Family adventures are the specialty here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and we have firsthand experience with this culture on the white-sands beaches. Our previous posts have highlighted many ways you can enjoy the salt life, but numero uno for us was when we had those moments with the kids. Here are some of the best memories Team Goodvin has ever had and we have Gulf Shores & Orange Beach to thank for all of them!
Mamma-Daughter Day on the Water
*We had the great pleasure to be hosted by the awesome folks at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. Some of our admission fees and our bungalow with Lucky Bird Vacations were compensated/complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant, Bama!
Coastal Kayak Excursions had a couple spots open for a trip around some of the most beautiful natural wonders of Alabama. Glen helped run the show and he did not disappoint when it came to showcasing the scenery, and all the imagination that comes with it while floating along on the calm waters he leads you to.
Dolphins making an appearance, getting to see the coastal vegetation up close, plenty of sunshine, the constant feeling of discovery, and all thanks to the unique way Coastal Kayak Excursions shows it to you. Leah’s genuine excitement never faded and she loves talking about the afternoon spent with here mom. The sibling group that joined in was another fantastic part of the day as both parties laid their eyes on an amazing Alabama excursion with Glen’s positive energy guiding everyone the whole time.
Kayak by day and sail by night! Gigi gets the one-on-one mommy treatment next and this time it is for a sunset sail that comes in style with Sail Wild Hearts!
The weather was perfect and winds were on our sides in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. Sail Wild Hearts is another group of folks on the long list of hospitable businesses that loves to see you enjoy Bama. We have fun times in Iowa but we don’t have an opportunity to get out on the water like this everyday. We can honestly say that our kids had the experiences of a lifetime bobbing up and down on the Gulf Coast.
White-Sand Beaches Sunrise & Beyond
You know you’re in a special place when your kids are willing to get out of bed just before the light comes peaking in through the curtains. One of America’s best ways to see the day start is right here in Alabama on the white-sand beaches. Let’s spend the afternoon on them, too!
Follow your footprints back to the beach everyday and often while you’re here. Plenty of room, fantastic water, and the sun soaking you came for. We didn’t realize how much we needed the sand in our toes and salt of the sea splashing around until we arrived. Plenty of places to see and do, but the white-sands will always be what got you here. The best part was how this stretch of beach was a few minutes of walking time from our amazing bungalow at East Point Cottages!
Shop Until You Drop & Do It Again
Is this dad the best shopper in the world? NOPE! Gulf Shores has shown me the light and I wish there was more photo-ops like these when I needed to walk the aisles. I would be the first one in the car if these shark friends would welcome us when we need to get school supplies and new church clothes.
There have been plenty of entertaining and emotional family trips we’ve taken during our travels on The Iowa Gallivant. Alabama ranks up there as one of the best. From the moment the beautiful coastline came into view we knew there was going to be a lot of great times coming. The community down here outdid themselves and proved to us that they could produce more memories than we expected. I’m sorry to say that this our last post and…….HOLD UP!!!!!!!!! We haven’t really talked about how amazing Lucky Bird Vacations is and how we much we loved the Barefoot Bungalow! Stay tuned, Gallivant Nations because we’re not done yet!
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