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Today is the last day of a week in Foley, AL while at the Florida Travelcade Club rally. It has been a fun week with good friends and lots of food and drinks. We went to the Foley Shrimp Festival, the road kill cafe, Jimmy Buffett's sister's restaurant called Lulu's and a number of other places that I can not remember the names of, ...
... and went for a walk on the beach. Crowded campsites are not fun at all. The sand is like raw cane sugar. Very glassy and white, almost like snow. It squeaks under your feet, so of course I was playing in that for a while, squeaking along the beach :-) I did not go for a swim though - the water was cold! Fort Pickens was next door, so after soaking in some sun and sticking our toes in the water - we went to explore the fort. Quite eerie really, and surprisingly ...
... br> spas, saunas, steamroom, world-class Kiva Dunes Golf & Country Club
onsite, lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, lighted
horseshoe pits, lighted shuffleboard courts, putting green,
restaurant, lounge, boardwalk, grocery, gift shop, meeting room,
conference center, library, locker rooms, laundry, covered picnic &
barbecue areas with grills, hiking & biking trails, day spa adjacent,
complete fitness ...
... in the small town ice cream and coffee shop, watching the bustle of small town tourist life, we were happy we came with Mark and E.
John invited Mark and E to dinner at our place so they wouldn't have to figure out what or where to eat on their last night in Gulf Shores. He wanted to grill his famous grilled chicken for our new friends. Peggy and Dale, our neighbors on the other side of us stopped by that ...
... that know each other because they have "bonded" at another park for several years before moving over to the newest part of town. Everyone is friendly but not actively seeking friends so it is a little harder to make friends than we expected.
Thursday we take a trip to The Beach road and turn left toward Pensacola to see how close Florida really is. It is very close by! We stop at the Tourist Information Center and ...