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6/13/18

Location Assistance Requested

Adventure Location: Decatur Alabama
Adventure Date:6/13/2018
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It started innocently but the OFM imagination took it onward at light speed or faster. The Boondork had mentioned south Alabama as a place to spend some time. The OFM knew a little bit about the area from several years in the past.

Fast forward a couple of hours worth of the OFM brain whizzing with thoughts. The Teams are Escapees members of nearly 22 years. The Escapees campground at Summerdale, Al has been our home once for a couple of weeks. So the OFM started digging through the Internet to check out things down that way. Records for temperatures were checked and it is a couple of degrees cooler in the winter than Corpus Christi Tx. That is well inside our tolerance.

Next we checked for golf. Good grief lots of golf in the area.  Ok now how about shore fishing.  A major nice pier on the surf in the Gulf and another pier at Fairhope in Mobile Bay. Then we were able to determine there is a nice amount of shore fishing on the bays. Maybe even some kayak fishing! A lot of things have changed in the last few years.

OK so far so good. What we are asking for is personal experience information in the area including including the other side of Mobile Bay from September until April. Good, Bad, and whatever you wish to help with would be appreciated. We have not really explored that area very much so we think a few months there might work out pretty nice.

You can email the OFM directly at texnomad@hotmail.com or you can leave a comment. We are very willing to dig into Internet sites that you might recommend.

Of course we are REALLY interested in places where we can take great pictures to post while trying to have tooooo much fun.

10 comments:

  1. Summerdale area is very nice and a popular winter destination, we have spent quite a few weeks in that are and enjoyed it. On our way heading west. Would be a nice change from Rock Port, we are hoping to check back those areas again this coming winter.

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  2. An interesting topic, we've looked closely at Pensacola a time or two & Pensacola is in the neighborhood of the area you're talking about.
    What put me off was the cold spells in the winter but thinking about the one winter I spent in Rockport, well I don't recall wearing shorts & flip-flops down there that winter!
    Looking forward to the comments on this one!

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    1. Rockport has about four weeks of long pants weather each year. Sometimes even a wind breaker is needed.

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  3. Here's some pier fishing in south Alabama, but it is in the spring of the year.
    http://gozatravels.blogspot.com/2016/03/alabama-battleships-beaches-and-forts_23.html

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    1. Thank you and I had even left a comment before!

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  4. Summerdale Post Master will tell you the first time you pick up your mail there that if you are going to get mail for more than 30 days you MUST rent a PO box. Fortunately there are several other towns in the vicinity where you can get mail if you prefer to spread it around.

    Do go eat at Big Daddy’s Grill near Fairhope and read all the amusing signs. Good food and plenty of it.

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  5. Since we lived in Pensacola for many years I thought I would tell you about the weather in that area during the winter. You may find it a bit colder than Rockport but it used to vary a lot. We had some days in the 30s and 40s with occasional brief snow, and others in the 60s and 70s mostly during December and January. We think October/November are the nicest months to be there as there is little rain. Spring can be nice but then you have more chances of thunderstorms that can be pretty intense.
    Summerdale, Foley and Gulf Shores are nice places that you would probably like visiting, given the golf and fishing opportunities. Have fun researching!

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    1. Thank you for your very valuable input. I was hoping you would chime in.

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  6. My Mom owed an acre of beachfront in Destin Florida when I was a kid. I loved it there. But then I was a kid. She sold it when I was a teen and now I so wish I owed it. It gets cold during fronts, but it was so nice most of Winter. It would be a lot less driving from Winter to Summer for you. How is Huntsville for Summer?

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    1. Huntsville is Al HOT from late June to early September.

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