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Apr 16, 2013 - Arrived at Gadsden, Alabama.
Well here we are in Noccalua Falls Campground, Gadsden, Alabama, a campground owned and operated by the City of Gadsden. It's a beautiful rustic campground right in the middle of the city. Legend tells us that Noccalula was an Indian Princess who was promised to the son of the Chief of a rival tribe. Of course she was in love with another brave and to make a long story short she flung herself from the top of the falls to her death. Hi all Y'all !!To go to the website just click this link. Rita & I..........and the guy who actually held...Jump to full entry
Sep 18, 2012 - Take Me Home, Country Roads
Don't expect to get good gas mileage driving through the mountains of West Virginia - do expect fabulous vistas. It rained all morning - some of the views of fog hanging over the mountains were spectacular. Wish I could have stopped for picture taking. The road I was on went through Virginia for a minute and a half, Georgia for a minute - it was a riot. I was able to get to Knoxville in time to meet Kate for lunch. It was great to see her again even if it was only for an hour or so. I continued south , the weather cleared , and, with...Jump to full entry
Apr 14, 2012 - Noccalula Falls, Gadsden, Alabama.
Hi Y'all ! Well here we are at one of our favourite little campgrounds (tomorrow I'll be saying the same) Noccalula Falls Campground, Gadsden, Alabama. We left Picayune, Mississippi this morning as the sun was getting his lazy bones out of bed and again had a wonderful day of driving. We set up, then rested up, then explored the Falls. Noccalula was an Indian maiden who was promised to an opposing Indian tribe's Deputy Chief to install peace between the tribes. She was opposed to the marriage and in protest threw herselendeth the falls....Jump to full entry
Nov 14, 2011 - Noccalula Falls Campground, Gadsden, Alabama.
Hi Y'all... We're here and settled in for the night. It's 2:30 pm and Rita was planning on having a good afternoon nap....but....they're outside blowing leaves off the sites. Maybe when they get far enough away she'll try. The outside temp is 19.6 deg C (67.2 F) and I'm not used to it plus the humidity must be close to 100%. Need a shower bad. Come on water heater warm up , I need a shower. Not much really to report to you except the driving was great today warm temps and an overcast sky keeping those sun rays from heating up the...Jump to full entry
We left Wytheville, VA, and headed for TN. We stopped at the welcome center in order to get information about Civil War sites around Knoxville, TN. I had spots picked out but I lost my tour book somewhere back at Washington and Lee University. I think I may have placed the bag it was in on the ground of the parking lot while I was loading the car and left it sitting there. By the time I noticed It was missing we were miles down the road. I called Lee’s Chapel and asked them to look for it. They did but it was long gone. I can get another...Jump to full entry
Nov 7, 2010 - Gadsden, AL
Stopped in Gadsden, AL on our way to Pigeon Forge, TN. Last stop before we come home next week on the 15th. We bypassed Montgomery and Birmingham so we didn't get any pictures of either city. However, the campground where we're spending the night is very nice. It's on the river and the campground is not very crowded so it's a very pleasant atmosphere. They're getting ready for Christmas so in the picture of the campground office, you'll see an archway that says Merry Christmas. To the left is a huge tree they have ready to light up for...Jump to full entry
Nov 4, 2010 - Leaving Tennessee
From Noccalula Falls Campground – Gadsden, AL Sorry for the almost a week between journal posts…….but after we did the full day of historic homes in Knoxville, we just bummed out and really laid low for several days. Of course, there is always those “chores” that do not escape you just because you no longer have your “stick & brick” home like wash, vacuuming, grocery shopping, even minor repairs around the home! So this is what happened on the days with no posts….but to be honest most was just a whole lot of nothing like computer time on...Jump to full entry
Sep 19, 2010 - Almost Home...
This is the last night of our four week trip. Overall we have traversed 7000 miles of the US with no "near misses' and only two days of inclement weather. We have explored our nation's most scenic byways, Glacier, Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. The wildlife, geysers, and scenery were spectacular. Camping was not an option we exercised as often as expected but when we did the stars were amazing and unforgettable. We enjoyed our roadside picnics and dinners in local restaurants. Many people we met were accommodating and very helpful...Jump to full entry
May 14, 2010 - Tupelo, MS to Gadsden, AL
Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau ..................... We were able to get on the road in good time, only having to go 190 + - miles. The weather was cloudy, but rain was not expected. That was a good thing. Our trip was uneventful - pleasant enough! The temperature outside was SO HOT!!! UGH!!!! There were many bodies of water coming into Gadsden. Lake Gadsden looked quite large, and our site in the park is on Black Creek that runs around a peninsula where the owners of the park live. The Black Creek then runs into the Coosa River, which...Jump to full entry
Mar 29, 2010 - Atlanta to Gadsden
We woke yesterday morning to high winds and rain so, needless to say, we chose not to go to Stone Mountain. Instead we spent the day catching up on odds-n-ends sort of chores, and resting. We then met up with some friends for dinner and I must say that we enjoyed our time with them very much despite the rainstorm going on outside the restaurant. After spending the night in Cartersville, GA, last night we headed towards Noccalula Falls Campground in Gadsden, AL. I was really looking forward to seeing these falls and was not disappointed upon...Jump to full entry
Apr 17, 2009 - Gadsden, AL
We have traveled to Gadsden, Alabama and will be here for 2 days. We are staying at River Country RV which sits right on the Coosa River. We visited a park in town - Noccalula Falls. The park was named for an Indian Princess who jumped to her death at the falls on her wedding day rather than marry someone she did not love.Jump to full entry
May 21, 2008 - Gadsden, AL
We departed Brandon, MS this morning after a very enjoyable visit with our good friends, Jerry and Linda. We drove to Gadsden, TN and found our way to Noccalula Falls Campground. That was an interesting experience. We got off the freeway and went through 2 miles of residential area before we found the park. And then, we weren't sure it was the park, but it was. We found out that there was a bass fishing tournement going on. There were a couple of girls in the RV next to us that were in the tournement. They had quite a nice setup. The...Jump to full entry