We got great campsites for the month that we were here. You can stay on the same site for only two weeks, and then after that you have to move to another site. At least they don't make you leave the park overnight as many state parks do. You just have to get another site. You can't reserve any particular site, so if you want a waterfront site you have to request it when you check in. There are lakefront sites and sites on a canal connecting Middle Lake to Shelby Lake. The canal sites are perfect for us to launch our canoe, so we took one of these for the first two weeks. We managed to get out on the boat three times during our stay on the canal, and were really pleased with this site.
|Our Canal Site at Gulf State Park|
|The canal site was perfect for our canoe|
|Bob and Mirra enjoying our campsite|
We spent the second two weeks on a lakefront site, and really enjoyed it as well, although I think we prefer the canal sites, since they seem to be more protected from the wind (and we've had lots of that, almost every day).
|Our lakefront campsite at Gulf State Park|
|Beach at Gulf State Park|
|Bike trail from the campground that connects to the Backcountry Trail|
|Taking a break along the Backcountry Trail|
We never got to play the Golf Course. It's very long - 7100 yards from the back tees, with no senior tees, so it's difficult for seniors. We considered playing one of the other nearby courses, but never got around to it. Maybe we'll get to play in Chattanooga.
Although the swimming pool was cold, we braved it and went in four times during our stay. April is Spring Break month, so there were plenty of kids in the pool.
We did a bit of sight seeing while we were here. Bob wanted to see the USS Alabama, so we drove into Mobile and took the tour. What a great old ship.
Another day we went to Fort Morgan, which was built in 1834, and was active during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. It's most famous for the battle of Mobile Bay, where Admiral David Farragut won the battle, and made the famous quote "Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead".
|Inside Fort Morgan|
Tomorrow we move on to Vicksburg for more history. We're staying at Ameristar Casino RV Park, which of course has shuttles to the casino. Maybe we'll get lucky, and win a little money.