Circle Drive

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

This morning was really foggy. We were up and walking our 3 miles by 6:00 with a temperature of 72. Nice. Then we had a quick breakfast and got ready for a day of riding. It was a long day of riding. We left Red Bay and drove to Oneonta. We checked in on the Aunts who did not have a good day yesterday. Today things seemed to be going better. We stopped by and visited with Donna for a few minutes and then went back to the mountain to vote. We checked both houses and picked up the mail and then headed to Tuscaloosa. We picked up some records that we needed from Sonny, checked on Mama Ruby’s house and made a stop at the grocery store and Walmart and then started the drive back to Red Bay.

Interesting clouds on the drive backIt stormed in Red Bay while we were gone and we ran into rain on the way back to Fred. We watched some really strange looking clouds for a lot of the drive back. A giant circle and about 7 hours of driving. We are glad to be back at our home on wheels. Thank you Lord for a safe day of travel. Now, a cup of tea and a good night’s sleep.

The Wait Begins

Monday, July 16, 2018

We started today with rain so there was no long walk. The day was cloudy until late afternoon so the temperature stayed lower today as well. As is expected for your first day at Camp Red Bay, we stayed with Fred and waited for Norris to come visit with us. He comes and reviews your list of work to be done. Since we are here for our last warranty work, we are going to go into a regular bay with a list of 17 items to be checked or repaired. We got the standard “it will probably be two weeks.” However, people who came in last week and were told it would be two weeks before they got in a service bay got in last Thursday. We don’t expect it to take two weeks to get in a bay but we will see.

Today we did a lot of walking and visiting, looking at other owners motor homes, and tow vehicles. There was also some book work and phone calls to handle. It was a good day.

Funny Tag at Red Bay
Funny Tag at Red Bay

Rest Day in Red Bay

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunrise at Red BayIt was cooler today. Only 73 when we did our walk early this morning. We walked 3.5 miles on sidewalks from the campground to downtown. Not a bad path and about the right distance. The clouds started building early and it was cloudy all day with intermittent rain. There were some severe storms close by but we actually got little rain today but much cooler temperatures. It was nice.

FUMC Red BayFor church today we went to Red Bay First United Methodist Church. They had a visiting pastor today who brought a message on prayer. The regular pastor is still on deployment in the middle east. The congregation was very welcoming and there were lots of people there. The congregation seems to have done well keeping their various ministries going in their pastor’s absence. A number of businesses in Red Bay are displaying yellow ribbons. The unit should be home soon.

We fixed lunch at home and walked around the campground meeting a few more people. Then the rain ran us back inside. Late this afternoon after the temperature took another drop, everyone was outside. The campground is a lot fuller this evening and we have made some more new friends. It’s fun to talk to other RVers about their travels and modifications they have made to their motor homes. It was a relaxing day. Now we are going to watch a movie. Hope you have had a good weekend.

Back to Red Bay

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Back at the Tiffin Service CenterIt seems all days start early these days. It was 76 at 5:30 when we walked. We really don’t like walking that early but it’s early or not at all these days. Today, after breakfast we finished up our packing and headed to Red Bay. It was an uneventful drive and we arrived a few minutes before 12:00. There were two rigs in line in front of us for check-in but there were plenty of empty sites. About 1/3 of the sites have rigs waiting for service but if this week is like others, a lot of rigs will come in tomorrow. Hopefully we will not be waiting too long to get our last warranty work completed.

Main Street Belmont Mississippi
Main Street in Belmont, Mississippi

After getting parked and set up, we drove over to Belmont, MS, only about 6 miles away, to a Mexican restaurant that has been recommended several times. The restaurant is across Main Street from the famous Belmont Hotel (and the somewhat less famous Monkey Barber Shop). After our late lunch, we walked around the campground, but it was too hot for our neighbors to be out. We had another afternoon thunderstorm come through today, and the temperature dropped about 10 degrees. With the cooler temps, we were able to take another walk shortly before dark and met a number out our neighbors. Everyone is here to have a problem resolved by Tiffin but everyone is good-natured about it. It’s fun to meet people from all over the US and hear their stories. Of course it is also a chance for us to share information about NOMADS. It should be an interesting week and it’s really nice to be “back on the road”, or at least away from Tuscaloosa. We will be back to travel mode soon, we hope. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.