Still catching up on posts…

As Election Day approached, we headed further south toward the Gulf Shores area of Alabama.  On the way, we stopped in Huntsville for a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  What a fun place to explore.

Huntsville, Alabama is where Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team of rocket scientists helped birth America’s space program. It is here in Huntsville that:

  • Rockets were developed that put the first U.S. satellite into orbit and sent men to the moon;
  • Propulsion for today’s space shuttle was developed
  • Modules for the International Space Station (ISS) were designed and built;
  • America’s next great ship – the Space Launch System – is being designed;
  • Science on the ISS is monitored 24/7 at the Payload Operations Center at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).



Skylab Space Station






We left Huntsville and headed to our campground in Foley, Alabama – near Gulf Shores.  It was a great RV resort and our base camp as we toured the area.

First stop – the beaches in Gulf Shores.  Unfortunately, we picked an overcast day, but the white sand beaches were still very nice.

The next day we headed to the tiny community of Fairhope, Alabama. Fairhope is a quaint little town with a French Quarter feel. In fact, they have an area they call the French Quarter. We strolled the local shops and visited the shoreline where we watched a beautiful sunset.



Next stop Florida where we visited family for Thanksgiving and settled in for the winter.