Monroeville, AL

My visit to Monroeville, AL was part of my spring break “Quintessential Southern Road Trip.” We were driving back home to Nashville, TN from our final overnight stop in Gulf Shores, AL.

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Gulf Shores, AL

Our final overnight stop on our Quintessential Southern Road Trip was Gulf Shores, AL (Orange Beach). Alabama was my 20th new state after Louisiana and Mississippi (Memphis was also on this trip).

Gulf Shores is everything you would imagine spring break to be. We were only there for one night and one day, and the weather was cloudy and gross, so we didn’t actually look like a scene from Spring Breakers. Instead, we had a blast running through the icy waves and picking shells out of the sand like we did when we were five.

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The Quintessential Southern Road Trip

In my three years of college, my best friends and I have unsuccessfully tried to go to Orlando about five times. This spring break, we tried again, but let’s face it: Disney World tickets and Harry Potter wands are two semester’s worth of textbooks.

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