We left Cullman, AL on Monday morning and drove the 318 miles south to Rainbow Plantation (an Escapees) Park in Summerdale, AL
We are impressed with the size of the sites. LOTS of room. It rained most of Tuesday. We needed some groceries so headed to the nearby WalMart in the town of Foley. Then we had dinner at the clubhouse.
On Wednesday we invited our friend Judy, who we met last year Raccoon Valley Escapees Park in TN, to come over for dinner. I needed a few things so we drove over to
Don't you just love that name?
Today we decided to drive over to Gulf Shores and do a little sight seeing. Route 180 is on a narrow strip of land surrounded by the gulf. At the end is Fort Morgan.
Fort Morgan was built after the war of 1812 to control the main ship channel into Mobile Bay. It was used during the Civil War, and again during the Spanish-American War and World Was 1. It was recommissioned during WW II.
It was really windy as can be seen by this picture of our friend Judy.
After we left the Fort, we stopped at the nearby Wildlife Refuge and walked a path down to the beach. Again, very windy with blowing sand biting hard against the skin.
Len was surprised at how many oil rigs there were so close to the shore.
After a lunch at Pizza Hut, we headed on back to the campground.
For several years I have sporadically followed the blog of Ellie and Jim. I "met" Ellie when we were both posting on a Weight Watchers RVers thread. I found out from a mutual friend, Peggy, that Ellie was here at Rainbow Plantation. I am glad we made a connection because this lovely couple leaves tomorrow. When we got back to the campground, I called Ellie and she and Jim came over for a nice visit.
What a treat!
Tonight we again had dinner at the clubhouse and got to meet another delightful couple, Sue and Charlie, originally from Indianapolis. Like us, they are starting their 3rd years as fulltimers.
Yup, gotta love this life style.
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