Well, spring break has come and gone, as has our trip to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. I think it’s safe to say we all had a good time—the weather was great and we got to spend a good amount of time doing something we all enjoy: exploring nature.
This year we brought all the bikes down with us, which we put to good use on the Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail. Twice during the week we biked the entire 10 miles of this trail. The experience of bike-riding through four different ecosystems and seeing the varying wildlife within is such an invigorating one—plus it helped keep my weight stable despite diverging from my normally healthy diet. (I find it impossible to sit on the beach without snacking on potato chips.)
We also explored the coastal waters via kayaking with Alabama Kayak Adventures, and visited the Biophilia Nature Center, something we haven’t done since the kids were young. Various species of plants and flowers, butterfly gardening, plant and animal artifacts—you’re never too old to enjoy these types of things!
All in all, it was a good trip. Can’t wait to go back this summer!