Family winter getaway to Orange Beach, Alabama with a few stops along the way | Oklahoma City Photographer Amanda Lynn Jan 2018
Our family loves to vacation and we love spending time at the beach, so what better way to spend our winter break than at our favorite beach destination, Orange Beach, Alabama. Orange Beach is a family friendly town. We first stayed there in 2015 and have gone back every year since. We stay at a condo with a small balcony over looking the beach. I enjoy watching the dolphins swim by while drinking my morning coffee and the kids love playing in the sand. The trip to Orange Beach is doable in one day, however, we sometimes like to split it up and find new adventures along the way. This trip we stopped in Baton Rouge and toured the USS Kidd, a destroyer ship turned museum, sitting on the Mississippi River. I have a fascination with Navy ships and now that the kiddos are older, they enjoy exploring the ships, too. If you are passing through the area and have some time, I recommend checking this place out.
They have several of these statues in Baton Rouge along the river and outside the museum. They are all posed differently and the kids loved mimicking them.
After exploring Baton Rouge, we continued on to Biloxi, where we stayed the night at Harrah's across from the ocean. The hotel itself was nice and Kevin won playing craps. The kiddos love staying at hotels, so Biloxi was a win for our family! The next morning we headed to Orange Beach, our home away from home. It was unusually cold the week we stayed, but cooler temps did not stop us from enjoying the beach.
I seriously love it there. It is my happy place. The photo below is the pier at the condo next to the one we stay in. This is where we have spent the last three summers, running, playing, swimming and relaxing. I look at this photo and see my kiddos running on the beach, or swimming with their dad in the water. This was taken at sunrise in January 2018.
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Oklahoma City Photographer, Amanda Lynn 2018