I am sharing our vacation in hopes that it will help others when visiting Gulf Shores. We arrived in GS at about 5 pm today. We are staying at Crystal Shores West. We rented from Young's Suncoast. They were very nice. Our past experiences have been in Orange Beach. Our condo is really nice and the beach is beautiful. The water looks like glass. We ate at Doc's Seafood Shack in Orange Beach. We have eaten there before, and knew how good it was. It did not disappoint. You have to get over the way the place looks. It looks like a rundown shack. The shrimp is outstanding! They have all you can eat fish for $12.95 and the fish is really good...large pieces. After dinner we stopped at a Publix to get some groceries. The prices were very high. I wish we had found a Walmart instead. Well, that's it for day 1. I will try to update for day 2 later.