Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sweet home Alabama

Len & Phyllis East's House
Cullman, AL

We've had a lovely time the past two days,
'moochdocking' in the East's yard.
George and I met Len & Phyllis when
they were camping in Pennsylvania about 
3 hours south of where we lived in July 2011.
We've kept track of each other, both on Facebook
and our blogs.
They've recently decided to go off the road and
 bought a cute house on 4 acres of land,
put in a couple RV sites,
and invite whoever wants to come and stay.
Since we were only 110 miles away, 
we decided to take them up on their offer!

We had great directions,
and Len helped guide George in to our spot.

We spent the afternoon catching up,
and Phyllis had a great lasagna dinner for us.

Today we took a ride into Cullman to the local Oktoberfest.

There was a farmer's market with lots of
relishes, jams, jellies, and the like.

The tomatoes were gorgeous!

Len then drove us to a local historical covered bridge.
The Clarkson Covered Bridge was built in 1904
and was once used by farmers and travelers to cross 
the Crooked Creek.

In 1921 the bridge was torn in two by a huge storm.
In 1975 the bridge was rebuilt
and it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

 There is a nice picnic area where the tables and benches are
made from river rock.

After our bit of exploring, we took Phyllis and Len
to Ruby Tuesday for lunch.
They also grilled some steaks for dinner,
and we enjoyed our last night here with stories 
of our lives.

I'm sure we'll be back again someday!

Tomorrow we start our trek north to Pennsylvania!


  1. Glad you had a nice visit! Don't Phyllis and Len have a lovely spot? So peaceful there.

    Next up...grandkid time!! That's the best! :)

  2. Love covered bridges. Nice that they live so close to one with a neat picnic area. Great idea to put in a couple of RV pads if you leave the road so you can continue to meet up with travelers and hear their stories. Safe Travels to you two on your way to PA

  3. Wish I could put in an RV pad at our home base, but the *&%$+@ HOA would hassle me about it.

  4. We were thrilled to have you here. The above comments remark about putting in RV sites. Hey, it's Alabama. Most anything is allowed. Of course it helps living out in the country with no real close neighbors. Keep in touch!!!