• Myers Landing CG, Lowry, Lake Arthur, La.

    Myers Landing, Lowry, La. – There’s zydeco to the right of me, zydeco to the left of me, big diesels in front and little diesels out back. We have found Cajun country. Actually we’re as south in Cajun country as we can go without a pirogue. Or an oil barge.

    Myers landing is simply a boat ramp, store and campground…until the weekend. Mom just went out to meet the neighbors and reports that the guy next door said “We got a Florida cracker here!”

    The big diesels are the tows going down the Mermentau River; the little diesels are the myriad pickup trucks that belong to the duck hunters and river shrimpers.

    The campground, amorphous as it may be, has absolutely filled up. People stand around fires in their camo woolies denying that they’re freezing.

    This is, friends, the heart of Cajun country. It’s not what the Travel Channel or the Food Network or Discovery says. It just is.

    169 Myers Landing Rd
    (337) 774-2338
    Email: jellybeangbm@aol.com

  • 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

  • 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

    www.capitalcityrvpark.net