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Thanksgiving at the FloraBama in Orange Beach, Alabama


Every Thanksgiving in Orange Beach, Alabama the FloraBama Hosts a Thanksgiving dinner.

They supply the meat and everyone else brings a dish to pass


Florabama Bar


This is a special time for many people whose families are far away. When you attend one of these dinners you sit down with people you don’t know and share the gratitude we all have for being lucky enough to live in this country.


Here’s a Video of this Years Thanksgiving at the FloraBama



Rod's Restaurant Reviews | Talking Gulf Shores AL Southern Cuisine!

downtown gulf shores al

People are always asking me where’s the best place to eat. Of course, the answer to that all depends on what you are looking for so I am going to break my reviews down into categories: Seafood, Steaks & Such, Barbecue, Italian, Fun Places to Go, Best Breakfast, Cheap Food, Lunch on the Beach and Fine Dining. So here is “Rod’s Restaurant Reviews.”

I will give you a brief description of the place and what I think of it, a star rating (* to *****) and their address. There are a lot of places to eat in Gulf Shores and this is just a list of safe bets. A way you can help is to post your restaurant experiences on our Gulfshoresbeachdays facebook page and I will use your input to update this list. (more…)

Newbie's Guide to Gulf Shores

Ok, let me guess. You have never been to Gulf Shores before or it’s been a long time. You’re not alone, over half the people we rent to every year are just like you, new to Gulf Shores. Let me guess something else, you’re giving Gulf Shores a try because it takes less time to get there by car,  you heard that it has not nearly as crowded as other resort towns on a beach and that it is a lot less expensive. Those are the three top reasons guests give me when I ask them why they are coming to Gulf Shores and they are all true. So, you are all set all you need now is a little background on our little town on a big beach so here’s your  Newbie’s Guide to Gulf Shores.


Top Kid Friendly Places in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach.

I recently posted and article from the Mobile’s Press Register on our Gulf Shores Beach Days facebook page about kid friendly restaurants on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The response from readers so large that I decided to write an article on all the kid friendly places my grandkids like to go to. So, here you have it, Rod’s Top Kid Friendly Places in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. (more…)

What to do on Rainy Days in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Rain on beach

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are sunny places with well over 200 sunny days per year so your chances of not seeing rain are pretty good. When it does rain many times it only last for a short time as the prevailing winds off the gulf blow the weather system out of the area. A good rule of thumb when looking at the local weather forceast is to remember that the weather on the beach is much different than 10 miles inland. It is very possible that when the forecast says 60% of scattered shows that you will see no rain at all on the beach. All that being said here is some quick advice on what to do on Rainy Days in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. (more…)

Dauphin Island Day Tour

The Dauphin Island Day Tour is a great day of Civil War forts, a ferry trip across the Mobile Bay and a Sea Lab Educational Center on Dauphin Island.

Dauphin Island


This tour starts at the tip of the Fort Morgan peninsula with a tour of Fort Morgan, takes the Mobile Ferry to Dauphin Island, visits the Dauphin Island’s Sea Lab (Estuarium), visits Fort Gaines and finishes with a return trip on the Mobile Ferry back to Fort Morgan