Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Rain, sun, rain....

 Hello all,
 We are parked at Rainbow Plantation, Summerdale, AL.
 Sitting here on a rainy Sunday but at least its not snow. The weather has been cool with most days 50-60 and nights 30-40. Not quite beach weather. We did get in our morning walk before the rain.
  The park is set up in three sections. Sites on the front two roads with 87 full hook up sites. There is also an area dry camping if just traveling through or waiting for a site.
  There is an area just off to the side that are called erpu sites which people pay an amount then have ownership of the lot for a given time of 5 yr. paying a monthly fee. After they time they may renew for a minimal amount or the initial cost is returned.( Note: this was how I understood it from one fellow, exact details may differ.)

 The last area are private homes and lots in a small subdivision. The lots contain a mix of smaller homes, a few trailer homes, and some lots with RV ports. Almost all lots have hook ups for an extra unit to use.
   We got out exploring a couple areas recently. We took a walk at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

 This area is on a peninsula east of Gulf Shores. It is 7000 acres of coastal land ranging from beach dunes to rolling pine, and oak forests. Bon Secour comes from the French meaning"safe harbour".
    We then drove to the peninsula end and toured Fort Morgan. This fort was used to protect Mobile Bay.

It still contains many standing brick and concrete structures that were used to hold gun positions. You take a self guided tour through the fort. We were impressed with the condition of the fort. Places like this makes you think of the efforts that went into materials and building with tools and technology of the time.

1 comment:

  1. What's amazing to me is how newer buildings and structures don't last as long as things built so many many years ago.