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Friday, October 28, 2011

Change of Scenery


Time for a getaway!!   Mike and I decided that we needed a change of scenery so we decided to head south.  After all that’s the direction most folks are taking about now.

Some of you might remember that Mike and I spent the winter of 2010 at Rainbow Plantation.  This is the Escapees park located in Summerdale, Alabama.  We loved our time spent at this awesome park and met some of the most wonderful people!!  We haven’t been back to this area since that winter so we decided now was a good time.  So Thursday morning we set our sights for Fairhope, Alabama.  Fairhope is located just a few miles west of Summerdale.  We love Fairhope!!  It is such a quaint town and has a really interesting history.  Check out our blog entry January 11, 2010 for some of the facts about this unique place. 







Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay at Rainbow this time since we don’t have a rig yet, so we found a rather nice motel in Fairhope….Key West Inn. 

We also haven’t seen Darrell and Judy Patterson since we left Rainbow Plantation and really wanted to see them before they left to do their Amazon gig.   So as soon as we got settled we drove over to Rainbow where Darrell and Judy have a lot in the ERPU section.  Darrell and Judy prepared a wonderful meal of hamburgers, salad and deviled eggs followed by a yummy raspberry squares dessert.  We enjoyed talking and catching up on what we’ve all been up to since our last visit.  Good food, great conversation and lots of laughs!!

We made plans to get together again on Friday for some more good eating and lively conversation.  Mike and I also plan to revisit some of our favorite places while we are in this area. 


  1. Always good to connect with friends. Enjoy your time there:)

  2. enjoy your time away..sounds like a perfect idea!!!

  3. That looks like a fine trip indeed!

  4. Have a great time. Wish we were there, too.

  5. That looks like a beautiful place to spend the winter! I'm going to have to look at a map and see if it's on our way driving home to Arizona. It's always so nice to be able to visit with friends too.

  6. Glad to read that you headed south. Fairhope is on my places to visit one of these days. Enjoy your time down south.

  7. Have a great time in Fairhope. It's always fun to get away for a bit!

  8. Can't wait till we can head south for the winter..have fun

  9. Fairhope is a great little town. If you visit in March they have a wonderful Arts Festival every year. Have fun!

  10. A change of scenery is always nice. I like the new header. There's a lot to see in that picture if you take a moment. :)

  11. We've never been to that Escapees Park but plan to be there late Jan. after visiting son and family in Cullman, AL. Hopefully there will be a site available for a two week stay or so.

    Wish you were there too!

  12. Fairhope looks like a neat area...gotta write that one down..It is always great to get a change of scenery every now and then...enjoy!

  13. Oh those are fantastic pics! Have a great time catching up with old friends and travel safe. Cheers! ~M

  14. What a pretty little town!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard


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