Gulf Shores, Alabama
By Michelle Segrest
Since I was 5 years old, I’ve been a proud Alabamian. My family has been vacationing in Gulf Shores for as long as I can remember. In fact, most of my favorite memories have been our trips to Gulf Shores, which we simply referred to as “The Beach.” When my three brothers and I all grew up and had children of our own, we continued this tradition. Each summer we came down to “The Beach” with the entire family and rarely ever even considered any other vacation spot for family vacations.