I love living on the Gulf Coast and if you follow my blog you know that already, but sometimes I like to go on a quick get away. Back in 2006 we began doing just that: to the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Raising my now college kids on 30A in the Florida Panhandle was wonderful and often like a vacation, but real vacations were few and far between due to my husbands practice and surgical schedule.
With my husbands hospital being located near Downtown Pensacola, I thought the Alabama Gulf Coast made perfect sense as I could plan a few days away and he could drive over when work permitted-like tonight!
The Alabama Gulf Coast is a short drive from many cities so I can’t imagine wasting money flying to a location for just a few days when those tourism dollars could be spent on the best Gulf Coast Seafood, charter fishing trips, spa days, and other fun actives like visiting the Art of Alabama Food exhibit taking place right now. It is showcasing 36 iconic dishes on display representing roadside eateries and fine dining rooms from across the state.
See the Orange Beach show through Aug. 9 at The Compleat Studio at The Wharf, Wed. through Sat. from 4 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.
My daughter and I drove over yesterday from our home in South Walton Beach, but sadly it was raining upon our arrival. There was no need to worry as we found our way to the Flora-Bama-Yacht-Club for a Bushwacker and Greek Shrimp Nacho’s to brighten the mood. It is located right across from the Flora Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar and offers tropical drinks, a great menu, cool tunes, and a laid back tropical atmosphere.