• Bay Breeze RV on the Bay, Gulf Shores, Ala.

    Bay Breeze RV on the Bay is one of only two RV parks right on the eastern shore of south Mobile Bay and the view is wonderful.

    Pull up  a chair and set a spell.

    Pull up a chair and set a spell.

    Most of the FHU sites have a least a view of the bay and two are waterfront and all have a concrete patio and a picnic table.There’s plenty of shade but that means your satellite tv may not work; our portable dish worked more-or-less at the very corner of site 11. Also available is a bathhouse and laundry room and free wi-fi that works well.

      The Barge is snugged into campsite 11, one of two waterfront campsites.

    The Barge is snugged into campsite 11, one of two waterfront campsites.

    Bay Breeze is a small park with only 25 sites.

    Bay Breeze is a small park with only 25 sites.

    Everyone was very friendly and spotters spring into action the help campers get into or out of the back-in sites.

    Payment is by cash or check, and no refunds are given for cancellation; a credit is given.

    Mom takes a little break from being lazy.

    Mom takes a little break from being lazy.

    The end of a perfect day.

    The end of a perfect day.

    Bay Breeze is about six and a half miles down West Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180). Look for the sign and the flags.

    1901 Bay Breeze Parkway
    Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
    (251) 540-2362
    baybreeze@gulftel.com

  • Beat it!

    We got a new super-spiffy foldable bike rack to fit the bikes we don’t yet have. One problem; it has a rise that hangs up on our bumper.

    Problem solver that I am, I ordered up a receiver extension from Amazon. Unfortunately the raised end hangs up on our bumper.

    Today I went to two Walmarts, a Home Depot, a Lowe’s, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts, Ace Hardware, a truck accessories shop and an RV shop. No longer extension to be had.

    Since the rental car was due back an hour ago I had to give up.

    But I don’t give up for long! A bit of judicious prying and tugging and percussion adjustment and Bob’s yer Uncle it was in. I somehow didn’t crack the 21-year-old fiberglass bumper ¬†and if we ever want to get it out we’ll have to chain it to a tree and drive away, but the bike rack is INSTALLED thank you very much.

     

  • Blowin’ like a whore at a Legion convention!

    Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Bon Secour Bay – We had an “anomalous cold front” come through last night, so the weather-guessers say. In mid-October, they report 17 tornados and a bunch of wind damage in the Southeast. That’s definitely anomalous.

    Here we had no excitement other than five billion acorns blowing on our roof half the night.

    We’re about five miles west of downtown Gulf Shores on Bon Secour Bay; I can see Mobile Bay channel markers in the distance and we’re watching tows on the ICW. I guess because of those years on Apalachee Bay 100 miles to the east I feel right at home.

    Which brings us to our topic. When a front ¬†comes through the wind blows. The title of this post is aptly descriptive. I’ve learned another descriptive phrase from somewhere or other that doesn’t really make any sense, but it’s “Blowin’ like seven barrels of whale shit!”

    It does succintly get the point across.