Weekly Wanderings #41 – Red Bay


Our third week in Red Bay. And the last. We should be staying longer, but if we did we would lose our minds. So we're giving up some minor items we had on our wishlist and one item that can be done by a dealer. Anything to get out of here.

I am a reformed yeller, I gave that up in my early thirties. But like any bad behavior sometimes you can be placed into an environment where that little devil can slip out. The service center at our RV manufacturer, definitely poked the bear a few times. I managed not to lose it, but there were moments where it could have gone either way.

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Mr. Misadventures who is not a yeller, (but the quiet ones are more deadly if you ask me) was regulated to the role of the submissive while I was the in charge. Otherwise, I fear for the management of the service facility.

But now we are in a little rush to get to Orlando to have our engine serviced, we tried facilities in Alabama, Georgia, and western Florida, but couldn't get appointments until mid-November to December. The snow birders take over everything RV related this time of year! But we found a spot in Orlando who had a cancellation for next Friday so we have to head straight there. My dreams of visiting the South have been placed on hold for another trip, another year.

Red Bay has really worn down our energy and our spirits. Plus we miss Jessica and still can't talk about it. We would very much like to get ourselves to the ocean and plop down for a bit. So that is exactly what we are going to do. After Orlando, we are heading to Ft. Myers and then our already-planned Destin.

Current location:

Allegro Campground, Red Bay, Alabama.

That was my week, how about yours?

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  1. Deborah Caudill says:

    I am sorry about Jessica. I wrote a comment on instagram that was extremely long for instagram, but I know how hard the loss of a pet can be.

    I live in North Carolina, so when you do travel back to the South, I hope you will visit our area. I live in High Point, which is the Furniture Capital of the World. If you are in the market for any new furniture, we have 2 markets a year and they sell the samples way below cost. There are lots of stores in the area with great prices. Let me know and I might be able to get you you passes for the April or October markets.

    If you do come to North Carolina, I hope you will go to the Parkway and if you come in the fall, the view of the leaves changing colors is breathtaking. While you are on or near the Parkway, you can visit Boone, where Appalachian State University is located. Blowing Rock is about 30 minutes up the road and they have incredible shopping in that charming little getaway. Chetola has a hotel and time share units that are very nice where you can also stay. There is a clubhouse, with an indoor pool, hot tubs, saunas, racketball and a day spa. There is also a lake with rental boats and fishing gear. There are several ski resorts, including Sugar and Beech Mountain. They both have excellent skiing. They have several other ski resorts, but I have not skied at those. There are also caves for exploring in the area if you are into thst (I am not.) There is also horseback riding in Blowing Rock, but a guide takes you out. There is also Asheville, which is several hours away, but that is where Biltmore Estate is located.

    Holden Beach and my favorite, Sunset Beach, are in North Carolina and are basically islands so you have one way on and off across the drawbridge. They are both quiet and beautiful beaches not too far from Wilmington, Southport and even Baldhead Island. If you like a livlier beach, you can head from Sunset to Mrytle Beach, SC. There is always something going on there. There are camp grounds everywhere, so you wouldn’t have a problem staying in your RV in the mountains or the beach. I am sorry your trip was cut short, but I appreciate your blogging about all the places you visit and writing about what you see, hear and experience. I doubt I will ever get to visit lots of those places, but feel like I have due to you and your blog.

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Deborah, thanks so much for your comments here and on Instagram! These are wonderful suggestions! Unfortunately we aren’t going to make it to the Carolinas this trip, but we will be back so I am going to hold onto these!

  2. Again so sorry about Jessica and your troubles in Red Bay.
    I hope you can get on the road and better times await you in Florida!

    My week has been uneventful but I’ve been back to reading and working out – oddly people have been telling me how good I look after gaining 10 lbs during my honeymoon…
    But for health’s – mind & body – sake getting back to it. Excited for the weekend to celebrate my grandparent’s 50th anniversary though!

    1. Andi Fisher says:

      @Murissa, thank you for your good vibes. I know what you mean on the people saying you look good when you are a little overweight. I lose weight in my face first so when I gain some weight my face fills back in and people say it looks good. I am grossly overweight now, so it doesn’t apply, but when I get rid of these extra pounds I’m sure people will say I look good ten pounds heavier than I want to be!

    2. What a sweet RV WISH I HAD THIS