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Rayford Crossing RV Resort

Shake, rattle, and roll. That would characterize a fair section of our 11-hour drive yesterday. To be fair, most of the drive from Heritage Motor Coach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama to Rayford Crossing RV Resort was fine. Good roads and pleasant driving conditions.

There were sections of I-10, particularly in Louisiana and at the border into Texas, that were remarkably bad.

We did make it safely to our site at Rayford Crossing. Traffic in Houston, late in the day Saturday, was heavy and the last 30 minutes or so of a very long day behind the wheel, proved a bit challenging.

I was very happy to get our coach up on the jacks, despite the somewhat uneven concrete pad.

Rayford Crossing is a nice place to park for a couple of nights. Clean, quiet yet very much in the middle of a large, busy urban environment.

Rest and recovery day. Tomorrow’s drive is a bit shorter, only 4 hours behind the wheel.

Here is a video of our drive from Heritage Motor Coach Resort. The video ends before we made Houston because, well, you will see why towards the latter part of the video.

Heritage Motor Coach Resort

We are now in Alabama. Three days of driving and we have at last cleared the state of Florida. We are staying at the Heritage Motor Coach Resort in Orange Beach. We will be here for two days, giving us a bit of a break as we make our way west to California.

Heritage is a surprisingly small but beautiful Class A resort.

The clubhouse is on two floors, overlooking the water.

Coming into the resort, you will see this one street with the clubhouse at the end.

The road continues along a sharp u-turn and comes out the opposite end. One way in. One way out. The road is not much longer than a quarter mile. 79 sites.

The sites are on the narrow side, roughly 40 feet across. Fairly deep. Well appointed. Each site has its own coach house.

The middle row, the heart of the resort, has sites with a common walking path in the middle. I suspect that it would be a very loud part of the resort in season as the sites in this section are connected to each other by this walking path.

One shot of the walking path from the bottom of the U-shaped road.

Another shot from within the walking path.

There is a marina attached to the resort and the views from this part of the park are stunning.

An American flag proudly overlooks the beachfront.

Here is our coach, nestled into site 28. Tight spot, just not as tight as Carrabelle Beach RV Resort.

A short video showing our departure from Carrabelle Beach RV Resort and our arrival into Heritage Motor Coach Resort.

Rest day today. Another driving day tomorrow. Long driving day, ten to twelve hours.