Our first trip to the Alabama beaches was a success! LOTS of our friends go to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach instead of Florida and we decided to try it. Richard made all our arrangements and we let our three oldest take one friend. It took two cars to pack 9 people and all our bags and beach things. It was wonderful weather, even though the forecast showed rain and thunderstorms for the whole week. We laughed, played, swam, hunted for crabs, built sand castles and dug holes, and got a lot of sun! We are thankful and blessed!