Summerdale, AL to Berlin, OH

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Summerdale, AL to Berlin, OH

Berlin, OH – Events of Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1, 2015

We got up on Monday morning, packed up the 5th wheel, pulled out of Rainbow Plantation and began a journey north toward Berlin, OH. We like Berlin, not only because it is located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, but also because it is located about two hours west of where Lora, J. Michael and Lydia live near Pittsburgh. We are heading north a little earlier than we normally do because we have several family activities scheduled with Lora, J. Michael and Lydia in May.

We broke the journey to Ohio down into 4 legs with drives of a little over 4 hours per leg. Our first overnight stop was at Birmingham South RV Park in Pelham, AL. Birmingham South has gravel roads, and the sites have gravel pads. There are 40 or 50 full-hookup sites, some with 30-amp electric and some with 30/50 amps. The site spacing is fairly generous for a private campground. We got a pull-through that was relatively level; and, although many of the pull-throughs are a little short, we also got one that was long enough that we could leave the 5th wheel hitched up.

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Our site at Birmingham South RV Park

Our site also had a good view of the southern sky for our satellite dish, but most of the sites have at least some trees.

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Sites with some shade

There were also some heavily shaded sites, but most of those looked to be occupied by seasonals.

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Seasonals on the heavily shaded sites

Birmingham South has free Wi-fi that was fairly fast in the morning, but which bogged down a bit in the late afternoon. Fortunately, there is a good Verizon 4G signal so we could use that when the Wi-fi slowed down. There was some traffic noise from the 4-lane highway that is close to the campground. The traffic on that road diminishes at night so you can then hear the somewhat more-distant whine of the interst…