*It’s been a long time coming for many of us when it comes to taking that time off we need. However, many have perfected the art of mixing travel while keeping up with work and or school. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s the essence of a FlexCation and Alabama Beaches is the ideal destination for a break from that at-home office. Pack your laptop, review the lesson plans, and take the ultimate fieldtrip to Alabama’s popular beach communities. Professor WhiteSand insists!
*We had the great pleasure to be hosted by the awesome folks at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. Some of our meals, services, and goods were complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant, Bama!
Give us sunshine, beaches, delicious restaurants, and family memories that could fill that beautiful gulf that makes these kind of getaways so amazing. However, Team Goodvin needs to stay focused and give the family an educational twist to our winter season FlexCation. No bells, schedules, text books, or lunch lady hairnets during this session. It’s an Alabama Beaches mini-semester that only Professor WhiteSand can teach!
Start the Day Off Like You’re at Home
Physics & Marine Biology
The lesson continues when you get to the pier. Didn’t bring fishing equipment? No probs! This class is fully equipped with professional assistance that provides top quality rods, hooks, bait, and a lot of storytelling from your instructor. That goes with the territory during any type of fishing experience!
Guess what! We learned about that little seagoing monster before Leah ever caught it! Ted gave us a rundown of the common species you may reel-in while at the State Pier. Turned out that Leah brought in one of the most valuable fish you can catch at Gulf State Park and then rereleased it for another angler to enjoy…Or maybe we’re coming back for it!
Math & Economics
To me, the best way to learn about a region is through the locals and the food they’re so proud of. There’s an amazing spectrum of restaurants and this is just a small sample of the greatness you can devour in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach!
Let’s take a break from the brakes! Get some laps in and learn to handle another model while you’re exploring Alabama Beaches!
Holy smokes there’s an amazing amount of ways to stay active when you’re visiting Alabama Beaches. We found a great time on the water while working out our muscles and exploring more of the area’s natural wonders at the same time!
My favorite subject! Double bonus…I’m also a Civil War buff and historic Fort Morgan State Historic Site is the perfect spot for important Alabama and US history.
Family Consumer Science
Dang! That’s a 21st century FlexCation for the ages and that was just day-one with Professor WhiteSand! There’s an enormous amount of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach we have yet to show y’all, and that means everyone should stay tuned to The Iowa Gallivant for more! How about an idea for day-two of this FlexCation….