The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama — Photo Friday

The Wharf in Orange Beach is a shopping center, marina, amphitheater and resort all rolled into one right near the beautiful beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. One morning, we decided that we needed to get out of the house so we made the 45 minute drive to check it out. We haven’t stayed the night yet, but I hope to head out there one weekend this summer. While we were there, we had lunch at Johnny Rockets which is perfect for the kids because it is SO loud! Then we let the kids each make a stuffed animal at the Build-a-Bear workshop. All that was lots of fun and it was great to hang out together as a family, but the best part was watching the kids stare at the Ferris wheel. There is this great Ferris wheel in the middle of the shopping center. We decided not to ride it because Big S was not thrilled with the idea! He must have left his sense of adventure at home that day! However, we sat and stared at the Ferris Wheel as it went round and round for about 30 minutes from the bench across the street. The kids loved it!

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