2016 Back to the Pacific Northwest travel blog

Red Bay, AL - Red Bay Self Service RV Park - site...

Red Bay, AL - Red Bay Self Service RV Park - site...

Red Bay, AL - Red Bay Self Service RV Park - site...

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL - our route - 200 miles

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 1 - on I-40 headed west...

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 2 - now headed south on...

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 3 - entering Alabama

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 4 - almost immediately after getting...

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 5 - getting ready to cross...

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 6

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 7

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 8 - more of the TN...

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 9 - headed through the hilly...

Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL 10 - Yep, there went my...


Our trip from Nashville, TN to Red Bay, AL was 200 miles even and took about 3½ hours and was split about evenly between I-40/I-65 and then secondary roads in northwestern Alabama. It was an easy drive under clear skies for a change and we arrived in Red Bay about 1:00 p.m.

We are staying at the Red Bay Self-Service RV Park as we called them just as we left Nashville and they reserved the only site available for us. There are about 100 sites at the service center and another 50 sites in satellite RV parks (40 of these are new in the last four years) and they are all full. The snow birds are going south and stopping here on their way as well as the many like us that come through every year or so for various maintenance or upgrade items. This makes for a very busy time of the year in October and again in the Spring.

Thursday morning, we took the Mothership to the spa for a wash and wax and while she was there getting all spiffy, we journeyed into Russellville to visit Wal-Mart and pick up a few items. Got back about noon and the Mothership was sparkling. We just wish there was a way to keep her looking that way 24/7/365!!

Friday was her turn to visit the local diesel shop and get her annual maintenance. We also had a Safe-T Plus installed which will aid in controlling her in case of a blowout and as a side benefit make it easier to drive in heavy cross winds.

We spent the weekend watching football and really enjoyed the Gators winning another Florida/Georgia game. We have a very rough schedule left but will see how it turns out.

Tomorrow, we have a 7:00 a.m. appointment (see prior year trip's Red Bay stops to get a briefing on Red Bay time) to get a few items repaired on the Mothership and will then head to Montgomery for the night unless we are too late getting out of the shop which will delay our departure until Tuesday.

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