This past weekend we traveled to Foley. AL with our local Winnebago club. We stayed at the Southwind Campground located halfway between Foley and Fairhope Al. Both towns are best known for their interest in attracting tourists. The campground has full hookups in most level grass with a section dedicated to rallies and other group gatherings. It is reasonably priced and has access to lots of restaurants and shopping. Just a few miles down the road you have the beach and all its attractions.
On the way to the campground, we made a stop at the outlet mall to give our fair share to the economy. Club gatherings are probably the same everywhere, but we always find some unique happenings at each one. This time we were next to a member who has his own winery and likes to share his accomplishments. He has some fine tasting wines! Also, at this outing, one of the members was celebrating his 84 birthday! It was a small group this time, so by a twist of fate we happened to be the youngest members in attendance by roughly ten years. That does not happen to us much these days.
The town of Fairhope is considered to be one of the more quaint in the area. It is now mostly inhabited by tourist type shops and for some reason an extraordinary amount of hairdressing establishments. There were notices in many storefronts inviting all to attend a charity Halloween event, where the proceeds would go to ensure that seniors would be able to have their hair done for the holidays. At first I found this rather strange, but then remembered the abundance of hair dressers in town and the light bulb came on. It was a very nice day to walk around and we even found a great Christmas present for our granddaughter Victoria.
We went to a town park on the water and enjoyed lunch and a stroll along the bay with Mobile in the far distance.
Our next trip will be to the Good Sam Rally in Daytona Beach. This should be a bit more energetic.