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Nov 14, 2015 - Moving Northward

As much as we love the weather here on the bay, there are more sights to see, so this morning, we headed north into Alabama. We usually don't make camping reservations as we are never sure how far we will travel in a day. There are lots of unknown factors in travel and a defined itinerary can really kill the sense of adventure and impose stressful deadlines. Sometimes. Yes, sometimes. Other times, calling ahead can keep ya' out of a whole mess of trouble. Today was a good example. Gary and I thought we would meander up I-65 and stop at a...

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Jun 28, 2015 - Gadsden AL

Friday morning was an early one for my co-pilot. We were on the road back northwest to Gadsden, Alabama a bit before 9:00 to get new tires on the coach. We pulled back into the River Country RV Park in under 3 hours, but since we crossed back into the Central Time Zone it was really only 10:30ish here, so there is gonna be some adjusting to be done tonight. Jordan showed up about 3:30 and after one tire removal problem and a short rain delay, we now have new shoes on the fast house. Mo money, mo money, but a big boost in peace of mind. Some...

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Jun 18, 2015 - Gadsden AL

The lack of a recent update doesn't mean we have forgotten about you, our faithful followers, out there in Updateland. It just means I'm either lazy, the Wi-Fi at the park is bad or we have nothing of substance to share. In this most recent case, a little of all of those is the reason for the lack of something for you to read with your morning coffee. Or your afternoon something else. We have had a chance to explore this area of NE Alabama a bit and have been pleasantly surprised. The stereotypical view of Alabama often involves cars up on...

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Jun 11, 2015 - Gadsden AL

Well, Wednesday has come and gone without us leaving Red Bay but we did manage to escape from our adopted domicile on Thursday morning. The balance of our repairs/remodels were finished Monday afternoon but the painting wasn't able to get completely done till early Wednesday morning so we had to stay another night. No big deal. We booked another night and were on the road Thursday morning by about 9:30. All-in-all we are happy with the work that was done and we think that the improvements will go a long way toward making our lives a little...

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May 4, 2015 - Noccalula

We stayed on the interstates (I81, 24, 40, & 59) today and drove through Tennessee, Georgia, back into Tennessee and finally arrived in Gadsden, Alabama for a night at Noccalula Falls Campground and Park. There's a story behind the name. Noccalula is the name of a Cherokee princess who leaped to her death from the top of the falls on her wedding day. She was pledged to a Creek warrior, who the Cherokees were at war with, as a peace offering by her father. As the legend goes she was in love with a Cherokee brave and couldn't stand the idea...

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2015 Texas Trek

Oct 27, 2013 - Gadsden, Alabama

Finally There. We got an early start today. Didn't seem to have to work to hard at getting Jan going today. Wayne and Jenna we're going to stop by later today. We had a really nice drive again today, as we took the secondary highways again, it was so neat to see some of the old south, amazing how many old farms and homes we're still around. Showing some of the heritage. The terrain in this part of Alabama is so hilly and thick with trees. Just beautiful countryside to drive through and so enjoyable. We arrived in Gadsden around 2:00 PM and...

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Al & Jan on the Road

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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Jul 6, 2011 - William-Dixon House, General Morgan Inn, General John Hunt Morgan death

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...

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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...

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