Branson vacation

Branson vacation
Branson Vacation

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Town Creek COE - quick stop and on to Gulf SP in Gulf Shores, AL

I picked a COE park from my RV Trip Wizard site and it got good reviews but there had been some heavy truck traffic a few weeks ago due to some construction of a Yokohama plant near West Point, MS. So the road to the campground was washboard sand road that you had to take very slowly and with much jarring.

This went on for 2 miles - not fun
 
We did score a FHU site
 

Took a walk and saw the TN Tombigbee Waterway

 
 
We were planning on staying 2 nights but once we got there and with the road and not much to do around the area we decided to call Gulf SP and see if we could get in a day early. YES WE CAN - they said so I paid for one night(with the Senior Pass for the National Parks), it was only $11 dollars. The Army COE accepts the pass and you get 50% off. Pays to get old(over 62 at least). So we got up early the next morning and headed further south. It was a long day of driving but worth it.
 
We got a nice pull through site on the canal road #491. We originally were going to take #481 but they gave us a few options and said "if you like one of the others, take it and let us know". So we changed. This park is incredible. It's huge but you don't feel like you're on top of your neighbor. The bike trails are awesome and I'll give you more on that later. Today we did some laundry, went to Lowe's to find some parts I need to fix our kitchen light. With all the swinging and swaying going down the road the light fixture attachment at the ceiling broke and the light was hanging by the wires. DIY fix coming up. I hope. I'll let you know how it turns out. Very frustrating how poor the material and design is for these components.
 
Site #491

Road to our site

View from the awning

Different perspective
 
 
After the Lowe's run, we headed to the beach and had some seafood at Sea N Suds. We had some gulf shrimp and a salad. The food was good but the atmosphere was the best over looking the beach. 



 
 
 
After lunch we went to Wal Mart and stocked up for the week. However I know we'll be eating out so we didn't get too much.
 
After we got home we needed to get some laundry done. The park has a very nice laundry and decently priced. While the clothes washed and dried we went over by the canal for some great scenery. 
 
 
Our first full day has been a success and we're looking forward to more adventures this week and going forward. Tomorrow we hit the beach. Some real relaxation. I really like this RV thing. Stay tuned.
 
PS - Had to catch up on my posts with the poor internet the last few days and moving a lot. I hope it wasn't too much for one day. Thanks for following along.  





2 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful park. I'm sure going to miss the Gulf Coast this winter, safe travels westward.

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