Econo Lodge Ft. Payne
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We're hitting the road again today. We will be heading towards New Orleans to see the sights. Eboney has read a few books that mention the Lafayette cemetery so that will be one of the sights. Although we are driving, this is going to be a great Father's Day. I couldn't ask for anything more. This trip, and being with my family make it all worth it. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there including my own Jack, Jodi's dad Al, and stepfather ...
Cassie flew in from Palm Beach, but didn't get to Atlanta until late at night
We went to eat dinner in the city
Got lost trying to find our car - Scary!
Ended up getting Steak and Shake
Drove to Cloudland Canyon and went camping with Alicia and Matt
Beautiful mountains and views!
Hiked down the canyon to the waterfalls
Went swimming in the waterfalls
So cold but ...
... 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.
... of help when we tied up and ended up with a nice neighbor who is a livaboard. He also has a black standard poodle who is 16 years old. It made us pine for our puppy.
Tomorrow Diesel Don is coming so I will have to get up early. Someone else (I won't mention names) gets up before the crack of dawn so it will not be an issue for him. We actually have a bit of a schedule these days because we just discovered Wilson Dam will ...