Bayou Grande Villas
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... for what felt like an eternity but was probably much shorter, our wonderful beach neighbors helped him back.
After the beach we took a scenic drive through the Gulf Shores National Seashore while the kids sacked out in the car. Then dinner and a great fireworks show on the bay! Great day in Florida and we're excited to get to Nora Carolina to see the Murphys tomorrow!
Almost 700 miles driven today! From 5:30am to 8:30pm and we did it! Overall it was great and not as hard as we thought it might be. The first part was pretty smooth except an accident in the beltway in Houston. We stopped for lunch at 11:30am in lake Charles, Louisiana at a nice shady park which had clean bathrooms and picnic tables. We had a nice picnic lunch and the kids played then back on ...
... airport. Our flight was supposed to leave at 9pm, but the storms delayed that by about 2 hours. We were so exhausted, but tried not to sleep...to no avail. Our bodies were on Madrid time so that 11pm was really 5am!!! We finally got home after midnight and it was hard to settle down, but we eventually did.
Our girls trip to Europe was amazingly wonderful ...
... all they way through the Civil War, and, in fact, the only time it was ever involved in a fight was during the Civil War, when the Union consolidated troops from all three of the forts there and shot it out with the Confederate troops who moved into the other two--Barrancas and McRee (pronounced "McCray"). The latter fort was essentially destroyed during that battle and was never rebuilt. Nothing ...
... br> There is a nice self-guided tour of the fort buildings. The whole fort is bounded by a series of arched galleries; the arches support the weight of the bricks and guns above them. Interestingly, in this fort--and nowhere else I've ever seen, the walls of the gallery are also curved to assist in the load bearing job. I took lots of photos, and a selection is included here.
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