Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A relaxing weekend rally

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.


Gypsy said...

Camping with someone who owns a winery and is willing to share the bounty sounds good to me. Did you sample the fruit of the vine?

Bonnie said...

My husband and I are coming to the Daytona rally - our first ! We are not sure what to expect, but after reading many RV blogs that mention rallies and lots of fun, we decided to come to the rally and visit Florida and come home via the coast.

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

We really enjoy Foley. AL. We have stayed at the Elks there several times. It is just a short drive to the beaches, Pensacola and other great areas.
We have dropped a pretty penny at that outlet mall...hehe
Hope you have a safe trip and wonderful time at the next rally.

Judy and Emma said...

I guess I'm a bit dense because the light bulb didn't come on for me about the hairdressers. :(

Sherry said...

Being the youngest one would make me feel really optimistic about how long I'd be able to RV. Love that there were folks in their 80's.

Wonder if Judy and I are the Dense Sisters. My light bulb is burned out too.

Laura said...

We have only been to a few rallys but they have all been good fun. We are usually the youngest by a long shot as well (at least I am, maybe not Carm so much).

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I know you kids couldn't get into trouble with all that adult supervision. I'm sure you tried. ;c)

Mike and Terri said...

That was a nice perk to be parked next to someone that owns their own winery! And shares!