Sailboats at the Joe Wheeler Marina
Temple of the Fairies
St. Kateri Shrine "Lily of the Mohawks"
"Now is yesterday's tomorrow. Do today's work today."
marbles, tile, stone
Detail of one of the many wayside shrines
Afterwards, it was onward to...somewhere...we didn't know where we should head, so we took a suggestion of a friend and started migrating south towards Cheaha State Park. We do most of our traveling on Saturday and Sunday, boondocking at least one night out of the weekend. We take care of laundry, groceries, and other errands along the way. The goal is to settle into a campsite, and secure our internet connection in time for the Monday morning work day.
Sunday around noon, we arrived at the top of Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in Alabama. The park is absolutely beautiful right now with all the fall colors. Even with all our fancy gear, the internet situation looked pretty dismal. We pulled over into the space designated for camping registration, and asked the ranger at the gate if we could go in first to check out the signal in the campground. No problem. Except immediately, out of nowhere, a long line of cars suddenly appears, and NO ONE will let us back in line to get in the park. It was...weird. And eventually infuriating. Finally I got fed up, jumped outside, and stood in front of the next car so Ed could pull into line. Mr. Park Ranger seeing everything, waved us in with a "right-on" fist pump!
Anyways, the campground wasn't going to work out for us so we headed back down the mountain to regroup. It was a hectic travel day where nothing seemed to work out, but all of those misadventures must have happened for a reason. We eventually found ourselves here at Lake Guntersville State Park, and this spot is working out beautifully for us so far.