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Friday, October 3, 2014

Fort Morgan

We took a walk last night along a beautiful paved bike and hiking trail. We were hoping to see some local wildlife but saw nothing.  It was very sticky and hot with threatening skies and storm warnings, mainly for the area north of us, for the rest of the evening and into the morning hours. 

Morning update:

It remained a very hot and sticky all evening and it was the first evening we ran the air conditioner all night long. This morning it started raining, heavy at times, and it is very warm. We saw on the news that there were severe storms north of us last night. It just started raining again with black clouds out the left window and sunshine on the right side.

These clouds developed into storm storms

I may have to cave in today and spend some time visiting a mall or two, perhaps a movie. It is supposed to clear this afternoon.  

Another update:

Yea, no Malls today, the sun has come out and it looks like it may be a nice day after all. We are off to explore Fort Morgan. Fort Morgan was built after the War of 1812 when Congress realized the need for stronger fortifications along the eastern and southern coastlines. 

Outer wall entrance to Fort Morgan

Main entrance
Dry moat which surrounds the fort

Entering the inner walls 

Making our way through fort

Inner room within the walls of the Fort

White Sand, Heat and Humidity

We had a short drive today from Fairhope to Gulf Shores and were setup by 1:00pm. It is very hot and humid here, we don’t mind the heat but the humidity we can do without.

After setting up Chris made a nice lunch and we chilled out for a while by running both RV air conditioners. After lunch we took the jeep to the beach which is only a mile down the road.  The beach is beautiful and this being off season we had most of it to ourselves. I’m not sure yet if Alabama has any Casinos or not, the buildings we are seeing on the beach are either Hotels or Condos.

Beautiful white sand beach 

Hotel in Gold Beach 

Off season not very crowded

We have the beach to ourself

Searching for shells, 82 degree water

Seaside home 

We took a long walk along the beach and Chris collected shells. We then drove east along the coast to see Gold beach, another community. After a short eight mile drive we were at the Florida Border.

We returned to the RV to make supper, celebrate cocktail hour and prepare for the border battle this evening.