Fort Morgan

This past Sunday I wrote all about my fun adventures just outside the big city of Mobile Alabama. I praised, worshipped, and celebrated Christ at my friends’ church. I enjoyed a delicious Thai Lunch. I walked a family farm with goats. Sunday was my fun day away from my family on this family vacation.

The next day – Monday – was supposed to be a fun family visit to the local zoo in Gulf Shores. I had planned on this day for many weeks. I was really looking forward to it. I soon realized that (aside from myself) nobody else was really interested in going to the zoo – not even my two nieces (ages 10 and 7). I was a little bit heartbroken about that.

I decided to simply go to the zoo by myself. As I was looking for a coupon to the zoo in a tourist magazine I stumbled across a full-page color ad for a place I had never heard of before – Fort Morgan. It’s an old war fort at the far-western tip of the barrier island that Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are located on about 30 miles away. It sits at the mouth of Mobile Bay where it meets the Gulf Of Mexico. It’s an Alabama State Historic Site and a U.S. National Historic Landmark. It’s on the U.S. National Register Of Historic Places. The brave soldiers that served at this site protected our nation during the War Of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War 1, and World War 2.

In lieu of the zoo I went to the fort by myself early last Tuesday morning. When I arrived at the entrance gate I was immediately greeted and recognized as a Veteran. I was admitted for free. That was a nice surprise. I spent a couple of hours touring the site. It was bigger and better than I expected. I took 44 photos of the 200+ years of history all around me. I’ve already posted over a dozen of these photos on my Flickr site, and you can also see the last 5 photos posted here on my blog site. Here’s one I haven’t posted yet:

This visit – planned just hours in advance – turned out to be one of the highlights of my recent 9-day / 2-state / 1,690-mile road-trip vacation. I’m glad I discovered it in a tourist magazine. I’ll be talking about this place for years to come.

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 177

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 05TH 2020:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 12 Keep Me In The Moment Jeremy Camp
2 2 8 Amadeo (Still My God) Ryan Stevenson
3 5 8 No Impossible With You I AM THEY
4 3 24 I Will Fear No More The Afters
5 4 17 Alive & Breathing Matt Maher
6 7 5 I’m Leaning On You Crowder Ft. Riley Clemmons
7 8 8 The Father’s House Cory Asbury
8 9 4 You’ve Always Been Unspoken
9 10 3 There Was Jesus Zach Williams Ft. Dolly Parton
10 6 6 See The Light TobyMac

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co.
2018 – “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship
2017 – “The Comeback” – Danny Gokey

WELCOME BACK to my weekly #CountUp of my favorite hits on Christian radio. Last week’s chart was unpublished, and on it Jeremy Camp secured his 3RD # 1 smash in less than 3 years (out of 4 hits). His “Keep Me In The Moment” had me singing along and swaying back-and-forth to the rhythm on-the-road during my recent 9-day / 2-state / 1,690-mile road-trip.

I listened to a lot of great radio while on vacation. My home station K-LOVE dominated the South Florida airwaves – as well as all throughout North Florida and South Alabama. In-between The JOY-FM and Z-88.3 kept me moving to the music in Central Florida.

There’s a lot of great new positive music out there. I could have easily done a Top 15 chart this week with 5 new entries, but I’m hangin’ tough with the Top 10 format.

This concludes a short weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries