Gulf Coast Zoo and the Beach

by Alissa

While staying in Gulf Shores, Alabama, we’ve visited the little Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo more than a few times.  It is conveniently located only blocks away from our RV park and the kids enjoy feeding the animals (you can purchase food for $2 per cup to feed certain animals).  Over the holidays, we took advantage of the half-price membership special, which has more than paid for itself.  It is not nearly as impressive as a big city zoo, but a new larger zoo is currently in the works.  I’m sure the animals will appreciate getting more room to roam in the new zoo.  The keepers seem to genuinely care for the animals.  I smiled as I watched one keeper gently pet and snuggle one of the deer this morning as he made his rounds.

This afternoon, we made our way to the beach (also only blocks away from the RV park).  It was foggy and cool, but the kids found quite a few nice shells and my son had fun burying himself in the sand.