UGH. What is it with this nasty yellow crud that can make so many people miserable? You would think, because it’s a rebirth of sorts, a new beginning, that it would be a good thing all around. Instead, it makes many feel like they want to die. Spring used to be my favorite time of year. Not any longer. I still enjoy seeing Spring unfold; I just try to do it inside behind closed doors and windows. Yes, I know. This, too, shall pass :) Now that we are s.l.o.w.l.y headed north, I anticipate it will pass sometime in September!!! LOL!
OK. Enough complaining. It’s hard to justify complaining when the temperature is at least comfortable. It’s still snowing in Wisconsin! It’s almost May! What’s wrong with that picture?
I am happy to report that the Red Bay Black Hole only exists in Red Bay…just as I thought. You might remember that before we left, our Fantastic Fan stopped working. We were both under the weather so did not troubleshoot it while we were there as it would have required a rooftop visit and with all the medications we were taking, that did not sound like a good idea :)
We left Red Bay last Monday and headed to Corinth Recreation Area, one of our favorite parks, in Double Springs, AL. We always love coming here and it seemed like a good place to crash for a week and try to feel better. We got all set up in site 40 and for whatever reason, Rick decides to try the Fantastic Fan. He flipped the switch and Voila! It worked perfectly. Still does a week later. Not even a hiccup. I’m telling you, it’s the Red Bay Black Hole :)
We spent the week recuperating and by Sunday, actually felt fairly normal so we headed to Tennessee. We have 6 reasons for stopping there a couple times a year…
Thomas, Patrick, Sabrina, Lily, Carrie and Maggie :)
They live in Franklin, just south of Nashville. Previously when we visited, we had to stay on the north side of town and fight Nashville traffic to get to their house. The last time through, we found a campground in Smyrna, about 20 miles to the east, that worked much better for us. This time however, when I called to make reservations, I was told they were booked solid until June 1st! Wow.
This put us in a bit of a bind. Every place I tried was either booked or WAY too expensive for our budget at $60-$70/day. Those were the parks closest to Opryland and we prefer to avoid that area anyhow. Eventually, I kept going further and further out and I think I found a hidden gem.
We are now in Cornersville, TN at the Texas T Campground. It’s “right” off I-65, but surprisingly, there is not a lot of traffic noise, especially when indoors. It’s clean, well maintained and everyone is friendly.
It’s 43 miles south of the kids house, but a straight shot on I-65 with much less traffic. I think we’re going to like it here :)
The next couple of weeks will be full of grandkids and I’m sure we’ll be pooped once all is said and done :) Isn’t that what it’s all about?
Till next time, thanks for stopping by.