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Jul 28, 2012 - L.A. - Lower Alabama

Summerdale, AL Escapees Rainbow Plantation I still had a desire for hamburgers and since the Fish River Grill #2 was so good yesterday we thought we’d give it a try again today. I had a mushroom burger and Ron had the Cajun Crawfish Pistols. This restaurant is consistent with good food and friendly service. The meal was fantastic. We took a short drive near the RV park on a few roads we had not been on and discovered a couple of new and interesting things: 1) A pottery shop in a tiny building, snugly hidden down a dead end street. If you...

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Jul 27, 2012 - Holmes Medical Museum

Summerdale, AL Escapees Rainbow Plantation This morning Ron went to a tiny, old fashioned barber shop in Summerdale (population 667). The barber is a retired Navy vet and knew just how to give Ron the haircut he wanted. Our plan for the day was to have a simple meal after the last two days of great cuisine so I looked for something that referenced “where the locals go.” I found the number 2 rated restaurant (Lambert’s is number 1) in Foley. The Fish River Grill #2 appeared to be a diner with a selection of simple southern style seafood,...

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Jul 26, 2012 - Royal Reds

Summerdale, AL Escapees Rainbow Plantation I first learned of Royal Reds, the highly touted local shrimp, in 2010 from reading another RV blog. I've been waiting to have the opportunity to try Royal Reds for myself. According to gulf-shores-travel-guide.com -- Royal red shrimp live deep in the ocean, unlike other shrimp species. This shrimp royalty are the latest members of the shrimp family to join us here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Though Frank Patti of Pensacola, Florida, first commercially caught the shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico in...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Throwed rolls

Summerdale, AL Escapees Rainbow Plantation RV Park We finally made it to Lambert's today. The food and fun were worth the wait. We arrived at 1:00pm and were seated by 1:45pm. The place was packed and everyone was having fun. Not only is the food delicious but watching everyone and especially the kids with the roll throwing is entertaining. I think it's impossible not to enjoy yourself at Lambert's! Lambert's Motto: "We hope you come hungry, leave full, and hopefully have a laugh or two!" www.throwedrolls.com

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Jul 24, 2012 - Summerdale, AL

Summerdale, AL Escapee’s Rainbow Plantation We had a leisurely morning, worked on a few projects and did not get in a hurry to do anything today. When we left the RV park around 2:15pm we weren’t quite sure if we were hungry enough yet to go to Lambert’s even though we had not had any breakfast or lunch. I think we had too much to eat last night! By the time we drove in to Foley we both decided Lambert’s would be a good idea. We pulled in to the parking lot about 2:30pm, thinking it was an off hour and would not be crowded, however, we...

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Jul 23, 2012 - Marianna, FL to Summerdale, AL

Marianna, FL to Summerdale, AL 180 miles We woke up to another beautiful morning. The park was not as crowded and most of the weekend gang had left by yesterday afternoon. It was quiet and pleasant as we sat outside under the awning and commented that we wish we didn’t have to leave. If our site was not already reserved by someone else we would have stayed another night. Shortly after our conversation about wishing we could stay longer, a gentleman rode up on a bicycle and was very interested in our coach. He could not get over the great...

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May 3, 2012 - Fairhope - a Lovely City In LA

The torrential rain continued through the night and we thought it would carry on into today but we lucked out. The sun came out and it was a bright sunny day - and MUGGY! We spent the late morning walking the streets of Fairhope . Flowers and flags all over town. Cute boutique shops and restaurants and a fabulous waterfront walk. It got a bit uncomfortable in the early afternoon so we came back to the motorhome , cooled down and rested up before going out for dinner. I am leaving tomorrow but it is good to know I will be meeting up with...

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May 1, 2012 - Reunion

Had time to do a load of laundry before leaving Lafayette at 10 am. The five hour drive was uneventful and I received a big welcome from Jim and Diane upon arrival in Summerdale. Even though we speak frequently on the phone, there is nothing like a face to face chat. It is so wonderful to share good conversation and a delicious meal with dear friends. The only thing that is just as wonderful is doing the same with family.

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Apr 2, 2012 - Emmaus RV Park, Summerdale, AL

We arrived at Emmaus Motorhome and RV Park in Summerdale, AL. This is a quiet, beautiful country park about 12 miles from Foley, Alabama and 20 miles from Gulf Shores. The weather is in the 80’s during the day and 60’s at night, great spring weather. We had planned to stay two days, but it was so quiet and nice at this park, we stayed 10 days. We took a ferry ride in the car across Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island below Mobile, AL. It was a nice island, but is mostly homes and private beaches. The stop here at Summerdale was just for...

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Feb 27, 2012 - Hartmans/Devonshires

Left Slidell, LA this morning after having a nice breakfast in a local resturant. Then arrived at Rainbow Plantation and met up with our friends John and Jan Hartman. Had a nice dinner at Lambert's the home of the "throwed rolls". Left in the morning after stopping by and having a short visit with Phil and Cindy Devonshire who also were at the campground. We will meet both groups of friends in April at SKP Acres. Drove 116 miles.

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Feb 22, 2012 - Fat Tuesday and Getting Ready

Summerdale, AL. 51 deg. clear, no wind. Forecast = Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5-15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. . The day started out with Jim and Linda getting me ready to travel. Linda did a load of laundry and started to put "stuff" away and Jim did some of the same before going outside to checked my tires and fluid levels. Then, after the laundry was done, he added a little water to my fresh water tank, dumped my black and gray water tanks and put all the hoses away. About 4:45 they headed over...

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Feb 21, 2012 - Mardi Gras Parade And Lunch

Summerdale, AL. 51 deg. overcast, no wind. Forecast = Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the South at 5-10 mph. The park Mardi Gras parade kicked off from the clubhouse at 11:00 yesterday morning and circled around through parts of the park before returning to the clubhouse. It wasn't a big parade, but I think most everyone here in the park had a good time and enjoyed watching it and catching the beads and candy that the participants threw out to the spectators. ; ) Below, are a few of the photos that...

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