For Labor Day weekend, we drove down to the Gulf Coast – specifically, the Florida / Alabama line, which is about four and a half hours from where we are in Columbus, Mississippi. I had never been to the Gulf Coast before, and I had been deeply missing the ocean, so it was a highly welcomed escape.
The Gulf is very different than the beaches I’m used to at home. It felt much less developed. No candy stores and arcades or other attractions – the kind that pop up in the most touristy destinations. Instead, the focus was on the beach and the water. Simply being alive and enjoying it.