Continuing south toward warmer temps, we are now stopped for a while in Summerdale, Alabama, about 20 miles north of Gulf Shores. It's been raining off and on but we are enjoying our stay here at the Escapees Park, Rainbow Plantation. On previous travels through here we've only stayed a day or two. So this time we've decided to pause a little longer and look around.
After a couple of days of life's chores, shopping and laundry and cleaning, we decided it was time to set out on one of our exploration days. It was a warm day and the rain drops ceased, so what better than to head for the beach.
We ended up at Gulf Shores, Alabama, a short ride south past Foley, down highway 59. This could be any typical beach town, shops filled with all the necessities for enjoying a vacation on the sand and restaurants with Jimmy Buffet music and smiling wait staff on the patios. Late October isn't the heighth of the season here, so it was easy to park and the beach was only scattered with a few patrons.