An Amazing Trip to Fort Morgan

An Amazing Trip to Fort Morgan

Staying at Summerdale, AL at the Escapee’s Rainbow Plantation RV Park.  This is a large park with lots of permanent residents that own their lots and have permanent homes on those lots.  There are also about 100 or so shaded RV lots for folks that might want to rent for a day, week, or longer.

They have a big clubhouse (we’re going for lasagna dinner tomorrow night) and a great looking pool, but they say it’s not quite up to temperature just yet.

Our site is nice and well shaded by a large Water Oak tree and the neighbors we’ve met are great.

Our site at Rainbow Plantation – Summerdale, AL

Today (Tuesday) we took a drive down to the beach, (we’ll go back tomorrow with chairs and towels) and then we drove on west to visit Fort Morgan.

Construction of the fort was started in 1819, took 15 years to complete, and is located on Mobile Point so as to be able to protect the shoreline from the north during the Civil War.

It’s interesting to note that the US government leased slaves from local slave owners to manufacture the over 30,000,000 (yes, thirty MILLION) bricks to build the fort.  I’m not going to go in to all the details of the construction and design, but I found it really fascinating to read all the placards located along the self-guided tour.

If you’d like to learn more, follow this link to the official site.

Here’s a few pictures I took with my Samsung S7 Smartphone.  I’m still amazed at the clarity and the resolution of these pix from a PHONE!

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A Beautiful Day in San Diego

So we arrived in Vista, CA at Olive Avenue RV Resort on Friday afternoon about 3pm and we got the rig set up and in order while we waited for Kathy’s cousin Judy and husband Bob to come by to visit.

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Our site at Olive Ave RV Park, Vista, CA

They came about 4pm, we had a nice visit at the RV, then they took us back to their home where we visited a bit more and later they took us out to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant.  Great authentic Mexican food and entertainment by a Mariachi band too!

On Saturday, we drove on down to Judy & Bobs and the four of us did some local sight-seeing to the beaches, some beautiful religious temple gardens, and more. (I can’t remember the names of these places, but impressive nonetheless)

I’ve put together a little slide show so you can scroll through to see all the beauty that we had an opportunity to see.  The temps were in the high 70’s – low 80’s and the breeze all day long was wonderful.  It was a beautiful day in the San Diego area and we enjoyed great company, told a lot of stories about the family(s), looked through some old picture albums and had loads of laughs, which are always healthy.

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