Spring Break Hacks

You can watch Netflix.

You can watch Netflix.

Jacob Latham

Whether you are going to the beach or just going to chill in your bed and binge watch Netflix, there is something we all can do this Spring Break that could be memorable, fun, and safe. One thing that you might count as fun is going to the beach. This is very common amongst the people of Baldwin County and the surrounding areas because the beach is only about 45 minutes away. The beach can be fun but if your not careful it could be dangerous, so if you are going to the beach make sure you plan to bring a lot of water and sunscreen. If you don’t drink enough water then you could get dehydrated and according to Kami Whorton a Certified and registered Nurse Practitioner “Water is not important just for hydration. It helps energize muscles. It also maintains fluid and electrolyte balance.” Sunscreen is very valuable to you having health non-cancerous skin. According Whorton “ sunscreen protects your skin from harmful rays from the sun. There are two types of rays from the sun: UVA and UVB. Sunscreen prevents the rays from causing skin cancer. All people should wear sunscreen outside regardless of skin color.” Bring lots water and sunscreen and your just might enjoy the beach a little more.

The Gulf Shores Beach.

It’s important to read the beach warning flags and more importantly know what they mean. According to Gulf Shores and Orange Beaches Website there are five warning flags, the green flag means low hazard, the yellow flag means medium hazard, the purple flag means  hazardous wildlife, the red flag means High hazard, the double red flag means Water closed to public.

If you go to the beach on a purple flag then you might get stung by a jellyfish, If you get stung it itches and hurts and could ruin your beach trip in order to avoid that itchy feeling you can rub meat tenderizer on the itchy spot. Meat tenderizer has a enzyme called papain that will break down the venom found in the jellyfish proteins.

Polynesian Man of War jelly fish in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

In order to keep all of that unwanted sand off of you, you can rub baby powder on your hands and feet and the sand will fall off. Baby powder strips the moisture from your body so all of that unwanted sand will just fall off.

If you are scared that your belongings will be stolen you can put your belongings in a dipper. You can also put your phone in a ziplock bag so you don’t get sand or water in your phone. So next time go to the beach don’t forget to bring your dippers and meat tenderizer.

If you don’t like the beach and you want to be lazy this spring break, netflix could be your best friend, however If you get on netflix and don’t know what to watch here’s a list from Daphne High School students and their reviews of shows and movies to watch.

“My favorite show is the office because it is funny and there are a bunch of episodes to watch.” Said Bella Petruzelli

“Black Mirror and Moana, Black mirror makes you think about society and Moana is my favorite movie.” Said Maddy Northcutt

“Grey’s anatomy is my favorite show is made up but could be real,and I want to pursue a medical occupation within the surgical field.” Said Katie Garrison

“My favorite show is arrow because it’s about a rich guy who gets stranded on an island.”  said Naveel Hadha

If you are lost this spring break and don’t know what to do here is a list of events that will be happening this spring break

March the 24th:

  • Azalea Trail Run at Canal Street at Claiborne Mobile, 36603. It’s the 41st annual trail run, one of the premier 10k road races in the US and the 2011 RRCA National 10k championship. The event also includes 5k and 2k runs. All courses are flat and extremely fast. www.pcpacers.org/atr.
  • the Wharf Boat and Yacht show at 10am to 5pm this event is at the wharf. The Daphne Easter Egg hunt starts at 11am and ends at 2pm the egg hunt will be hosted at Lott Park, 2039 Main Street Daphne, 36526, the rain date will be March the 25th from 11am to 2pm at the same location.

March the 25th:

  • American’s Amazon 9am to 4pm, Alabama Nature Partners presents America’s Amazon an award winning documentary that shows Mobile Tensaw Delta. This is a free event at 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard Spanish Fort.
  • The Festival of Flowers is at Providence Hospital Campus, 6901 Airport Boulevard Mobile, 36608, festivalofflowers.com.
  • Mobile Symphony Orchestra  presents Resurrection At Saenger Theatre, 6 South Joachim Street mobile, 36602 mobilesymphony.Org/event/Resurrection.

March 27th:

  • Tabletop Game Night 4pm to 7pm Spanish Fort Public Library kids teens adults and families of all ages are welcome bring your favorite board game or card game or borrow one from hours bring a group or find a new friend play with,
  • Bass Pro Shop Easter Bunny pictures 6pm to 8pm Bass Pro Shop 20000 Bass Pro Shop Drive Spanish Fort, 36227 Bass Pro Shop Easter event starting March 24th through April 1st pictures with the Easter Bunny everyone gets a free 4/6 photo

March 28th:

  • Music at Meyer Park 6 p.m. Mar Park 400 East 22nd Avenue Gulf Shores, 36542 these annual Springtime concerts have become a fan favorite for local and visitors alike all music at Meyer Park concerts are free to the public and begin at 6 p.m.

March 29th:

  • Easter egg hunt for preschoolers 11 a.m. Fairhope Public Library, 501 Fairhope Avenue Fairhope, 3 6527 Pre-K / Elementary story time for ages 3 to 8 years every Monday and Thursday.

March 30th:

  • Easter egg hunt at Eastern Shore Lanes $5 admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easter egg hunt for three different age groups this year on March 30th at 10 p.m. for an egg sighting Easter hunt crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny

March 31st:

  • 2018 Elberta German sausage festival 9am to 5pm at Elberta Al Park, join us for great food entertainment arts and crafts.

April 1st:

  • Lulu Easter egg Dash 2 p.m. meet the Easter Bunny and have fun Dash and 4 eggs, 4th annual Easter egg hunt at 40 South $6 admission per person children under 2 or free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40 South Farm and Zoo, 27257 Glass Road Robertsdale, 36567.
  • Easter Sunrise Service at Fairhope Pier 6:30 a.m. Fairhope Pier, 1 North Beach Road Fairhope, 36532.

Enjoy your Spring Break be safe and have fun.