This was such a great 11 days! We had a blast on this perfectly sized, little island off the coast of AL, where our friends, Allen and Sharon live and learned so much while we were there; including how to correctly spell “Dauphin”.
We went to the Estuary right off! It was such a cool place and we learned so much about the sea animals that live in the area.
We also spent a ton of time hanging out on the sugar sand beaches!
We also visited a 200 year old fort. Were we watched an awesome blacksmith who gave us a live presentation and then GAVE us 3 key chains we watched him make! And of course I didn’t get a picture of that! But here are a few shots of us learning about fort life, while I tried to wrestle a baby into submission.
Then the Very Best part of our time started on Dauphin Island when we moved to Allen and Sharen’s driveway and our good friends Leigh and Kara showed up with Leigh’s boys!!! FRIENDS!!!!
We had so much fun during our time on Dauphin Island. We loved seeing our friends and having locals to tell us all the great spots to go. I loved the size of the island! Just 9 miles long, but with lots of huge trees, a bird sanctuary, estuary, water slides, indoor pools, great beaches, and cute shops. I think we could live there! But with so much more country to see, it’s too soon to make any big decisions. One thing’s for sure, we’ll be happy to return next year, when we’ll take the FIRST PLACE spot for the best Gumbo on Dauphin Island!!!!