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Nov 6, 2019 - Anniston, AL

This campground is now the Gander RV Park, and was formerly the Camping World RV Park. My impression is that Camping World has worn out it's name and it is now associated with bad service and high prices. Camping World bought the Gander Mountain brand and all of it's stores thinking they would make a good team, but now it appears that Gander has become a good escape hatch for the Camping World outlets that management salvages from the apparently inevitable bankruptcy of the company. This is a good one-night stop. No frills, conveniently...

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Apr 12, 2019 - Anniston, AL

We had a difficult time traveling from Corinth, since I-20 through Birmingham is CLOSED for road and bridge repair! It took longer but we went around the city the long way. Big city, lots of traffic! After we got away from Birmingham everything was pretty routine.

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Dec 5, 2018 - Anniston, AL

Anniston Alabama is a typical campground near the interstate. Fortunately we are on the far side of the park farthest from the highway where it is quietest. This RV park is owned and operated by the Camping World/Good Sam corporation. Everything seems like any other park except there is a Camping World store next door. I will do some shopping on our day off. Camping World has a reputation for being overpriced, and I always check their prices on the internet against other vendors especially Amazon Prime. Walking around the store reminded me...

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Jun 8, 2018 - Freedom Riders

Today, we moved on to Alabama. Wow, is this state full of winding mountain roads but they are beautiful. We visited Anniston, which is the site of the Freedom Riders National Monument (National Park Site 350 for us). The true monument will be completed next year. They had a wonderful interim display at the actual Greyhound Bus Terminal where the events of this famous bus ride took place on May 14, 1961. A bus carrying black and white Civil Rights Activists known as "Freedom Riders" was attacked by a mob of whites who were protesting...

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Jun 15, 2017 - June 15, 2017 – Guntersville, Albertville, Attalla, Gadsden, Ashville, Ohatchee, Anniston and Oxford, Alabama

June 15, 2017 – Guntersville, Albertville, Attalla, Gadsden, Ashville, Ohatchee, Anniston and Oxford, Alabama The 2 churches in Guntersville which are on the Hallelujah Trail are interesting ones. The 1st Methodist Church was organized in 1822 with 33 Cherokee Native Americans who were ministered to by a circuit rider. The 1st building was built in 1869 on the present site and was the home of the 1st organized religious group in the area. The 1st Presbyterian Church is a descendant of the Cherokee Mission School. The architecture is...

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Nov 1, 2015 - Starting West

From Camping World-Good Sam's Campground of Oxford-Talladega Anniston, Al We finally got on the road this morning. We originally thought we'd leave on Thursday but decided to stay until Saturday. Saturday was such a beautiful day that we decided one more day woudn't hurt. We just love this area in SC and enjoyed our time with Melissa. It rained most of the day today and we saw a really bad accident south of Atlanta. We wanted to come through Atlanta over the weekend because there would be less traffic. However, the Falcon's had a home...

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May 9, 2015 - Anniston, Alabama

We like our RV Park. We consider staying an extra day. We could get out on the water. The only problem is the heat. It is May and we are in the south. We get a late start but we head north. The roads in Alabama are good. In less than two hours, we are at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. I get a stamp and we watch the twenty minute video. History: On March 27, 1814, 3,300 Tennessee militia, U.S. Regulars and allied warriors under Andrew Jackson’s command defeated 1,000 Red Sticks led by Chief Menawa. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend ended...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Anniston, AL

17Jul13 - We will spend the night at the Oxford/Talladega Dandy RV KOA this evening. We arrived around 2PM setup and enjoyed a BLT with the "home grown tomatoes" from Jerry Brown's garden in Red Bay. Best tomatoes we have had in a couple years!

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Nov 12, 2010 - Jacksonville State vs. Southeastern Missouri State

Our last JSU home game. What a fantastic weekend. The weather was perfect and Jo Ann put on a big tailgate party for Raymond's fraternity, the Jacksonville Police, JSU Police and Jacksonville fire departments. Raymond's friend Manny's dad Raymond works for a Budweiser distributor. We had plenty of beer and memrobilia. JSU lost its first game of the season the prior week but won its last home game over Southeastern Missouri State. It has been a lot of fun this year visting Jacksonville regularly.

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Oct 22, 2010 - Jacksonville State Homecoming

Jo Ann and Elizabeth did the Susan Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer this weekend. I dropped them off Friday morning at Lake Lanier Islands at 7 AM and beat a path back home to take my son-in-law to Jacksonville for the homecoming weekend festivities. The weather was perfect, the camping was as good as usual and with no women to watch us, we avoided debilitating hangovers. Jacksonville won its game with Austin Peay State University of Chattanooga, TN stretching their no-loss season to 8 & 0. On the way home, Brett (my son-in-law) got his...

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Oct 15, 2010 - Jacksonville State University

Chamber of commerce weather - A gorgeous weekend at a beautiful college. Jacksonville State played Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon and won 24 to 0. The gamecocks are undefeated through seven games so far this season and off to the best start in their history. With three wins at the end of last season,JSU has now won ten consecutive games. Next weekend is homecoming and the opponent is Austin Peay State University whose record is 4 and 2. The daytime temperatures have been in the mid 70s and the nightime temperatures in the mid 40s....

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Oct 1, 2010 - Jacksonville, AL

I left Birmingham on Saturday, October 25. My son made arrangements for me to leave the 'Mobile Command Center' in Jacksonville, AL, his town of residence. Raymond and Lane got married a year ago after graduating from Jacksonville State University and decided to stay in town and pursue graduate studies. Jacksonville is a delightful city and the university is small enough that students don't get lost and large enough at ~ 9,500 students to offer most of the programs, services and benefits that a larger university would have. JSU just...

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