Bob & Elsie's Adventures travel blog

Judy and Russ at the beach

Inside Flora-bama

Outside Lulu's

Marina at Home Port near Lulu's

Pelican on a shrimp boat at Billy's Seafood

The beach at Sea & Suds

Bob, Wayne and Eric jamming at the pool

Big white bird at the campground pond

Bob and I at the Rib-off

The ship store at Happy Harbors

Rib off sign

Rodney and Bob at the Rib-off

Bob, Wayne and Eric jamming, Judy and Russ dancing

another jam picture

We have been at our winter campsite at Anchors Aweigh RV Resort for just over a month now and to say we have kept busy is putting it mildly. About a week after we arrived Bob’s sister Judy and her husband Russ arrived for the winter. Bob has been bragging to anyone who would listen about what a great place this is to spend the winter so Judy and Russ decided to give it a try. Russ has retired from trucking and they have decided to try “life on the road”, this time getting to enjoy the sights rather than just the interstates. The first weekend they were here we all went to the Elberta Sausage Festival. Elberta is about 20 miles east of Foley. It was originally settled by German immigrants, the sausage making has continued and twice a year they hold a festival to celebrate the heritage, lots of crafts, music and, of course, food, especially sausages. The next weekend was Foley’s Heritage Harbor Days, more crafts, music and food. This last weekend we went to a Rib Off at the Happy Harbors Marina. Our friend Rodney, one of the managers here at the campground, competed in the Rib Off and so we just had to go and cheer him on. The Rib Off was for charity and for a small admission you got to sample all kinds of barbequed foods with all different types of sauces. It wasn’t exactly my kind of food but Bob, Judy and Russ made sure to eat up my share and we all had a great time enjoying another great day here in Alabama. Judy enjoys sewing so we have spent several mornings working on projects in the craft room here in the park; all of the facilities at the campground are great. Bob and Russ have been working on a bunch of their own projects so we all have been pretty busy.

More “snow birds” are arriving daily so we have been able to catch up with the dozens of friends we have made over the last few years. More will come after Thanksgiving and then even more after Christmas.

Debbie and Wayne, friends from Canada who we first met three years ago are here for the month of November and the guys have managed to get together for a couple jam sessions, one outside by the pool. That was a beautiful day; great music and wine time, life doesn’t get much better. I wish you could hear them; they really sound great considering they only get to play together a few times a year. Debbie gave Judy and me her famous million dollar haircuts one afternoon, and all for the price of a bottle of wine.

The weather has been wonderful, it cools down when the sun goes down but for the last month the days have been warm and sunny, practically perfect. Every day I just have to say, it’s been another great day in Alabama.

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