Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What We Have Been Up To

We pulled out of Topsail in Florida on July 1st. We decided to head to the Escapees Park in Summerdale Alabama.  I called to be sure they had room for us and they said “come on down”.  It was empty.  We actually needed to find a safe place to park so that we could head to Houston. Our daughter needed our help for the week.  Before we left though, we checked out the area and of course had to eat at Lamberts, home of the thrown rolls.  We have always heard about this place but never eaten there, so this was a first.  It was everything it had been built up to be. We left with tummy’s full and left over’s in hand.

Saturday morning we drove to Mobile and boarded our flight to Houston.  We spent the week at our daughter’s.  It was great to spend some time with the grandsons. Glad we could help out with the babysitting. 

Here is Brady practicing his golf swing:

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Grampy reading to Logan:

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Sorry Joey, didn’t get one of you this time..

This past Saturday we headed back to Alabama and to our home on wheels. It was just in time to hitch up and head out on Sunday. We got off to a late start on Sunday after getting a call from our realtor in Florida. She had a  contract on the way and was emailing to us. In turn, we had to print, sign and get it back to her asap.  After faxing and picking up a few grocery’s we were on our way.   Our destination for the night was a passport park near Birmingham, Al.  We pulled in about 5ish and thought we would have a nice quiet night of rest. NOT.. After spending some frustrating time trying to get tv reception which we never did get, we put in a movie. Around 9:15 I heard a big boom outside and everything went black. We looked outside and it was dark everywhere.  Someone near us said probably a transformer blew. Not good. It was VERY warm and it didn’t take long for the RV to heat up. By 11:15 we both decided we would never get any sleep. We had very little fuel left and knew we couldn’t run the truck for long before getting some. So, we made the decision to pull out. We fueled up, drove for about an hour and then pulled into a truck stop and just stayed in the truck to stay cool and try to sleep a bit. By 4:30am we once again hit the road. We found a Cracker Barrel pulled in and waited for them to open. We had breakfast about 6:30.  We then continued our treck to  Nashville.  We arrived at the campground about 10am and we were lucky enough that our site was available.

This was not the kind of travel day we had planned but hey,  things happen.  Now on to some fun at the Heartland Rally!

Friends Lynette (Netters) and Greg (Mac) arrived early afternoon. It was so great to see them again. They are parked next to us. Although we haven’t seem them since end of March, it was like we had never been apart. How lucky to have friends like this.  We all headed to an early dinner down the street. We turned in early to get rested up for the week ahead.

Here they are arriving:

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Almost forgot. We got our rig weighed when we arrived.  I was so nervous about having this done.  Got good news..we are good. I can actually get a washer and dryer now!!! I have been waiting to find out about our weight before doing so..Yeah!!  Now to find room for all the stuff that’s in the closet….


Darrell said...

Wow Guys: Two, I tell ya, two places that we are intimately familiar with. We workamped at KOA Nashville in November/December 2006 and again in October/November of 2008. Also, as you well know, we have an ERPU lot at Rainbow Plantation. Hopefully our paths will cross somewhere down the road. By the way, love the Heartland product - didn't even know about them when we purchased our Cedar Creek or else we would be joining you at the rally.

Happytrails said...

Glad you arrived safely!! Unfortunate about the campground (Passport Am near Birmingham).
It is always good to meet up with good friends. I am sure you all will have a grand time this week at the Heartland Rally. Nashville is a great city...Mike's hometown.

Take care and have fun!!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Mark and Dortha said...

Glad to get caught up on you and your travels. Sorry, you had a bad night in Birmingham. But, like you said...things happen.

I know you guys are enjoying being with Mac and Netters. We are looking forward to catching up with you all in Elkhart and spending some good quality time with you all.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh have a great visit with Mac and Netters... I like following their blog too. Have fun!

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard