We have been having some computer problems lately, but I think we have it fixed now. So time for an update of what we’ve been up to.
Big Lagoon State Park, Florida
The three of the four days we stayed at Big Lagoon were cold and wet so not much to report about that. But one of the days was nice enough that we ventured out to walk one of the trails.
One of the highlights of the park is the observation tower overlooking the Big Lagoon. A few of the condos on Perdido Key can be seen across the water. The Gulf of Mexico lies just beyond that.
Gulf State Park, Alabama
Now we are at Gulf State Park at Gulf Shores, Alabama, and have booked a two-week stay here. This is one of our favorite state parks. It feels like a cross between a state park and a resort. There are a lot of empty spaces right now, but I expect that will change after Christmas when the snowbirds arrive.
Thursday we went out to the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier for a guided tour walk/talk. There were several people fishing but nobody was catching anything. We did see a pod of dolphins in the distance.
“Sam” kept us company during our tour walk.
Today we went for a walk on one of the many trails that surround the campground. They have made many improvements since our visit here last year, paving many of the trails and building new boardwalks. We will be checking out more trails in the next few days. The weather should be very nice for hiking. Love the long needle pines.
- Lodging: Big Lagoon State Park, FL: $96 (4 nights)
- Lodging: Gulf State Park, AL: $555 (2 weeks)
- Guided Pier Tour: free with Park pass