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February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island,  AL

This morning Len, Judy and I headed out to Dauphin Island near Mobile.    Dauphin is a narrow strip of land accessed over the causeway by one bridge or by ferry.

One end of the island appears to have year round residents, the other end weekend or summer homes high up on stilts.    I found these "condos" interesting.   Each one had a canal behind it with a small boat.   The homes were a heck of a lot taller than wide.

It was a decent day for a walk along the beach so we took advantage of it, gathering seashells that we will send to our Maryland granddaughters.

At the opposite end of the island is Fort Gaines, started in 1819 and used during the Civil War.  In 1864 Mobile was one of the last ports open to Blockade runners bringing supplies to the Confederacy.

The latrine room set near the bay.  At high tide, waves would wash in and clean it out.  EWWW!

Quartermaster store:

Not far down the road is:

Len and I took a walk along this boardwalk.

To this small lake which signs say hold alligators, cottonmouths, snapping turtles and lots of fish.  We did see many bluegills swimming around.

We saw no gators, no snakes, not even a single bird.  The only wildlife we saw, aside from the fish, was this one lone turtle sunning itself on a log.

Next stop was Olive Garden back at Spanish Fort.   We got back to the campground not long before social hour/coffee time at the club house.  Too full to eat dinner tonight, too tired to stay awake much longer.  Good night!


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Looks like a good day and good night..

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

We visited both those places two years ago. Had a wonderful time! Love your header picture.

Elaine said...

looks like you had a great day :)....sounds like a fun place to visit...great pictures

Donna K said...

Those condos are certainly interesting. I would love to see what they look like inside.

Can't imagine an outhouse that was cleaned by high tide. Like you said...Ewwwww!!!

Enjoyed all your pictures.

JOJO said...

Very interesting tour. And that was one short bridge. :)

Rick Doyle said...

What a great spot - except for the latrine maybe!

Michael and Dee said...

Aaahhh, what a great looking place. One for our bucket list.

Mike and Dee

Donna W. said...

Those are very weird looking condos,like Donna K would love to see how the are arranged inside. Maybe there are just for tall skinny people.
No gators ! Bet our Louisiana man Len would love to have one of those so he could grill it up ;-)

RiverCat said...

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