• 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

  • Capital City RV Park, Montgomery, Ala.

    Feeling beat-up after our time at W. W. Williams’ Camp Parking Lot, we made a quick run up U.S. 231 about halfway to Wetumpka to Capital City RV Park.

    The park has 88 FHU pull-through sites each with a gravel pad, a concrete patio, one tree and one bush. At our site, number 26, connections were correct.  It’s pet-friendly, with all of seven doggie-walk areas, and inside the office building there’s a big-screen TV, lots of seating, laundromat and restroom/showers. The facilites, indeed the entire park, is immaculate. A nice plus is free WIFI; a repeater might be necessary to make it work ok.

    It’s sort of a parking lot with sites, which is fairly unadvoidable, but the trees, bushes and tiny yards really break it up so it’s not just a parking lot.

    It’s a nice park to stop in while traveling or to stay a week or so while visiting the Montgomery area. We’ll return if passing through the area.

    4655 Old Wetumpka Hwy.

    Montgomery, AL 36110

    334-271-8063  877-271-8026


  • Mr. Z’s RV Park, Gilbert, SC

    We intentionally passed through Batesburg-Leesville on US-178 but quickly discovered that the choices of campgrounds was very slim. Southeast of town there’s a nudist park outside of Pelion which would be fine except that it’s too cold now in late March to run around nekkid and there’s no point to paying double the price if we couldn’t. Then there’s a church camp but us sinners probably wouldn’t be welcome and there’s a CG around a pond but when we rode by it looked like the Clampetts met the Duck Dunderheads.



    Up way northeast of town there’s a place the purports to be a Barnyard in a flea market and way up northwest there’s lots of CGs around Lake Murray but that’s all way off track.

    So on a guess and a spy-eye from Google Earth we chose Mr. Z’s RV Park, which is about two-thirds of the way from Leesville to Lexington. The fact that it’s a PA park doens’t hurt.

    It turned out to be a good choice. The owners live in  a house out by the highway and their big back yard is a 12-site FHU CG. There’s plenty of room for big and wide rigs, enough pine trees to give some shade but not interfere too much with satellite TV, a nice little laundry and a pool. The free wifi actually works most of the time. No showerhouse, though, so you’ll have to be self-contained.

    Mr. Z’s RV Park
    3343 Augusta Hwy
    Gilbert, SC 29054
    (803) 206-8928