Don't get me wrong; I've never met a log ride that I didn't like. But after a flurry of theme parks, water slides, and all-inclusive hotel packages, it was time to shake up our family vacations. For my still-young-but-growing-fast children, I wanted a more authentic experience, and the opportunity to connect with something wild and beautiful. Which got me thinking about the first time I went scalloping.
The Gulf's rich scalloping grounds: St. Joseph's Bay