Are y’all sick and tired of hearing about our vacation yet?
I sure hope not.
It started just like every other morning, on the beach. We didn’t linger too long that day. We had plans to leave the condo earlier than normal and drive about 40 minutes to Fort Morgan.
I’m not sure why, but I can totally geek out over history. I think visiting Fort Morgan was my favorite thing that we did on our vacation. All I could think about was how much I wished walls could talk. Fort Morgan dates back to the early 1800’s and was used off and on by the military until 1947. There are Nearly 150 years of stories inside those walls.
The walls and the bricks that made those walls were made by slaves. It was such a sad and almost haunting place to be, but it was beautiful too.
We could have stayed there for hours and I guess we kind of did. We even had a picnic lunch within the very walls of the fort itself. I love that it was completely open to the public. As long as a door wasn’t locked, we were free to explore as much as we wanted.
The staircases were ENORMOUS, I was trying to imagine running up and down them by the light of torches in the middle of the night. Falling seemed inevitable. Even with railing each step was a feat to go down.
I sat my camera on the ledge of a wall and we posed for a photo. Genius I know but it was totally safe, trust me.
It is definitely one of the coolest places I have been too. I am so happy that we decided to make it a part of our trip. Russ was SO happy too. It’s nice to have someone who shares my interest in random historical stuff.
After wandering around for about 4 hours we headed back to the condo, grabbed our suits, and hit up the beach again. I decided to leave the camera home this time so I could just enjoy vacation.
After a swim and showers we went to dinner at Moe’s. It was a total hole in the wall but they easily had the best pulled pork ever. In fact we loved it SO much that we ate there twice on our trip. After dinner we drove down to Gulf Shores and watched the sunset on the beach. It was another perfect ending to another perfect day.
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