It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Mostly because we didn’t have service of ANY kind…
Driving thru Georgia and parts of Alabama we found some hurricane damage… most of the damage was cleaned up and put in all the piles along the road. Lots of snapped trees.
So after we drove into Bainbridge, GA and stayed the night at Cracker Barrel, we went about 50 miles down the road to the Camping World (CW) in Dothan, AL to see why our RV had no (battery) power. (We tried using the generator, but it kept stalling out due to lack of juice). We pulled into this VERY small CW lot. We asked if they could check our battery power and they only offered to let us ‘trickle charge’ for an hour. After that hour, we still had no power, so decided to move on because of the dirty looks we were getting from employees.
After spending another night in Calera, AL, Cracker Barrel (FREEZING temperatures overnight-NO heat) and still couldn’t get generator going, we arrived in Arley on Thanksgiving morning around 10:30. Cold, miserable, stinky (no shower/no hot water) tired and hungry! The park host came out to register us into the park and said that we were ‘welcome to join the Thanksgiving meal they were serving at 1pm and was no need to bring anything!’
WOW! What kind words to hear! So we proceeded to find our spot, set up, take HOT showers (in their shower houses-still no hot water), put on clean clothes and make it to the Thanksgiving feast!
After we left the Clubhouse we spotted the most beautiful lake (Smith Lake) right on the other side of campground!
Needless to say we were in bed by 8:00pm that night!
The next morning we drove up to Cullman, AL, to check in with the Napa Auto Parts store to have them check the ‘house batteries’ that Sterling took out and put in the trunk. It took a total of 10 minutes to tell us that 1 battery was DEAD and one was down to the last bit of energy it had. $285 later we were headed back to see (fingers crossed) if that was the issue. Sterling replaced the new ones and turned on the generator and it worked!!
While there we visited the little towns around the area: Cullman, Curry and Arley. Beautiful area!