Well.....what can I say about Red Bay, Alabama? Not that much, really. Bob and I often talk about the fact that there is always something that we just love about every place we have been, and at first, we thought that Red Bay might prove to be the only place that would not be true of this. It's a little Southern, working class town, in NW Alabama. Not normally too awfully cold in Winter, except the past two weeks have been "exceptionally cold" (i.e. FRIGID!) And we are not that happy about being "stuck" here for what will probably be at least a month....but we are making the best of it.
And , of course, it is the home of Tiffin Motorhomes, that alleged wonderful, quality manufacturer. And for all of the "Tiffinites", coming here is like a pilgrimage to Mecca. We were actually looking forward to our first trip up to Red Bay with the new motorhome. As it turned out to be so cold and the work has turned out to be so invasive, we are not really enjoying ourselves much. The exception has been that we met some wonderful folks from Marathon, FL, Bobbie and Chuck Bayles and we had great fun "feeding" off of each other for new and innovative ways to "redecorate" these new motorhomes! They got "released" this weekend and headed down to Marathon...so we will miss these guys that we enjoyed so much!! But we'll meet these two fun folks again!!!
And then some other SKP's arrived, Norm and Mary Schrer and Beth and Wayne Roberts so we've had some little Happy Hours and even had our own Super Bowl party last night. Beth and Wayne are former Escapade Directors and they have great stories to share; it's been wonderful sharing time with these folks!!
So we are making the best of a not-so-good situation, and we are actually finding there are some things to love about the town of Red Bay...we have become "regulars' at Swamp John's and Katie Kake's....the people here are so wonderfully Southern....and they serve Chocolate Gravy for breakfast!
We're still looking for some of that Tiffin kool-aid, but it has eluded us thus far.....maybe yet, there's still plenty of time left for us here in Red Bay, Alabama.