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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GUNTER HILL C.O.E.

Montgomery, AL
25 degrees & freezing rain

The drive from Jackson County Park to Gunter Hill Army Corps of Engineers Campground was uneventful.  As usual our Verizon navigator was right on spot.  

John worked on the electrical problem with the help of Stanley at the Tiffin Motorhome Service Helpline.  The diagnosis was a loose connection within the inverter.

It was up to John to locate the culprit.  Within fifteen to twenty minutes, all house, battery powered equipment was up and running!  Thanks Stanley and John.....and Bob Tiffin for having the service helpline!  

Despite the weather, we are enjoying our stay here at Gunter Hill C.O.E.

Gunter Hill is beautiful and the sites are huge! Three forty to forty-five foot coaches could fit into our pull through site.

This is our view of the water.  The campground is on Catoma Creek part of the Alabama River backwaters. 

The campground sits in a forest of Hickory, Pine and Sycamore.  Sites have electricity, water and sewer hook-ups.  

It is so nice to be able to do our laundry here in the motorhome as we wait for good weather to continue our journey across North America.  

I am longing for the desert in the Southwest. Earlier, I was contemplating whether it is the journey or the destination that is best. Finally came to the conclusion that it is both because this is our chosen lifestyle.  

Yes, it is cold outdoors. But we are warm as toast with our electric heaters inside the motorhome. 

We have chosen to use the electric heaters rather than the propane gas furnace due to the price hike and supposedly propane shortage.  



Electricity is included in our daily, America the Beautiful pass rate of $11 per night. Our closest neighbor is about 200 yards from us if you don't count deer as neighbors. 

 If I were to rate Gunter Hill Campground, it would receive a five out of five.  It is dog friendly, wonderful concrete pads on which to park, water, sewer and electricity are on site. The distance between sites is good and in the summer there is privacy created by the surrounding forest.  A picnic table is situated on a crushed stone base and has a fire pit / grill located close.   

Now it is time to take the load out of the washer/dryer and start on bed clothing and a late lunch.  If we are lucky, we may be able to leave here tomorrow, if the roads are clear and safe.

Megan sent this photo of Harper, the big sister and Emerson, the baby sister.  I just had to share them with you, my friends.

Oh, oh, the freezing rain has stopped and it is officially snowing.  Oh happy day!

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your comments.  

God bless each and every one of you.












23 comments:

  1. Probably not the weather you were expecting for this area of the country! Stay warm and enjoy watching the snow from the inside:)

    I do love my washer/dryer combo. The convenience is wonderful.

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    1. Yep, the washer/dryer is great! The weather is okay. We will make it to warmer/hotter weather in good time.

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  2. Harper and Emerson are just the cutest little ones. I am sure you really miss them.

    We LOVE every COE we have ever been in. They are all super. I wrote this one down as a great place to stop on the way back to Ohio. We go different ways and one would take us right through Montgomery.

    Ice here in Houston also. What is going on?

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    1. I have no idea what IS going on, but it seems to be getting better now.

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  3. It sounds like a lovely place and you can't beat the price! Sorry about the snow......

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    1. Hey, it is only snow. It melts and temperatures rise.

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  4. I really enjoyed my time at Gunter Hill. So close to Montgomery and all that history!

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    1. I wish John felt more like getting out and doing more history tours. It is what it is.

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  5. Hopefully, the weather will warm up soon and you'll be out of there and in an area where you don't need much from those electric heaters.

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  6. At least you back on the road again and enjoying the journey no matter where you go. have fun!

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    1. We are having fun! Back to some of childhood stomping grounds and great memories.

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  7. Yes we are more than ready to leave the area and go for the warmth of the West!

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  8. Nan, I guess I was mistaken re, the Gunter Hill being close to us. But there is a Gunter Campground close to here as well. Thought you had gone there. :-)

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  9. Trekking through the South in this cold weather must be an adventure. Good you have your heaters!

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    1. Inger, it just depends on the mode of thinking. The weather is not that cold. Saturday we were on the beach and it was quite warm. Now it is in the high 50's. If we wanted to be really cold, we'd still be in Indiana! ..... now that is cold.

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  10. That sounds like a nice park - and so nice to have a lake close by. After being in Quartzsite for four months, the sight of green fields and water looks really good to me.

    Darling photo of Harper and Emerson. The kids are naming their babies such cute names nowadays. :)

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    1. It WAS a nice park. We are now further south near Gulf Shores, AL. Still green grass, trees with leaves and the Gulf of Mexico.

      Thanks for the compliment about the babes!

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