Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rainbow Plantation, Summerdale, AL



We drove a whole 48 miles yesterday to Summerdale, AL and the Escapees Rainbow Plantation, our first time there. It’s a no frills kind of place, parking just on the grass, but they have full hookups and allow you to wash your vehicles. After a month on Pensacola Beach, the car and LD were covered with salt spray, so they desperately needed to be washed.

Today we went to Foley, less than 10 miles from the park, and visited the Railroad Museum. For some reason it was closed this morning, but the Model Railroad Museum in the back was open and running.


It is quite impressive! A group of volunteer train buffs, the Caboose Club, designed and laid out the display over the course of two years. They did an excellent job building this 1950’s “community” around the model trains.



The detail was amazing, like the traveling circus.


And a fire being extinguished. It’s definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area, and it’s free.


We also went to the Tanger Outlet Mall, just south of Foley. When we lived in Pensacola we shopped there a couple times a year. It’s a huge mall, and we usually find some good bargains. Spent a total of $44 and each of us got a pair of jeans, I got a pair of shorts, and Jim bought a jacket. Not bad.

Tomorrow we’re planning another short drive to Ocean Springs, MS. It feels good to be back on the road.

1 comment:

  1. The museum looks really cool! If we have time, we'll definitely go check it out! thanks for the tip!