Fort Payne, Alabama and on to Mississippi.

November 26, 2016.

                             Image result for images sweet home alabama signs

Fort Payne is known as “The Gateway To The Appalachians” and the mountains were visible this morning as we continued on.  First, we had to explore Fort Payne a little.  However, even though it was Saturday, none of the shops were open and we had a challenge finding a restaurant for a cup of coffee.  Fort Payne is pretty sleepy at this time of year.  We met a young man on the street who told us, “Ya ain’t gonna find nothing open today”.  Must’ve been because it is Thanksgiving weekend?

Being lovers of America’s downtowns, we took Zuma for a brisk walk and admired some of the main street’s charming windowfronts and buildings:

Displaying IMG_2585.JPG    Displaying IMG_2583.JPG

Displaying IMG_2581.JPG

Fort Payne is the home of the band ALABAMA; the foursome is honored in the center of town with beautiful bronze statues and plaques celebrating the group.  (Sorry, terrible pic, early a.m. sun).

Displaying IMG_2586.JPG

Displaying IMG_2588.JPG

Sweet Home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord, I’m coming home to you.

On the road again, we called an RV Park and scored a site for the next two nights.  A 3 – 4 hour drive to Mississippi, the GPS announced.  After 6 hours on the highway, with a couple of stretches of heavy traffic and a few quick stops to stretch, we arrived at our destination in Mississippi.  Zuma needed some exercise and so did we, then we nibbled on a dinner and called it a day.

See if you’re not singing Sweet Home Alabama for two days now!

#sweethomealabama, #travelingwith dogsrv, #greatgreatdogs, #fortpayneal

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s