Daily Archives: October 4, 2018

Jan and I Got Ours . . .

Did you get yours?

Since we had hitched up and prepped everything last night, all I had to do this morning was to disconnect shore power and put the key in the truck ignition and unlock the steering wheel before we pulled out of our site at Poche’s RV Park about 8:30 am and were on our way.

Poche's Sunset

One of our favorite parks.

I was dreading the usual mess going through Baton Rouge, but it turned out to be relatively painless, at least as far as Baton Rouge goes. The only real slowdown was coming up the hill and through the I-10/I-110 interchange, and that was mostly because drivers tried to jump ahead in the right lane, only to find that the right lane was an Exit Only and then they had to slow things down by trying to get back over.

If everyone just got in the left lane and stayed there, it would move a lot faster.

With all the rig windows open and the fans going, it was really comfortable.

We pulled into the Escapees’ Rainbow Plantation in Summerdale, AL about 2:30, and got parked and set up.

Escapees Summerdale Site 38

The sites are wide, and the back in was smooth and easy. It’s our first time to stay here, though we have visited friends here before. But it will probably be our main stop here in this area from now on.

About 3:30 we drove down to Foley to have a late lunch at one of our favorites, Lambert’s Throwed Rolls. We’ve eaten here multiple times since this one opened in 1996. And in the last few years we’ve manage to eat at the other two, the one in Ozark, MO in 2008 while we were staying in Branson, and the one in Sikeston, MO in 2012 on our way up to Celina, OH for one of our friend Nick Russell’s late, lamented Gypsy Rally’s.

Jan and I both had the Hamburger Steak, smothered in gravy with onions, mushrooms, and peppers. I got mine with Turnip Greens and Green Beans, while Jan got hers with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

And of course, the Pass-Arounds. Fried Okra, Black-Eyed Peas, Potatoes and Onions, Macaroni and Tomatoes, and Sorghum and Apple Butter for the rolls.

Ah, Yes. The Rolls. Hot, soft, and the size of a softball, arcing overhead through the banners and pennants hanging from the rafters. But not always dodging everything.

The first one that came my way from the other side of the dining room ricocheted off a hanging light fixture and disappeared into the crowd. But I got with next two with no problems.

Well, except for the fact that they were so hot and fresh that they were almost too hot to hold.

And as usual, between the large portions and the Pass-Arounds . . . and the rolls, of course, we took half our meal home with us.

Really delicious, as usual.

And in case you’re wondering why no photos of all the delicious food, I managed to forget my phone when we left the rig, so just use your imagination and discuss among yourselves.

Yesterday, at 1:18 CDT Jan and I got a phone call from the President. Did you get yours?

Yesterday was the fourth nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, and the first one that included cellphones. But not all cellphone providers are participating yet, so you may not have gotten one.

Maybe next time.

Thought for the Day: 

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.


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