As Alabama begins to open back up after this long period of limbo, we would like to remind you that our long stretches of white sandy beaches are the perfect place for slow, socially distant walks!
The quality of the getaway time here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is all about relaxing and being close with family. A perfect way to have to re-charge and still stay safe.
Our state-wide “Stay at Home” order has expired, and we are cautiously looking at getting back to some sense of normal. However, as a very major expert has forecasted, it will not be like flipping on a light switch. Beaches are open now. Local businesses will have to test new ways to safely serve their clientele again.
People everywhere have dealt with so much “forced-change”. If you are fortunate enough to have avoided serious illness or loss of employment, count yourself blessed.
Certainly “Spring Break” was a wash-out for most families everywhere. As we wrote last month, we think Spring Break 2020 can happen anytime! Some families have had to embrace missing out on long-awaited recognitions and milestones. Cheers to everyone who “missed out”.
A Salute to the Graduates: For high school and college students, this was to be the culmination of all their efforts and a recognition of their accomplishments. Make sure you send a card or email and go out of your way to celebrate a young adult in your circle of friends.
Weddings and Family reunions: Special occasions like these have had to morph into something we could not have imagined. Why not go the extra effort and schedule a video conference with those in your social circle? A simple ZOOM call can help you stay connected and celebrate that special family event.
Concerts, festivals and live performances. We have all missed-out on these experiences – and, the future of events with large crowds is uncertain. Our own HANGOUT FESTIVAL was scratched for 2020 – but, a bigger and better return is planned for 2021. Take a moment to show some support to a local arts or performance organization with a donation or word of encouragement.
Finally, as the world starts to seek a new normal, we hope Gulf Shores will be at the top of your list of places to connect with and to celebrate your family. And, if you ever want to make this area a more permanent part of your future leisure plans, we would love to show you around this place we love to call home.