Away We Go!

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222012

More rain had been predicted for yesterday, but while we had heavy cloud cover for much of the day, it stayed dry. Or at least as dry as it can be when the humidity is 94%. I’m not making that up folks, you can almost reach out and touch the moisture in the air. I’m sure glad it’s not summertime, when temperatures here can reach up into the same range.

We stayed home all day yesterday, working on corrections in my new book, and visiting with folks who stopped in to say hello, purchase something, or wish us safe travels.

Judy Hughes came by and paid us for a subscription to our digital edition of the Gypsy Journal and one of our 7-in-1 CDs with our guides to Free Campgrounds, Fairgrounds With RV Parking, Casino Camping, RV Dump Stations, etc. We had a nice visit, and soon after Judy left, Dave and Mary Burman stopped in. We first met Dave and Mary when they came to Life on Wheels in Pennsylvania, where we were teaching. They are a very nice couple and we really enjoyed our short visit. They are the proud new owners of an Allegro Bus, which they went to Red Bay to actually watch being built, from the chassis up. Dave said they chose the Allegro based partly upon my recommendation, so I hope it gives them many years of faithful service. Tiffin has a fantastic reputation for standing behind their products, so I’m sure Dave and Mary are in good hands.

A little later our friends Paul and Sally Wagner pulled up. They are seasonal regulars at Elkhart Campground in Elkhart, Indiana and their site is across from the one we usually park in, so we’ve gotten to know them well over the years. They are wintering at an RV park over toward Fairhope, near Mobile Bay, and it was a real treat to get to see them. Thanks for stopping by, dear friends.

A little after 6 p.m. we stopped at the Summerdale post office to mail off a few orders, and then drove a few miles south to the Shrimp Basket in Foley, one of our favorite restaurants here. Terry had their fried crawfish and crawfish etoufe plate, and I had a blackened and grilled shrimp platter. We love fresh seafood, and you can find it on every corner around here.

We’ve only had a couple of days here at the Escapees Rainbow Plantation RV park in Summerdale, Alabama, but it’s time for us to hit the road again. We’ll leave today and drive west, stopping somewhere in Louisiana for the night, and Monday we’ll be in Dickinson, Texas, where we’ll squat down for a few days and visit with our pals Greg and Jan White. We’re really looking forward to seeing them again. And since Dickinson is “home” to them, they know all of the best local restaurants!

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  One Response to “Away We Go!”

  1. I am drooling for the shrimp at the Shrimp Basket. Sure wish that place was down here in Crystal River area.

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