Seems All We Do Is Eat!
Summerdale, AL - Events of Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26, 2015
After we ran some errands on Friday morning, we headed to Aquila Seafood in nearby Bon Secour to pick up some fresh shrimp. There are several fish packing houses in Bon Secour, two of which (Billy's Seafood and Aquila Seafood) sell to the public.
We bought enough shrimp for an upcoming dinner and enough to freeze for a future dinner.
After returning to the rig and cleaning the shrimp, we headed out again later in the afternoon for lupper at Big Daddy's Grill located only a few minutes from Rainbow Plantation.
Big Daddy's has a whole range of sandwiches, burgers and seafood. We always make a point of getting to Big Daddy's before 4:00 to take advantage of their lunch specials. The specials include a beverage cost about $2 to $3 less than after 4:00. The specials are supposedly slightly smaller portions, but we always get plenty to eat.
Big Daddy's is located on the Fish River, and we usually like to eat out on the deck if it's not too cool or too windy. This time, it was cloudy, but it was nice and warm.
We both had Philly cheese steak sandwiches ($9.75 for lunch). Margery had onion rings for her side, and Paul had sweet potato fries. Everything was yummy!
With our bellies full, we headed back to the rig to relax for the evening.
On Saturday, we did our weekly cleaning chores in the morning, then ran some errands in the afternoon. We had planned to have some of the shrimp we got at Aquila Seafood on Friday for dinner on Saturday; but we liked the barbecue we had at LA BBQ when we first arrived in Alabama so much, we decided to have it one more time before we left the area. We both had pulled pork dinner plates with potato salad and cole slaw.
It has been threatening rain the whole time we have been in Lower Alabama, and we have had a few brief showers. The rain hit in earnest shortly after we got back from LA BBQ. Although our weather radio sounded alarms for a severe thunder storm warning and a tornado watch, we didn't think the storm looked all that bad on weather radar. Boy, were we wrong! It was the worst storm we have ever had to ride out in an RV. In spite of having 6 stabilizer jacks, our 5th wheel was rockin' an' rollin'. It was no wonder, because when we checked our weather station later, it had recorded a maximum wind gust of 64mph! Fortunately, we escaped with no damage. Unfortunately, some in the campground didn't fare as well. We know of at least one awning that was torn off and another motor home near us looked like it had roof damage because they had a tarp over part of the roof the next day.
During the storm, the power went out and stayed off for about 6 hours. Since there was no TV to watch, we went for a walk around Rainbow Plantation to check things out once the rain stopped and some of the puddles drained away. There was minor damage with twigs, leaves and small branches littered everywhere, but there was serious storm damage in the RV storage area at the western end of the campground. Several big pine trees had been snapped off like twigs, and a couple of RVs and cars being stored there for the summer were damaged.
We went to church on Sunday morning and did some of our pre-departure chores in the afternoon. For dinner, we had the shrimp we bought at Aquila Seafood sauteed in a little butter, white wine and Old Bay seasoning. We like to eat the shrimp dipped in melted butter. Yum!
On Monday morning, we headed out to our next destination. We'll tell you where that was in our next post.