Friday, July 11, 2014

Wilderness RV Park, Robertsdale, Alabama

When the kids & I arrived from Utah, our first "home" was Wilderness RV Park.  The owner was nice, & he didn't charge the offensive "kid tax."  The pool was the highlight of our stay here, for sure.  Not only was it useful for keeping the kids happy, I even taught Genna how to swim!!  Yay!! (And thank you, Miss Jayne, for faithfully teaching our big girls to swim...your methods of instruction do indeed work!)

What a huge change of pace from our time in suburbia!  The kids & I were unprepared really for how far away we were from town.  It seems that this area is a good place to go when you just want to get away from it all and mostly just disappear. I can't say that the other camper/residents at the campground were very welcoming or friendly. Many avoided eye contact & ignored our presence while others would be friendly once & then never was a bit strange, honestly. There were other kids in the campground, but they didn't really want anything to do with our kids. But...there was a pool which helped wear the kids out & cooled us off on hot, humid summer days.

Fun at the Railroad Museum in Foley
Besides the pool, the kids & I took advantage of the free attractions in Foley.  Jake was enchanted with the trains at the Railroad Museum.   The older kids especially enjoyed the Holmes Medical Museum, housed in south Baldwin County's first hospital.   It has quite the interesting array of instruments of torture, I mean medicine. ;)  We also scored a couple interesting books at the used bookstore at the corner.  Who knew How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less would make such an interesting read-aloud for school??

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Derailed Diner which was at our exit off of I-10. It's definitely worth the stop for the interest factor.

We don't have photos of the RV park. These are from a park in Robertsdale where we stopped after church.
It was a warm and sticky Gulf coast day
This is a really good book for teaching effective communication

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