It had been 10 years since we had stayed at Bella Terra. Wow how time flies, seems like just yesterday! Check in went smoothly and we were led to our site #444 by staff. This huge site with lots of privacy would be our home base for a week.
The next day, Friday, we went to Kittie’s Kafe in Foley. Oh, oh, silly us, we totally forgot that it was spring break so of course it was really crowded! Luckily we only had to wait about 20 minutes. I had a one egg crab cake benedict ($11.99) which was delicious while Rob had the corned beef hash ($12.99). Surprised when our waiter asked if he wanted eggs with it. Huh? He did – it was an extra $3 charge.
Knowing how crowded everyplace was going to be and that the traffic would be nuts, we decided to stay home to clean the coach inside and out over the weekend.
On Tuesday, we went to Brick & Spoon where I had the Shrimp & Grits ($18) and Rob had the Bama Chick ($13, biscuit, sausage gravy, fried chicken, 2 sunny side eggs with spicy honey). Excellent!
After breakfast we took a ride down to Heritage, Bear Point, then along the coast, stopping at Perdido where we watched the boats for a bit. Sure was a beautiful day!
On Wednesday, March 30, our journey to visit our favorite restaurants continued. This time our destination was in Fairhope where we had lunch at Panini Pete’s. Because of the very windy and humid weather, we ended up sitting in the solarium instead of outside in the courtyard. Rob had the Beer Cheese Burger and I had my usual Turkey Panini which didn’t seem as good as usual.
After lunch we went down to the pier and took a short walk but it was too windy to really enjoy it.
There was still a lot of evidence of damage caused by Hurricane Sally which hit the area in 2020.
From there, off to our favorite fish monger – Billie’s Seafood in Bon Secour where we bought 2 pounds of Royal Red Shrimp. Yummy!
Severe storms were once again in the forecast except this time they would arrive in our area after 11 p.m. Severe t-storms, lightning, possible hail, torrential downpours were all in the forecast. Around 10:30 p.m. we brought in the driver side slides and Rob disconnected the electric. We then sat glued to the TV watching the local weather. Decided if there was a tornado warning, we would hunker down in the bedroom, pulling the mattress over us for protection rather than go to either the bath house or the club house, both of which had a lot of windows. Think about 27 tornadoes hit AL but fortunately none near us.
On Thursday, we left Bella Terra, heading to Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve Campground in Atmore, AL.