Hampton Inn Fairhope
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Fairhope
... Shore Beach and headed down to Orange Beach. As we settled down on the white sands a huge storm suddenly appeared on the horizon and within minutes we were engulfed in torrential rain which was as warm as a bath. The kids couldn't care less and continued to swim in the sea while Lee and I huddled in the car. Within ten minutes it had passed. Crazy weather! It has been great visiting Alabama which is very much a less well trodden tourist state but nonetheless lovely. Next stop ...
... I crossed Blue Angels Blvd and passed the main gate for Pensacola Navel Air Station, home of the Blue Angels. I should have turned around and taken a picture. The main gate is painted the blue and gold colors of the Blue Angels. I kick myself now. I continued following 292/Gulf Breeze Parkway to Perdido Key Drive, also 292, for miles of beautiful riding along the beach. My stomach started telling ...
... weather was deteriorating a few miles ahead so we pulled over to the shoulder with the traffic barely creeping past us. Then we saw the rain heading our way fast and we both scrambled to get at least our rain jackets on. No time for rain pants as it started pouring down in buckets. Ben and I were soaked from the waist down. After easing back into traffic, we sloshed and slogged along for another 4 miles at about 4 mph. The hold-up was not road construction ("Who works on roads in ...
... in front of us. He was even bigger than we were and he was proceeding.
So we said to each other "It'll be alright."
We agreed. We would follow him. It would be FINE.
Whew! Sign says"Height of the tunnel is 16feet" Ha! No sweat! We could do this.
We drove into the tunnel and everything was good. We came out the other end unscathed and breathing easier. ...
Addendum: Forgot to add this story--skip if you are easily grossed out! In 1863, the commander of the fort, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stewart was killed in an accident when a cannon that they were firing for an inspection blew up. The cannon had originally been a smooth-bore gun, but by the civil war, the development of the rifled barrel had made those guns obsolete, and many attempts were made to convert smooth-bore to rifled-bore ...