Thursday, March 2, 2017

Winter 2017 in Orange Beach, AL

After checking the winter long range forecast, we decided to try the Gulf Coast for our winter. We chose Orange Beach, Alabama after we got a gig at Buena Vista Coastal Motorcoach Resort. This is a very nice resort, but for me it did not meet my expectations. I won't go into detail yet about our experience. The sites are very nice and we were assigned site 102 which is next to the beautiful pool that has a lazy river attraction, water slide, and waterfalls.

One of the benefits of coming here was being close to friends who are currently in the Florida area. We got to make a couple of two hour trips to Destin and then to DeFuniak Springs for visits to them at different RV resorts.

One of the highlights of this visit was participating in the Mardi Gras parade at Orange Beach. The resort had entered a float in the parade and us workampers had a blast throwing beads, candy, and balls to thousands of smiling faces.

                        Kathy and fellow worker, Vickie enjoying a ride on the Mardi Gras float.


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  2. thank you for the comments and the interesting offer. Traveling all the way to India would be very difficult for us, living in a strange country and being so far away from family would be a challenge.