Another of our camping clubs, Resorts of Distinction (ROD) has a campground in Langston, Alabama just about halfway between Huntsville and Birmingham, so this was our next stop. We arrived on Wednesday, August 12, and planned to stay two weeks. The campground has been voted the best in Huntsville, and it is, indeed, a great place to spend two weeks. All the campsites have a view of Lake Guntersville, and this is one of the friendliest parks we’ve been to. Dozens of people of have stopped to chat, one has brought us home grown tomatoes, and another gave us five pounds of chicken tenders. You just can’t beat the hospitality of the South.
There are some low mountains here along the lake making it a great place to ride. It’s been rainy here, too, but the sun finally came out, so we hopped on the bikes and rode to the Little River Canyon National Preserve outside Fort Payne. There is a pretty waterfall there and a scenic route along the canyon and we had a relaxing day riding and seeing the beauty that can be found in northern Alabama. Don played golf once and we spent a couple of afternoons relaxing in the pool.
We are only about 200 miles from home, and it’s hard being this close. We’ve talked to Kayla on the phone a lot these last couple of weeks, and it’s hard for her to understand why, when we are just one state away, that we can’t come to see her. She has a map of the country where she marks all the places we’ve been, so she sees how close we are to where she lives. She’s marking the days off on her calendar and calls every evening to tell us the number of days until she sees us. Ahhhh...the special love of a grandchild! Hmmm…we may have to leave here early.