So while we are sitting around waiting for the newly redesigned fan clutch to become available in a couple of weeks, we decided to head out of Red Bay for some much needed rest and relaxation. Thanks to our friends Jim and Beverly, they mentioned a lovely town park in Florence, Alabama, just about an hour north of Red Bay that would be perfect. And perfect it is.
The campground is a first come first served basis, so no reserving sites. A call ahead to the office reassured us that their were plenty of sites open for a rig our size, and their were. We chose an end spot that was a pull through. Lots of room on either side of us. Quiet and peaceful. The Tennessee River behind us and a creek in front of us.
We do wish that when city officials were laying out this campground they thought about it a little better and faced the sites towards the river, but hey, we can’t win them all. Oh well.
Their’s some nice walking trails, a boat launch, disc golf and a putting range to name a few of the things that you can do here. We are just enjoying sitting outside watching the fishing boats and barges float down the river, having a relaxing lunch outside at our picnic table and watching the wildlife spring up all around us.
Oh, plus theirs lots of shopping and restaurants in the area. So there’s civilization up here. Not that Red Bay isn’t lovely in it’s own right. It’s just a little small and sparse for our liking.
We’ve had some beautiful sun sets and great weather while here. Which makes our little get away even nicer.
We’ll be going back to Red Bay next week to get our newly designed fan clutch installed. After that, hopefully we’ll get back on the road and start living our lives again. We feel like we’ve been put on hold this whole time. So it’ll be nice to get back out there and explore.