Leaving Florida behind was the “official” beginning of our 2019 westward migration. We started earlier this year than we did in 2014, and moved more quickly through Alabama and Mississippi. We’d learned our lesson on that last trip at the end of April – the tremendous thunderstorms we rode out one night near Pensacola still hold the record for dumping […]
When we planned this route last year, we thought most of the bad storms occurred in the Spring months. But it turns out that Fall can be equally nasty – as we found out firsthand. Well, now we know!
With our urban meanderings out of the way for a while, we set our eyes on what Reader’s Digest called “One of America’s scenic drives,” the Lookout Mountain Scenic Parkway. It’s 93 miles long and spans three states as it stretches from Gadsden, Alabama, through the northwest corner of Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lucky for us the the parkway begins right where […]
The five-day stay at our favorite Corp of Engineer (COE) campground in Gunter Hill, AL (you can search back to Steve’s review from March 2013 here) was more of a downtime stop – we’re calling it the calm AFTER the storm. It’s not like we don’t have enough downtime, but this was one stop where we didn’t even leave the campground. We took our tour […]
Jacks up, slides in and we were out of there, happy to be heading north from the Alabama coastline into new territory. Like other folks we’ve been following, we’re glad we came through that vicious storm relatively unscathed. As longtime Californians, we just aren’t used to this kind of crazy weather! But we’re reminded that we need to continue keeping weather monitoring […]