On March 3rd, 2016 Charlie and I headed to Red Bay, AL to watch the RV be built. We spent a week there and was amazed at how quickly the unit transitioned from an empty frame to a full fledge coach.
While in Red Bay, we were told by a number of people that a visit to Coon Dog Cemetery was a must. I guess it is a place that you have to see to believe.
We also took a day trip to Florence, AL. We took a tour of Pope’s Tavern and Museum. I’d highly recommend it. There is an abundance of Civil War history to be learned from this little museum. We were very impressed by the number of true artifacts from the 17 and 1800s.
While in downtown Florence we strolled over to the University of North Alabama where we learned that their school mascots are live lions. We then enjoyed a nice lunch at a quaint restaurant; Odette.
We wished we had had more time to visit other historic sites in the Florence area. We did take a drive over to the Wilson Dam, named for former President Woodrow Wilson. Construction of this enormous Dam, and National Historic Landmark, began in 1918 and was completed in 1924. Its 94 ft lock lift is the highest single lift lock east of the Rocky Mountains.
We stayed in Red Bay for only a week, before heading back to Atlanta. It was hard leaving our new baby. A month later, on April 4th, we picked up the finished unit from Sherman RV Center in Sherman, MS.
Sherman was great and we’d highly recommend them if you are looking to get an RV!