A walk on the beach, glass blowing, animal adventures an shrimping intrepid journalist, Jordan Rayne, was intent on discovering all that south Alabama had to offer. I believe Rayne accomplished this feat in just a few days! The trip started with a promise to keep everything about Lower Alabama a secret, the recent article highlighting Rayne’s trip appeared in the American Airlines in flight magazine American Way. This beautiful article highlights hidden treasures and local hot spots. One of the hidden treasures highlighted is Sunset Properties!
We certainly loved the article as it mentioned so many of our favorite places and things to do. We were completely surprised that we were mentioned in this article and humbled by the recommendation. Take a look at Rayne’s adventure for yourself.
We had a few updates from the beach. All properties seem to fine a t first glance. Our maintenance guys were able to get through the high water to take a look at things. The power is back on for now at the end of the island and Becky will be in touch with you if you are coming in today. Isaac has stalled a bit so we still have highwater on the road for a little longer. Be sure to check out our Facebook fan page for current updates at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sunset-Properties/5872428286
Thanks to Becky, Jim, Mark & Kathy for all of your above and beyond work during the storm!
This is your update for Tuesday Afternoon. At this time all of our staff are in their personal homes or with family. We are seeing bands of heavy rain and wind come by every 3 to 4 hours north of the beach. Below is a message from the beach!
Hi Guys, the electricity just went out and yes, it’s really HOT here. The City of Gulf Shores just turned off our water due to flooding. They shut it off from the Mexican Resturant through the end of Ft. Morgan Rd. The road is completely covered in water from the Mexican Resturant all the way through the west side of Navy Cove. It is about level with the middle of a car door. (Hope that makes sense). I’m trying to get photos and will upload as I can. Oh, our waves here are about 16′ -Whoo Hooo – Surfs up Dude!
It is so nice to see the spring break visitors back in the area this year. So far it has been fantastic weather and looks to remain that way through this season. We wanted to give you a few ideas about low cost or no cost activities in that you and your family can enjoy while you are here!
The closest one to our area is actually Ft. Morgan! You should check out this amazing fort if you haven’t yet. It’s architecture is simply beautiful and it’s history is so interesting. You could make a day of it and visit it’s sister on the other side of the bay on Dauphin Island. It is only $5 to walk on the ferry and the cost to get into the forts is only $5 for adults. Not only do you get some great history lessons but a beautiful ferry ride as well!
If you are more of an outdoorsy kind of person are you in the right place!!! We have multiple walking trails to enjoy in the Ft. Morgan area that are free. You can also stop by the Bon Secour Wild Life refuge and get some great information and see some really neat displays of local wildlife. It is all ther for you and your family to explore and enjoy. If you are up for a little drive you could go to Orange beach and there are bike trails for you and your family to enjoy in this area. There are days of trails and miles of beautiful beach to enjoy. All of them are free!!! Don’t forget your sunscreen and water. Have fun hiking!!!
Finally, one of our favorites is to send folk over to the National Aviation Museum in Perdido, just to the west of Pensacola. It is a little bit of a drive but worth it! This museum has some of the most amazing exhibits you will ever see! If you have kids (especially boys) or an airplane enthusiast you don’t need to miss this! Don’t miss the I max theater. Great shows are guaranteed. There Is no cost to get in but they do accept donations. There is a cafe on site and a great gift shop if you are looking for some special gifts. This is DON’T MISS on your trip!
Tara, Katie, Karen and Gwen from our Sunset Properties staff ran in the Disney Princess half marathon this past February 28th. We try as a staff to support different charities and causes that benefit our local community. This race was a little different for us though. We traveled to Walt Disney World to participate in the Disney Princess half marathon in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Not only was this race extremely fun but it supported a cause that is very close to our hearts. We ran this race in honor of a condo owners son Mark Henderson who beat lymphoma and in memory of Clint Bobe who we lost in 06 from lymphoma. We had a wonderful time, and it was great to get away with just the girls to celebrate life and have fun outside of the office. We are hoping to make this an annual trip!