Another summer trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama

For the last number of years we have been taking some of our grandchildren to the beach for a week after school has let out. Last year we came to Gulf Shores, Alabama and had such a good time here that the kids wanted to come back again this year. We are staying again at the Anchors Aweigh RV Resort in Foley, AL which is only seven miles to the beaches of Gulf Shores. This campground is very kid friendly and offers a number of things for them to do when not at the beach.

From where we live, we could make the trip in one day but it would be a fairly long day. With five young children we decided to stop about half way to break the trip up. Last year we stopped just west of Lafayette, LA and stayed at Frog City RV Park. This year we stopped at Bayou Wilderness RV Resort just north of Lafayette, LA.

We didn’t check the weather before we left since we had planned this trip months ago and in this part of the country there is always the possibility of rain on any given day. One of my other adult daughters called us on the second day out to tell us that there were reports of record rain and flooding in this area. I could see the dark clouds to the east of where we had just stopped for fuel. I put a call into the campground just to check and make sure they were not flooded out. They told us that they were wet but no flooding in their area, so we pressed on and hoped for the best. Pensacola, FL, which is about 30 miles from here, had received a near record 15 inches of rain in one day. They had some flooding in the area.

It was not raining when we got here but about 4 am the next morning the rain started and it didn’t stop until late the next afternoon. The next day it didn’t rain even though there was a 100% chance of rain. Today was a nice day and we were able to go to the beach. Hopefully we will not have any more rain for the duration of our stay.

Anchors Aweigh RV Resort where we are staying has added a few amenities for the kids. They have added a Jumping Pillow and Peddle Carts as well as redoing the horseshoe pits. The Jumping Pillow is something that we have seen at several RV parks recently. This one is pretty large and the kids are having a good time jumping on it. The park provides crafts for the children each week day morning for a couple of hours. There is a lot to do here so we will probably return again next year.


Bayou Wilderness RV Resort



Jumping Pillow at Anchors Aweigh RV Park


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