When we got closer to Orange Beach I was surprised by how white the sand is. A white sand beach = vacation for me...and Florida is obviously not the only place for it. Right past the Florida/Alabama line is when you hit the Orange Beach area and from what I've seen it's pretty busy around here and has lots to offer.
Driving up to the hotel, I loved seeing that the Hampton Inn and Suites was the not a sky scraper-like condo, it was a beach hotel. Directly on the beach, super cool and modern it is pleasing to the eye. It's bright and happy and so is the staff! You walk in and feel how new this place is. Every detail has been thought of in the decor here and I am totally digging these bright colors.
|View of Hampton Inn and Suites from the beach|
|Lobby/hallway to pool|
|Decor around the hotel|
I've never been in a car accident, unless you count the minor school bus accident when I was like 10 but those are built like tanks. The truck hit us in our back passenger side door, right where R was sitting. I thank the good Lord above that this fender bender didn't turn out any worse. We are all perfectly fine, if not just a little shaken up, and the car door and fender have dents but nothing that can't be fixed. Everything on the car, including the door, is working properly. The man who hit us immediately knew he was the one who had screwed up and even told the police officer so. He has insurance and the police report has been typed up so we will all survive.
Now, for our vacation.....I can't wait to explore this area and this hotel even more. The kids have been eyeing the pool like the little
Not too stuffed to check out the beach though.
|The view from our room....beautiful.|
|This heron was gorgeous and he let me get so close. T and I watched him catch his dinner.|
|Orange Beach water tower past the dunes|
|View of the pool from our room|
Hampton Inn and Suites has a lot of fun...they also love to include their guests in on the fun. They have a promotion going on right now, Picture Perfect Alabama, where you can share certain pictures on their Facebook wall and receive prizes. They also have another little treat for you if you write on their Facebook wall while you're here, just let them know in the lobby that you've shared the love.
|Living area (seriously cute rattan print on that sofa) and desk area|
|G enjoying the view from the balcony|
I'll be visiting Fusion Spa Salon in Orange Beach, an Aveda salon. Fusion is located in The Wharf and has some wonderful options for being pampered. They have countless choices for anyone you can think of. Who's pumped? This girl! I will dish all about tomorrow night.....unless I'm so relaxed I face plant into the sand when I get back. Until then, you can always check out Fusion on Facebook and here so you can browse the treatments that you would enjoy.
You can find Hampton Inn and Suites on Facebook and Twitter, join in on the conversation! If you have a question about the area, the hotel, the beach, the location....just ask. Someone will get back to you, they are on top of things here.
Can't wait to keep you guys updated.
Happy summer, peeps.