Friday, September 14, 2012

A Move and A Beach Day

Tuesday afternoon, after we’d sweated and worked our tails off setting up our patio, Jim casually mentioned that “next time” we come to the Plantation, we should think about asking for the site across the street, #63.  Of course that played with my mind until yesterday morning.  When Jim got back from the Laundromat, I said why not just move over to #63 now?  I thought he might object, after all the work we’d done setting up in #86, but no, he just went to the office, paid our 2 day electric bill and we were off.
What’s so different about #63?  Well, we face north instead of south, so the patio is in the shade in the afternoon, the time we’re more likely to want to be out there.  And, it’s the only 50 amp site in the campground where we face north that has no trees blocking the satellite dome. In addition to those factors,  we can see the entrance road and the office from here, so we have a better idea what’s happening around us.  Now, I’m not sure I buy in to the principles of Feng Shui or anything, but we also just feel better in this site.
It didn’t take us long to move since we’re right across the street from where we were parked.  We just picked up the outside stuff and carried it over.  And since there wasn’t much driving involved, I didn’t need to pack up things inside, just enough to pull in the slides.  We were done and settled in about an hour.
Where we were:
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And where we are now:
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Around the Plantation:
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This morning I went over to the clubhouse with our sound system and my line dancing book and practiced again for about 45 minutes.  I plan to put up some signs around to announce that I’m doing line dance practice sessions 3 mornings a week.  I need to get myself back in to the groove so I don’t forget all the dances I’ve learned over the past couple of years.  Maybe even learn some new ones!
After line dancing, I came home and puttered around the house for a while, then fixed some leftover taco stuff for lunch.  Then we piled our chairs in the car, loaded some cold water in the little cooler and took off for the beach:
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All is well at the beach, there doesn’t appear to be any significant damage from Hurricane Isaac.
There were quite a few people at the Gulf Shores Pier Park, as well as a couple of birds:
Sandpiper?
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Willet?
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Of course there was the usual assortment of gulls and pelicans too.
We sat in the sun for a little while, then took our chairs up to the shaded pier and sat with our books for a couple of hours.
What a great day!

7 comments:

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

It looks like a very comfy site, I don't blame you for moving.
Great area, too.

Happy Tails and Trails, Penny.

Tumbleweed Dee said...

What a great place. I'm with you the site is great!

Kerry Peasland said...

Looks like a wonderful day to me too! I miss being on the road. Terry and I so enjoyed our travels. Especially the six months we spent in AZ. I enjoy reading about your travels.

Renea Miller said...

I LOVE the new parking place. It is SO much better! Good for you! It was an AWESOME day! Sure wish I could come visit with you!!! Love you!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Thanks for the overview of the Rainbow Plantaion CG. We haven't stayed there yet, but it looks like we need to visit...and soon.

Phillis said...

Love the beach this time of the year. Also like the pictures of the beach birds.

Janna and Mike said...

Beautiful beach photos!