Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge
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We got up late after a fitful sleep! Headed off to the Nasa Space Center. Amazing history of space travel and lots of fun things for the kids. A real live space shuttle on site, gives perspective on its immense size and the how astronauts can make there way to space. Precision is a must! What a great day! Off to bed as we pack for a vacation on our vacation...Gatlinburg, Tennessee (borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park), here we ...
... and very quiet.
Speed limits a bit confusing, my Satnav said 70mph and everyone seems to be doing that, but the signs said 55mph.
As usual all the signs had minimum speed limits too.
Got to Fort Payne and it was shut!!! Followed some Trail of Tears signs to a Cherokee Chief's home, called the Andrew Ross house. The house is now privately owned, although photographs of the outside are encouraged.
There is more to this story, as I may get to ...
... at all the boats. I must say, this marina has its share of large boats and Chris Crafts. We felt very small beside those huge yachts.
So, the day is over and we are making plans for tomorrow. We will lock down to Wheeler lake and drop anchor before Wilson Dam, taking us 50 some miles. We will leave pleasant Guntersville Marina behind with its beautiful boats and houses and curious problems with toilet foot flushers to look for new adventures.
... closed in a couple of weeks. This is the last dam before Pickwick Dam which gets us to the Tombigbee Waterway and ultimately to the ocean. So, we might not anchor as much as we had originally intended because we really want to get to the warm weather and the ocean. Guess we will have to make it up for lost time anchoring on the river by spending more time puttering around in the ocean. We are both looking forward to warmer weather.
... that contained the Apollo mission space rockets, rovers, & pods, & the Red Bull space jump pod. I've attached pics! That night, grandmother Butler, Aunt Tricia, Uncle Billy, Wesley, Jared, Michelle, Anna, kids Eli, Sadie, & Bryant came over for pizza & socializing. It was nice to see the cousins running around & playing ...
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