Thursday, April 23, 2015

All Aboard! (Summerdale, AL)

Since moving to Summerdale, our weather has been rain and more rain with flash flood warnings.  We spent most of the time around the campground.  Our entertainment has been taking walks around the park between the gully washers and of course, getting the cats out for short periods of time.
Squirrel going for a walk
Dusty has decided it isn't so bad to sit outside while it is drizzling.  I, on the other hand, don't enjoy the smell of wet fur when he comes inside.  We argued that if he goes outside, he is going to get dried off and cleaned before he is allowed to come back in.  He does a lot of protesting, but doesn't fight me too much.
Dusty - a lot of fur to argue with!
Being stuck indoors has worked out well for me.  As you can see below, I have been very productive!  All the mug rugs are ready for quilting and embellishments.  I think this is the most I have done in such a short time.
The sun finally came out earlier this week and we started to do some exploring of the area.  We did quite a bit of shopping at the Tanger Outlets Store in Foley, had a delicious veggie pizza at Mellow Mushroom restaurant, and strolled through the Foley Centennial Plaza Park.  The best part of our exploring the area was stumbling across the Foley Railroad Museum located at the city park.
I was expecting to see miniature trains displayed on shelves.  What a surprise to be see this lively little town instead!  Everyone seemed to be enchanted by the details.  Young and old.  Even a couple of teenage girls with multi-colored hair were taking photos of the train display.
They had a miniature kiddies' train going around in the park.
There was a colorful Mel's Drive-in
The carnival was in town and the Ferris wheel was going round and round.
Behind the carnival, the drive-in was showing one of  Lucy Ball's shows on the big screen.
There was a fire at the Fire Works building.  Oh, I was told not to take too close of a shot because the couple being rescued had no clothes on.  Something about being in the shower when the fire started....uh huh.
As we were getting ready to leave, I saw this guy up a tree.  That bear looks very hungry!
Last but certainly not least - there was even a hobo's camp with a fugitive still wearing his prison stripes.  So much detail!
Next stop, Eglin AFB in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.  We were stationed there in the late 80s, so it will be nice to see how it has changed.  I'm looking forward to walking on the Gulf's white sands and breathing in the salty air.
Foley Centennial Plaza Park 
 Happy Quilting!


  1. Those miniatures are so lovely! My daughter says she would love to own something like that. The details are amazing, and this display in the form of a town is perfect.

  2. Hi Eugenie, Sounds like the beginnings of a new hobby for your daughter!


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