We are staying at Escapees Rainbow Plantation Campground in Summerdale, Alabama. It is about 20 miles north from the Gulf Coast and about equal distance from Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida. This is the second Escapees park we have stayed at. Escapees is the organization of full-time RVing that we belong to and does our mail forwarding for us. The park is a fairly mature one and has lots of well placed trees. The only problem is that they are oak trees and it’s the time of the year when the acorns are falling.
One of the first days here we drove down to Gulf Shores to the beach. The beach has the whitest, finest sand we have ever seen. The Gulf’s water are still warm and the beach shows no ill effects at all of the BP oil spill.
There is a lot of cotton growing down in this region. We saw some cotton last year in northern Mississippi, but there seems to be a lot more of it here in southern Alabama and it seems to be growing better here as well. We are still a fascinated a bit with cotton growing as it was something we never saw in the north.
Now about the CUSSIN” --the people here are very friendly and polite. Lot’s of yes, Ma’ams and no Sirs. We went to a restaurant one night and they had a list of rules on their menu. It was mainly the usual stuff, no smoking, proper attire, no pets, etc. But they had one rule we hadn’t seen before: “Don’t teach the little ones any new words; keep the language clean, we are a family restaurant. NO CUSSIN"’!