Friday, June 29, 2007

The Redneck Riviera



These pics may or may not impress you, but they are from a trip I took with my (then) Lovely Fiance's family to Gulf Shores, Alabama. That was a wonderful trip and these photos bring back strong emotions for me.

Lovely Fiance has been Lovely Wife now for almost 23 years, and from the moment I met her parents and sister, I was just part of the family, including vacations.

Every man should be so blessed.

The panhandle of Florida and this tip of Alabama where these slides were shot is called the "Redneck Riviera" because it's an incredibly beautiful area where most tourists are plain old folks from The South, or the southeastern U.S.

These were taken in 1983, the top one soon after the sunrise, and the bottom one just before sunrise one morning.

Taken with my old buddy, my Canon AE-1 on Kodachrome 64.

9 comments:

Hammer said...

I was just there and it still looks just as nice.

You captured it perfectly.

Moi said...

beautiful place.....the first shot is almost inspirational....:)

Wingnut said...

WOW, LOVE the top one...... right up my alley!

Kate said...

I'm impressed that you are organized and can find them after this length of time. Heartwarming story about your wife and family!

John Roberts said...

The beaches between Gulf Shores and Pensacola are the prettiest anywhere, IMO.

CG said...

Isn't it wonderful when the family you marry into becomes as close as your own? Lovely shots with a lovely story behind it!

Ben said...

I like the first one. I think, it is quite impressive.

Naomi said...

Lovely photos. You can almost smell the ocen. I particularly like the first photo. I'm sure these pictures hold very happy memories for you. Thanks for sharing them.

P.S. Like your new blog. I only just discovered this.

Naomi said...

Lovely photos. You can almost smell the ocen. I particularly like the first photo. I'm sure these pictures hold very happy memories for you. Thanks for sharing them.

P.S. Like your new blog. I only just discovered this.