seashells. The shell of the day was olive shells (above pic)…they were everywhere.
I brought home sacks full of shells this time. It’s funny how many shells are here in Gulf Shores….
And just down the Gulf in Florida where we usually go near Seagrove, there are hardly any shells. Also found quite a bit of neat driftwood that I thought was really cool.
I’m sure I’ll find somewhere to put these!
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Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe says
I just love that area. This is the best time of year~ unless you plan to get in the water. The beaches are so quiet.
Thanks for taking me along, Rhoda.
Wow…..it looks so nice and warm there….I want to go….I want warm weather! Here in BC it is already cold and rainy – I can only dream of a warm place like Florida. My parents are there now and hopefully soon I will visit their retirement home they purchased – they live in Oregon and 1/2 the year they expect to live in Florida.
Love your blog!
We were at the Gulf this morning, too. Just a couple of hundred miles south. It’s hard to beat. You had better luck with shells than I did. There were only two keepers this morning.
Beautiful pictures Rhoda. I wish I was there. I haven’t been to the coast (FL) since ’96. It’s past time for a vacation!
Fabulous! What a lovely get-away.
bloggin' Chrystal says
Oh Rhonda, I love Gulf Shores! We go every year and stay at the Tropic Isle. My daughter and I are “crazy” shell collectors. We could spend hours on the hunt gathering and exploring. It’s one of my favorite things to do with her. Thank you for reminding me of our summer fun there when life’s seems so crazy at home. It reminds me of why we work so hard all year…SO we can afford to take our children to places we love. Happy Sunday!
Hi Rhoda 🙂
Welcome home! What a wonderful vacation 🙂
LOVE the pics of you two. You both looked beautifully relaxed and happy 🙂
Gorgeous photos! Wish you were here on our beach. I’d love to see you guys again.
Now that’s NOT fair! 😉 We didn’t see any of those olive shells! Oh man I do love to hunt them to! I just can’t get enough of it. At one point I lost track of how FAR I had went and could not find where everybody was when I headed back! lol I didn’t realize I had went THAT FAR! I can get lost in it. It is soooo relaxing and fun. I dearly love it down there!!!! We found a bunch of the big shells to that had the holes in the ends of them. I have this HUGE glass jug that I filled with them and they look sooo neat piled in there. I even picked up the broken big ones as fillers for all those glass jugs I was going to fill and I love the look of it. I will have to take some pix of them outside where the pix can be seen better to show you on my blog.
Man you make me wanna go again! LOL
I dearly love all the colors of the condos and homes down there. When we went we were just having fits of all the different colored ones!
Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) says
I’m closing my eyes and imagining I’m there…not here where it’s cold. Man, I miss summer! Thanks for the trip to the beach.
Daisy Cottage says
Gorgeous photos Rhodie!
I’m soooo glad you and Peter had a great time… welcome home!
Rhoda, I am so glad you too this trip! Gulf Shores is our favorite beach vacation. I just love it, the pics are great.
I love the work you have done on the black/white room.
Oh I love seashells and seaglass! I was recently in Key West and there wasn’t one shell –they explained that the reefs prevent the shells from reaching shore.
I once visited the gulf at Corpus Christi, Texas and there wasn’t any shells along the shore there either.
Here in NYC we find mainly clam, scallop and mussel shells –nothing exotic but I was lucky once and found a rather large chambered nautilus shell.
Awesome pictures of you and your man at the beach!