Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Joyce read about a Ghost Bridge in Florence AL. so off we went to check it out. This bridge use to span a stream along Jackson Rd. but now cuts the road in half because the bridge is close to traffic. It was so grown in, we almost missed it when we turned at the end of the road.
 Walk over the log and through the growth, and you will come upon the bridge.
The story has it that the KKK used the bridge for hanging slaves and the bridge is now haunted.
As you can see, there is a large hole burnt through the bridge. This was suppose to be the work of some satanic offerings.
Oh wait....is that a ghost at the far end of the bridge?
Not far from the Ghost Bridge and on the same road beyond the bridge, you will find Forks Of Cypress.
Reading both sides of this sign (click on the pic) will give you the history of the Plantation.

The columns are all that remain from the fire of 6/6/66
 This chimney is located to the left of the columns and must have been another structure.
Then we passed the town's used car lot. Check out those classics.
 I believe that this is the "as is " row.
From here we continued on to Shiloh, Tn. to see where the Battle of Shiloh was fought. But that's another post.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Coon Dog Cemetery

I know, I know...I have already posted on the Coon Dog Cemetery but there may be some viewers that missed it and lets face it, there's not much to do in Red Bay, Alabama.
 If you have a Coon Dog, this is the place to lay your dog to rest. It is the only Coon Dog Cemetery in the world.
It all started on September 4, 1937
 There are a lot of graves. 
I took pic's of some of the head stones.
This was one of the better ones.
Heading back to camp, I passed this place and did a quick reverse.
It looked like one of those nice rustic shots so I took a shot of each side.
For these classics hanging in the back.
The countryside was beautiful but it was time to head out.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Our Lunch Trip

We were in for the roof rail repair today.
Tiffin found that some of the roofs were developing cracks at the radius edge so they are installing aluminum radius edges on all the coaches that come in for service. Another update freebie.

After the coach was done we hopped in the Jeep and headed out to Swamp Johns for lunch. The town of Red Bay is having a contest for the best fall decoration done by the town businesses.
There were many to choose from and it will be tough to pick the best. Which one do you like.

We arrived at Swamp Johns!
These are Georgia Fries
And just a burger
After lunch we headed back past the cotton fields.
And now we get to check out the other side of main street.
When we got back to the coach, our new draws were ready to install. We had a pull out island where that big hole is and the draws in the island were very small.
So whereas Joyce never used the pull out Island, we had it removed and larger draws installed.
The work is done by Tiffin employees that work in the cabinet shop. They moonlight after hours and you can get stuff done cheap. They really get into their work.
The job is completed and now Joyce has nice long deep draws.
This was a very busy day and we got a lot done. We want to get everything done so we will be all set and ready to hit the road. Think of it as maintaining your house.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Red Bay Museum

Today we went to the Red Bay Museum and I was surprised at how nice it was.
Each section was set up from items donated from the towns people. This is the actual front desk and sign from the Red Bay hotel.

Hotel Red Bay add.
Remember the Rexall drug stores
And the soda fountain that you'd find in the drug stores.

And somehow they were able to get the marble counter.

I added this one for the kids.......do you know what this is?
There was a lot of information on the railroad that ran through town.
These are some of the cool guys that worked for the railroad.

Info on the town depot.
 All Aboard!
And the most important thing is......
They have a large section devoted to Tammy Wynette. She always referred to Red Bay as her hometown even though she was born in a bordering town. Her mother was from Red Bay and Tammy spent a lot of time in this town.
This is a picture of Tammy's daughter at her wedding and Tammy's mother.
Some of the gowns that Tammy wore.
As we continued on, there was a section on farming.
Lets not forget the first hospital and doctor.
After leaving the museum, we still had time for a game of Frisbee
We just received a call that we are set for a 7:00 AM trip to the repair bay for a quick recall fix on the roof. I can't believe we are getting in already.