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Redneck Easter Weekend Here We Come!

We’re packing up the family truckster (i.e., 2011 VW Jetta) for a weekend of fun & sun on the Alabama gulf coast tomorrow. We’re headed to Gulf Shores, Alabama which is located smack dab in the middle of the Redneck Riviera (Urban Dictionary).

Our days will be spent on the beach, our evenings eating fresh seafood, and our nights sleeping at the Island Retreat RV Park (Gulf Shores’ newest!) in Alice’s mom and dad’s hotel on wheels (aka, the RV).

I’ll be honest. Coming from Miami, I had a built-in disdain for the Redneck Riviera. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice Destin, FL was a couple summers ago, and even more surprised at how nice the 30-A area of Florida was, despite last summer’s oil spill. I’ve been warned that Gulf Shores is a lot more rednecked up, but I’m still psyched to have a few days w/ Alice and Chance for a little redneck adventure.

For Easter dinner, we’re planning on going to The Flora-Bama, a┬áhonkytonk bar type place that I’ve heard is a site to be seen. Amen.

Travel Plans In The Works

We’re set to do some travelling over the next few months and we’re all excited about it!

Easter Weekend – Gulf Shores, Alabama

Bob & Susan have their motorhome parked in Gulf Shores, AL and we’re headed down in a few weeks for Easter weekend to red-neck it up for a long weekend. Chance spent the majority of his spring break down there so I’m glad we’ll have a little insider info as we navigate the t-shirt shops, miniature golf courses, and salt-water taffy stands.

My only goal for the trip is to pick up one of those mullet/trucker hats

July 4th Weekend – Highlands, North Carolina

Alice, Chance and I will be packing up the Jetta and tooling on over to visit with my family at their home in Highlands, NC. We all like Highlands plenty and the really cool part about this trip is that my sister Laura, Aunt B & Uncle J, as well as Andrea, Matt + the morsels will all be there too!