Wednesday, August 18, 2010

White Wednesday on the Beautiful Coast of Alabama

It's another White Wednesay at Faded Charm!

Mr. E A and I are on a mini vacation/buying trip down in Fairhope, Alabama.  We are staying at the Grand Hotel at Point Clear.  We got a greatly reduce rate because Mr. E A is in the state retirement system and since RSA owns the hotel we get a break on the price.  Otherwise we couldn't afford to stay here!!! 

Fairhope is a beautiful town and I'll do a post about it when I get home.  But I wanted to do a White Wednesday post from the beach.
 I will share this picture because it fits in the White Wednesday theme.  I thought this was such a cute house with the white fence, white ginger bread trim, white door and its white lattice shutters.  Check out the sign over the door!  Fairhope is full of c u u u t e houses and really big AWESOME houses.

We drove over to Gulf Shores today and took a walk under the bridge at Perdido Pass. Luckily the wind was blowing so it didn't feel as hot.  I am SICK of this HEAT!

White sand - White Clouds

The clouds were actually quite spectacular, I think they were left over from the tropical storm that came through a couple of days ago.  As we were driving we went through a little shower at the same time the sun was shining.  I looked out over the lake at the Gulf State Park and saw a rainbow and I actually saw the end; it went right into the water.  Wish I had gotten a picture but it was so faint I don't think it would have shown up.

Here's a few more beach pictures.

I love the WHITE of the water when the wave breaks.

This was the first time we had been down since the oil spill.  Not as bad as I was expecting but the beauty is still disrupted with the oil booms floating in the water, the machinery, clean up crews, and the orange plastic fencing blocking certain areas.  I know all of this is necessary and I want it there for as long as needed, but it still makes me sad.  I grew up going to the coast and my grandparents had a place in Gulf Shores, long before hurricane Camille hit, so it has a special place in my heart.  Even when the surface looks good, I'm afraid of what is underneath!

Hope everyone had a great White Wednesday.  Now go over to Faded Charm and look at all the beauty there. 

Come back for a visit again soon, I've got some great finds riding around in the back of my van!! Can't wait to show you.

Elizabeth Ann


  1. We love Fairhope, I may have told you already but we had our wedding photos made at the hotel you're staying at. Some friends of ours moved there a year or two ago and I'm thinking it's time for a visit soon.

    Can't wait to see your pics!


  2. Elizabeth Ann~
    THank you very much for visiting me on my new blog. I love that you found a nest with a bit of Robin's Egg shell in it.. amazing find! Love your cloches!! Hope to visit again soon!!

  3. What a fun vacation-can't wait to see your goodies!

  4. Wonderful pictures...what a great mini vacation.
    Sweet Blessings,

  5. Beautiful pictures, have a fun vacation!

  6. Hi: Amazing pictures. Makes me wish I was there. Thank you so much for sharing it with me. Blessings, Martha

  7. Oh Thank you for sharing Gulf Shore pictures....I love Gulf Shores - Pensacola, Fl and am missing it terribly!

    So glad to have found your blog, am enjoying it very much! Can't wait to read more!