Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Camping with the grandkids

While the grandkids were on spring break, it was decided that we would take them camping, along with their mother.  The motorhome was still in the driveway after we had just returned from the FMCA Perry Rally. We headed to the Anchors Away campground in Foley, Al for two nights of camping.  Our first stop was to see the just opened Buc-ee’s gas station.  Haley and I waited in the RV.

The kids spent a lot of time having fun in the playground across from our campsite and riding their bikes.

While we have visited Foley numerous times, we have not done a lot of sightseeing since we were mostly here for RV club outings.  This time we visited some attractions that the kids could enjoy.  First was the Foley train station museum located next door to the visitor’s center.  The museum is in the Louisville and Nashville railroad station built in 1909.  The exhibits explore the railroads role in the thriving agricultural industry in the Foley area.  The kids most enjoyed the model train layout in the back section of the station.  The operators entertained the kids with explanations of how everything worked. It was a big hit with them.

Just a short walk down the street, we found the museum of the first hospital in BaldwinCounty that served the area from 1936 thru 1958. The museum is located on the second story of the building where the hospital was located.  The driving force behind it was Dr Holmes who founded it.  The city block that houses the museum is still owned by the Holmes family.

The last outing was to the Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  


Phyllis said...

Please remember, if ever in north Alabama we have an RV site for you. Come visit us up "north".

Happytrails said...

I sure wish we’d known you were “in town.” We have been sorta grounded at the Escapees Park, Rainbow Plantation!! We could have met and said hi!!
I know your grandkids enjoyed camping and seeing so many fun things!! We’ve heard Buc-ees is quite interesting. Did you eat there?
Hopefully we’ll be blogging again in the next few days!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Some of our best times in our RV have been with our grandkids. Special memories for us. Your grandkids will always remember the fun times spent with you in your rolling home. It's what grandparents do. :c)

Nickie and Jim said...

When we lived in Summerdale, we skipped all the tourist "attractions" in Foley, although we meant to investigate the train station. Looks like everyone had fun. We noticed that big ol' Buc-ees at the Beach Express Rte as we traveled east/west from CA to FL, but skipped that one!

Laura said...

So much fun for the grandkids! The hospital museum looks fascinating.