The Fourth of July and Baldwin County beaches seem to go together just like red, white and blue. “It kind of makes you feel like the sea to shining sea, right?” says beachgoer Michelle Doyle, “Like part of America and everybody’s down here having a good time and celebrating.”
Thousands are getting an early start on the holiday weekend. “Fourth of July for Gulf Shores is is always a huge event for us,” says city spokesman Grant Brown, “and people are already in town and coming to town so, traffic is picking up and all those wonderful things that go along with it.”
From one Baldwin County beach “Hey, come to Orange Beach,” to another. They all come for different reasons. The sun, or surf, or a kingdom made of sand. The reason it is all possible is not lost on beachgoer Gerry Whitworth. “It’s this great country we live in, you know. You look around the country and you see all the tragedies going on and thank the good Lord up above for the country we have.”
The first official holiday of summer is here. By the look of things, no one wants to miss it.