TOUR AMERICA, 2020: SUMMERDALE, ALABAMA, HEART OF DIXIE

Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

September 6, 2020

Temperature 95 Degrees

GUMBO!

Worship At Our Home Church In Colts Neck

You Know You’ve Been In One Place Too Long When. . . .

Odds and Ends Around the Park

Oh yes today was the day!  Ms Barbara finally made me Gumbo.  Now if you are not from the south you may not know what this is.  Gumbo defined is:  a soup popular in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and is the official state cuisine. Gumbo consists primarily of a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and three kinds of vegetables ― celery, bell peppers, and onions.  She made a shrimp and crab meat gumbo and oh boy was it ever delicious.  I had it for breakfast and again for supper.  Thankfully she made a huge pot of it so they’ll be more for me to feast on this coming week.  No complaints from me regardless of how often you serve it to me.

Today being Sunday

We began by joining in worship with our home congregation.

Pastor Debbi began the service with the call to worship.

Our first song.

Lynn and Maggie provided the special music this morning.

Pastor Scott’s message was from the Sermon on the Mount.  The passage in particular were Jesus exhorts us not to worry.

Scott encouraged us to plan and prepare but not to become overly concerned about what we can’t control in the future.  He reminded us that worry only robs us of the joy of life.

Jeremiah 29:11 puts it this way:   For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Or as we have often said:  We may not know what is around the next corner of life, but we do know who will be there to see us through.  That is the God of our faith.  Trust in Him and He will lead you, care for you, and sustain you in all ways.

This was our closing song.  Our church goes back to live worship next week but they have made a commitment to continue on-line worship for which we are extremely grateful.

As for the rest of the day.

Back here is a storage area for rigs of all shapes and sizes.  Come back in two months and I can almost guarantee you this area will be completely empty.  All the rigs will be out and on sites.

Down this way you’ll find deeded lots and permanent residents.

This is the activity center, closed of course due to COVID-19

The pool behind the center, it is open and often has a few people using in.

Question, how do you know when you’ve stayed too long in one spot?

Answer, when the grass begins to grow over your steps and up and under your front cap.

Another day done on The Road of Retirement.  It is going to be bitter sweet leaving here in a few days.  We’ve enjoyed our stay and really like the area.  We’ve grown comfortable during our time here.  But it is time to get a move on.  We are so looking forward to being back on the road.  New adventures await and we’re anxious to see what is around the next corner.

Thanks for stopping by today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments. Keep safe, keep healthy, enjoy the days that God gives you.

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!

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