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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Settling in for two+ weeks.

Summerdale, AL

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.

13 comments:

Ali said...

Just saw your schedule for when you will be in Austin...maybe it would work for us to come over that way one of the weekends. We are flying home on 3/23 till 4/1 but maybe the weekend before. Let me know if you think that might work.

Peggy n David said...

Oh cool Phyllis - glad you got to 'meet' with Jim and Ellie!!!

Just noticed the comment from Ali - maybe we could all get together...that would be fun!

Like that you posted your intinarary for 2012...never thought of doing that!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Quiet a schedule you two have put together. We love the Gulf Shores area. We have stayed at the Elks three times while we were in the area. Love their beaches! Enjoy your stay.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

We will be in Sedalia, MO in september lets get together..

Elaine and Rick said...

wow thats some schedule but what a good idea ! so nice to meet other rvers...

Michael and Dee said...

We are Escapees, but have never had the opportunity to stay at any of their parks. Can't wait until we can. Enjoy Texas!

Mike and Dee White
gonerving.blogspot.com

Jessica and Harry said...

Posting your schedule is a nice idea - you are going to be busy!!

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Years ago, Piggly Wiggly was all over Houston, but I had not seen one in ages until we were on our travels. Perhaps it was in Kentucky? Don't remember for sure. Sounds like a great schedule for 2012!

Donna W. said...

Piggly Wiggly is one of my accounts of course I just work w/ their corp office NC> Funny the recording they have when you call is very upbeat southern accented lady....Thank you for calling the PIG !...thought I'd misdialted and got a state fair line w/ an extention to the hog calling contest.

Donna W. said...

Piggly Wiggly is one of my accounts of course I just work w/ their corp office NC> Funny the recording they have when you call is very upbeat southern accented lady....Thank you for calling the PIG !...thought I'd misdialted and got a state fair line w/ an extention to the hog calling contest.

Rick Doyle said...

You are going to be busy travelers for the next several months. Glad to read you met up with new friends.

Judy and Emma said...

I'm looking forward to getting together while you are in Moss Point. How about a tour of the refuge?

Laurie and George said...

Good schedule. I'm so glad you didn't give up on the lifestyle. 2012 is going to be a good year I think :)