We just spent a week at Jellystone Park of the Alabama Gulf Coast. It was fantastic! It was the first place we have been to where we were in a more woodsy type place. It was very peaceful, well, except for the noise of the geese and the peacocks and the roosters and — oh well, never mind, I guess it wasn’t all that peaceful, but it sure was fun!
I didn’t even realize that peacocks made so much noise. It took some getting used to the first day hearing all these animal sounds like we were living on a farm, which I guess we were. Right in our campsite backyard was a geese pen with these 2 geese that I really grew attached to. I fed them bread every day and they honked and made all kinds of noise whenever they saw me. I am going to miss these two!
Even Fat Cat liked our campsite. So many strange animal sounds for her to be curious about.
I of course loved the beautiful sunsets that I could see right from our site each night. Did I mention that I love sunsets?
And of course the boys enjoyed a little fishing in the pond in our backyard.
Jake got to visit with the activity director’s pig.
Speaking of Barbara the activity director, she was amazing! She is so good with kids and had all kinds of activities planned for the kids each day. Made it a little difficult to get a lot of school work done this week, but that’s okay. Here are some things they did each day.
Cup stacking challenge which ultimately ended up just being a “build whatever you want with the cups”:
And I’m happy to say that Yogi Bear is very patriotic. He gets the kids out to raise the flag and say the pledge every morning:
One evening when Barbara went home, as if the kids didn’t have enough activities all day, Chris decided to organize a water balloon fight for the kids.
We are really going to miss Barbara and the owners of this Jellystone. They were all so nice and made us feel right at home.
One of the best parts of being there was meeting some really good friends. It has been nice to meet new friends everywhere we go. An older couple we met at Suwannee River actually came to visit us in Destin! I am amazed at how nice & friendly the RV’ing crowd is. People have been so good to us and we have met some wonderful people. At Jellystone we made great friends with families with kids. The hard part of course is having to say good-bye. The kids had a blast playing with Sawyer and Sunny and their little brother Scott every day. Chris and I enjoyed hanging out with their parents at the campfire each night. We already have plans to get together with them again next year. And last night we sat around the campfire with some other new friends camping next to us. Campfires really are a great way to get to know people. Thank God for Facebook so we can keep in touch with our new friends and hopefully meet each other again someday down the road.
While we were at Jellystone, it was hard to get away and do other things because there was always so much to do right there at the park. The kids never wanted to leave and miss any activities. We did manage to get away to go visit Gulf Shores on my birthday. The view from the pier was beautiful and the pelicans resting on the pier were neat to see.
Watch out Jesse! That pelican doesn’t look too friendly.
We found this suds making machine in Gulf Shores that the kids loved!
And one more picture from our last night at Jellystone and the campfire with Yogi. The two little guys in front of Jake & Jesse were the boys they got to play with last night.
We had a wonderful time in Alabama and we’re very thankful to the staff and owners at this Jellystone Park for their hospitality. We hope to be back to see you again someday.