Hangin' Around Summerdale
Summerdale, AL - Events of Saturday, May 5 to Monday, May 7, 2012
We don't have a lot to report on this week. The weather in lower Alabama has turned hot and humid, and along with the humidity came a chance of showers. We had two days of almost solid rain (over 2 inches) with several days of partly to mostly cloudy weather, so we haven't gotten out to do any sightseeing.
Saturday was one of the nicer days of the past week, but we don't like to go sightseeing on the weekend if we don't have to. However, we did drive down to Bon Secour on Saturday to pick up some fresh shrimp at Billy's Seafood.
As we have mentioned before, Billy's Seafood is a packing house that ships seafood caught by the local fishing fleet to locations all over the United States. They also sell retail to the public.
The town of Bon Secour is located along the Bon Secour River just before it empties into Bon Secour Bay, which is in the southeast corner of Mobile Bay. We always like to see the picturesque fishing boats tied up along the river.
We had the shrimp for dinner that evening prepared our favorite way. Margery sautés the shrimp in a little butter and garlic, then she adds a splash white wine and a bit of Old Bay seasoning to the skillet as the shrimp cook for the last few minutes. We eat the shrimp dipped in melted butter. Yum! Tastes like lobster.
Other than going to Billy's to buy shrimp and running a few other errands, we have just been hanging out at Rainbow Plantation. Paul finished a few chores like polishing our aluminum wheels and cleaning the carpets in the motor home, and we have just been relaxing, reading, surfing the 'net and watching TV.
We try to take Freeway for a walk every day after dinner, but we had to skip several days because of rain or the threat of rain. On Monday, the temperature and humidity were down a little, and the sun was peeking through the clouds, so we stopped by the new dog park here at Rainbow Plantation to let Freeway run and play.
Freeway loves to chase his tennis ball. Even in the motor home, he'll drop the ball, or some other toy, at our feet and bark until we throw it. Then he'll race to the back of the motor home to get the toy and start all over. We usually get tired before he does.
We took his tennis ball to the dog park. However, someone had left a golf ball there, so we played with that instead. Paul picked up the golf ball and threw it. Freeway chased after it, but when he got to it he was a little wary because the golf ball was smaller, harder and denser than the tennis ball he is used to.
It didn't take Freeway long to figure out the ball was OK to play with, however, and he picked it up and ran it back to Paul.
It seemed like Freeway would have chased that ball all night, but after about 20 minutes, we could see he was getting warm so we let him sit to cool off a few minutes before heading back to the motor home.
We have noticed lately that the co-op sites and the campground here at Rainbow Plantation have been emptying out as the weather warmed up. When we headed down the road toward the motor home on our way back from the dog park, we could see how empty our row was.
We only have a short time left at Rainbow Plantation ourselves, but we still have a few things we want to try to squeeze in. Stay tuned.