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North America » United States » Alabama » Dauphin Island March 14th 2022

Another cool day in Morgantown. Took Leo for a morning walk. Neighbor across the street had water running out of the house. The lady said she was on vacation too and couldn't find the shutoff valve. She contacted the manager, but no one had arrived yet We had a nice breakfast. We decided to head to Daughin Island. We lined up for the ferry ride. Leo was sure he was at the bank and was waiting for a treat from the guy at the ticket booth. 40 minutes on the ferry across the bay. We drove across Daughin Island. Lori was dropped off on the west end of the island with the bike for a ride back to town. Should have checked the wind before the drop off. Next time will need to remember to ride ... read more
Another Beautiful Gulf Shores Sunset
Sunrise Gulf Shores
Oil Rig in the Gulf

About an hour's drive east from New Orleans is Biloxi, Mississippi. We had pondered spending a night in Biloxi before we arrived. Thereafter, we concluded that we would only be passing through, and quickly at that. Perhaps Biloxi was much nicer in its heyday, and in all fairness, Katrina pretty much wiped this place off the map, but the town lacked any allure from what we could garner in an hour's time. A handful of big casinos were dotted along Biloxi's strip of coastline. We took a stroll through the Hard Rock Biloxi and once inside, you wouldn't be able to tell that you were not in the Hard Rock Vegas but for the thick southern drawl of the majority of patrons. Outside the casino, the ocean is still too brown and merky to be inviting ... read more
At sunset, every docking boat was unloading its catch of Red Snappers
The whitest sand I'd ever seen in Destin Florida
Standing barefoot in the snow

Hi ya-all, Our first chance to get on this rig. Free wi-fi at the Dauphin Island visitors center. Friday, day 5 at Dauphin. A mix of clouds and sun. 60' to 80'. Don and Connie have been great guides. Bob and Sharon arrived Wed. Biking and bird watching. Lots of oil rigs etc. I'm going to try the photos again so bare with me. We're leaving Sat. AM for New Orleans and then on to Dallas. I'll try to get on more frequently. Doug / Judy ... read more
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Oh, Boy, it's a Balloon Parade.Sunday, June 20. I get up at 4 AM and head bout 30 miles south to Foley for a hot air balloon festival. I'm not sure what to expect, but hope it will be beautiful. I am not disappointed. Balloons of every color float overhead, quiet save for the occasional whoosh as jets of flame heat the air in the balloons giving them lift. I love it when they glide right overhead. It’s as good as a front-row seat at the Macy’s parade. Once the last of over 40 balloons has drifted by, there’s a Frisbee-catching performance by the ‘Disc-Connected K-9s’, a group of very talented former strays who’ve been taken in by what must be two of the kindest dog-lovers in the world, a husband and wife team whose whole ... read more
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North America » United States » Alabama » Dauphin Island March 28th 2010

The Schooner had her first ferry boat crossing across Mobile Bay from Fort Morgan to get to Dauphin Island where we thought we would laze for a day or so resting up for the Big Easy! Dauphin has some great attractions. It was the site, at Fort Gaines, of the Civil War Battle of Mobile. This is where Admiral Farragut is quoted as saying, "Damn the Torpedoes - full speed ahead!" as he went on to capture the Fort and the Confederate fleet. The campgrounds are convenient from the ferry slip and within walking distance to the Estuarium, a fascinating educational attraction with a great collection of live and preserved specie that inhabit the Mobile Bay Estuary. We had the pleasure of observing two volunteer docents interacting with school children who were so engaged you could ... read more
Drilling for Natural Gas
Lunch at the Oar House

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