We left our group of friends at Defeated Creek last Friday and drove back to Birmingham South Campground in Pelham, Alabama. On Saturday evening, a good friend’s mom was being surprised with a 75th birthday party, and we’d been invited. It was a great party with their family and friends, we were glad to be invited to share the happy evening.
This is real concentration – I didn’t even know Jim took this picture of me as I was driving on Friday:
We also got to see our friends Carol and Steve a few times, actually, they cooked some of the best meals we’ve had in a while (well, at least since we were at Defeated Creek). We spent 4 nights in Pelham and yesterday moved along to the Escapees Rainbow Plantation in Summerdale, Alabama.
We first visited here 2 years ago in the fall, just about this same time. We so enjoyed our time here then that we decided to come back for another visit. Carol and Steve also love this area of Alabama, they come down to Gulf Shores frequently, so we’re hoping they can make a trip down here while we’re in the area.
When we arrived yesterday afternoon, Judy and Darrell Patterson (Wandering America) wandered over from their leased site here to welcome us. The four of us were invited to Linda and Norm Payne’s place for a travel day dinner. Except it was a post-travel day for the Pattersons, as they actually came in a day earlier than originally planned. We had a wonderful dinner with great conversation. What a nice welcome.
This morning Judy and I both attended the line dancing class here at the park. There are sessions three days a week here, so I will get a chance to learn some new dances while we’re here. I’ve had such fun with this line dancing thing, I may be getting addicted to it! It’s good exercise for my body and my brain, as it requires some thinking and concentration to keep from tripping over my own feet!
There are also plenty of great, paved roads in the park for walking, I intend to do a lot of that here, too. I need to stay in shape for those desert hikes once we get out to Arizona this winter. Beach walking is also on the agenda here. While I’m talking about our agenda, we both have some major cleaning out projects planned while we’re here. I’ve been carting around a variety of started-then-forgotten-craft projects. It’s become pretty clear to me that I am just not cut out to be a crafts person and I’m finally going to wise up and find good homes for all those scraps and unfinished projects! Jim has declared he will be doing some cleaning and sorting of the outside compartments, so I guess we’ll be doing our “spring cleaning” here in the fall. Works for us!
But in between all these work and exercise projects, we also hope to do some fun exploring of this beautiful area! So stay tuned for our continued adventures!