Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Escapees Rainbow Plantation, Sumerdale, Alabama

August 21, 2020

Temperature 86 Degrees

As If We Didn’t Have Enough To Worry About

An interesting week so far.  The continuing issue is, of course, the COVID-19 virus and keeping healthy during the crisis.

Then WordPress went and changed how one can post a blog.   I have a deuce of a time both changing colors in different sections and adding pictures is no long a simple process.  As I said before it is a real pain in the neck now.

In addition since we’ve been here before we’ve been to all the main attractions in the area.  Besides which, we can’t go back and visit them if we wanted to since they are now closed.

Now comes the most interesting issue of all.  A possible hurricane.  This raises the question:  Do we run for cover now or wait until we have more information?  If we decide to run for cover the next question is:  Where do we go?  The obvious answer seems to be Go East, My Friend, Go East.

Our decision as of now is to Hold Tight Until We Have Better Information.  Of course that means counting on the Weather Service to get the forecast right.  That, quite frankly, is not something I put much faith in.  Time will tell what we do.

Enough of that.  It will be what it will be.  Now for some pictures from our visit to this area in 2019.

The Battleship Alabama.  The tour of this gave us quite a workout.

Climbing up and down decks, crawling into gun turrets.  I was left wondering how long it took for those aboard to get to know their way around.  More than once I got hopelessly lost.

The USS Drum

The forward torpedo room.

Tight quarters from one end to the other.  I mean, I even had problems swinging through the compartment doors between each section.  I don’t believe living here for several months under water would be my cup of tea.

OK, for now that is it for us on The Road of Retirement.  We’re safe as of this moment in time.  We have an emergency exit plan if we need one.  Hopefully, it will not come to that.

Thanks for stopping by today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments. We’ll keep you posted as much as we can over the next several days.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  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 never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. I am not even sure I would want to tour that submarine. Dan is 6’8″, so I doubt he would either! Sounds interesting though. Stay safe. I will say a prayer for all those in the path of the hurricanes. Take care.


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