Red Bay, Alabama

We enjoyed a quiet night in the Camping World parking lot last night. There weren’t any other RVs overnighting, just us. Teddy enjoyed his after supper walk around the perimeter of CW’s huge parking lot which they share with Gander Mountain, the humongous outdoor store next door. The only disturbance all evening after both stores closed was the street sweeper cleaning up the parking lot. Temps got down pretty low in Bowling Green last night but our two propane furnaces warmed things up in no time this morning. We don’t generally run the propane furnaces after we go to sleep. Partly because the noise keeps me awake and partly because I’m a little leery of going to sleep with propane heat on and perhaps never waking up, either from carbon monoxide poisoning or a propane leak if the flame goes out. A little quirky perhaps but so be it!

We were on the road south before 8 am this morning and filled up at Flying J in Franklin, KY which was only about 20 miles from Bowling Green. We followed I-65 south to Nashville where we turned west on I-40 briefly until we reached Natchez Trace Parkway which we followed all the way to Belmont, MS and eventually on into Red Bay, AL to the Tiffin service center and Allegro Campground. Driving The Trace was fabulous today. Lots of spectacular fall colors especially at the northern most end. Not too many places for a rig our size to stop along the way, especially with no paved shoulders on the Trace at all, but we still managed to grab a few shots through the windshield with our iPhones.

We pulled into Allegro Campground just before 1 pm and were surprised to get a site with water and electric within a few hours of our arrival. So we dumped our grey tank and went for a walk with Teddy while we waited for our site to empty. We are still in line for a sewer site, likely in the next 2-3 days. We don’t have many items needing attention, so hopefully we won’t be in Red Bay too long. The replacement spring for one of our MCD shades was waiting for us upon check in, so I’ll have a go at installing it in the morning.

One Comment

  1. Sharon Del Rosario November 6, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    Mark & Chris,
    We’re in site #20 in the Allegro Campground. Would love to meet you! We’ll be going to Tupelo today for a few hours, but hope to connect with you sometime.
    –Sharon & Don