Wednesday, November 10, 2021
When we last wrote, we had cancelled of our Natchez Trace adventure and returned to Blount County due to Aunt Jean’s death. The next two weeks were busy with handling things for Aunt Jean (Max’s Aunt,) and a trip to Gulf Shores for the Saturday funeral of Aunt Jean, (Anne’s Aunt). Yes, both our Aunt Jean’s died two days apart. We decided to stay in Gulf Shores until Monday to get a little R&R and enjoy the beauty of the area. And of course, being at the beach we also enjoyed royal red shrimp and red snapper.
We then returned to Blount County to check on Aunt Helen and make a quick turn around and headed to the Switch It Up Huddle, a gathering of some RV friends and Youtubers in Ellijay, Georgia, at the Talona Ridge RV Resort. For our RVing readers, Talona Ridge is a new park, not quite completed, that will actually be opening to the public in a few weeks. It will be beautiful when all the landscaping and facilities are completed. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. We will definitely visit there again. It was a beautiful weekend to be in the north Georgia mountains with all the fall colors. We made some great new friends, hiked to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, hiked the gorgeous Amicalola Falls (729 feet high) trail – over 600 stairs (mostly metal) in addition to the bridges and various pathways. We had some beautiful sunsets, great food and a wonderful worship service on Sunday. Thanks so very much to Shelia and Todd and all the Switch It Up Crew. We look forward to seeing the crew again soon.
We are now back in Alabama for about a week and then we will be setting out for our fall/winter travels. Probably won’t update until our travels resume, hopefully 11/19. In the mean time – everyone travel safely and we hope to see you out there on the road soon.