Home Is Where We Park It:  Rainbow Plantation, Summerdale Alabama

Date:  May 10 2019

Travel Day

May 10th and it is time to move westward.  We’re not going far, maybe a couple of hours.  The reason for the move is simple, there are attractions in that area that we want to explore.

When we awoke this morning the skies were overcast but the rain of last night was gone.  Once again we split up, Barbara working to pack up the inside and I went and finished up outside.  We were in no big rush so we just sort of took our time and in due time we were done and ready to go.

On the road the first stop was for gas.  It appeared that getting into this station would be no problem but getting out and headed back in the right direction might be a bit interesting.  Funny though how these things have a way of working themselves out.  Just when I thought I would have to make a U-turn, I spotted a Best Western across the road with a huge parking lot with two entrances.  Across the road I went, in one driveway and out the other.  Oh so simple.

We were on Route 10 the majority of the way.  Traffic was light with no accidents or construction to slow us down.  Once off of Route 10 it was County roads the remainder of the way.  In just about two hours time we saw the sign that told us we were home.

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We stopped to register, receive our welcome packet, and discover our site number, #34.


Here is home for the next two weeks.


Our site is sand, level, with FHU and 50 amp.  Our windshield faces to the south and Gertrude has an unobstructed view of the southern sky.  There is a large shade tree off of the passengers side which will keep the sun off the refrigerator during the day.  If and when the sun comes back out!  We’re supposed to have rain for the next two days.  Even as I write this it is raining so hard you can’t see your hand in front of your face.  The only other really big problem so far as I can see is going to be keeping the sand out of Graybeard.  We’ve already gone and purchased a mat to put in front of the steps which should help.

There are a total of seventy five sites in the park with the majority of them empty at this time of year.


Those that are here appear to be permanent residents as evidenced by the porches added on, flower gardens, and the grass growing up between the wheels of the rigs.


This is home, then, for the next two weeks.  Saturday and Sunday we’ll hunker down, plan our sightseeing, write some blogs, and do the routine stuff that needs to be done.  We’ve all ready resolved one issue, that being really low water flow out of the kitchen faucet.  Once I took the head off of the new faucet I discovered that it was completely clogged.  What caused that I have no idea but I’ll have to keep an eye on it in the future.  Cleaned and put back together all is well in the kitchen once again.

That was our travel day on The Road of Retirement.  Good as they come.  Today, well just a wee bit wet, actually make that a whole lot wet.  We haven’t been in weather like this for a long time.  This is the tail end of that severe weather coming out of Texas.  I wish it would hurry up and get out of here.  Alas, they say two days of this icky stuff.  Such is life.

Thanks for traveling with us.  Have a good day and we’ll catch up with you in a bit.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road



  1. Rainy days in an RV can be nice. Relax and listen to the pitter patter of the drops. Glad you had an uneventful trip. I’m finally caught up. Have a good week at your new residence.


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