Lower Alabama (LA)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Heatery, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Turnipseed campground is actually quite nice. Even with the "accomodations" It is quiet and peaceful. Without full hookups only wilderness campers would probably show up. We are staying there next time if we can.

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    Time to leave, but we quickly found that the road ended. "But, the map said......"

    When will Mr. Munch learn. Experience tells more than a map. So we asked a couple of riders coming out of the dirt road. They said "it is Bella worthy".:happay

    I told Mr. Munch hold on tight. You showed me I can do this, now quit worrying and let's go. Off we went.

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    Wow what a great ride. Mr Munch even let out a couple good Wahoo's.

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  2. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    We even had some decent views. The camera doesn't really show it though.

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    Look at this place we found. When it's finished, wow wow weee. I wish I could hang out here.

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    At the end of the dirt road we came across a paved road. Mr. Munch usually has a good compass in his head, at least after breakfast, so we turned right.

    Even after looking at the map we still can't figure where we were. After taking the right, we came to this.

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    Decisions, decisions. We made a left and it must have been correct. Eventually we ended up in Sylacauga on Hwy 21 south toward home.
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  3. Clampett

    Clampett Uncle Jed

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    Great!!!!!
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  4. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    We followed 21 South which turned to 23. We found this cool place just south of Rockford. Mr. Munch knew it was there but we have never stopped.

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    It's abandoned and looks like a house. On the other side, it looks industrial, so who knows. It's still neat.

    We went through Montgomery and got on 31 South. We were determined to end this dreary day and get home.

    Mr. Munch got scared of the dark around Greenville. He kept mumbling something about some girl named Bambi. What ever. :baby

    With no plan it was back to another motel. Also, another Shoneys. Both were much nicer this time.

    The next day we woke fully rested to a bright sunny warm day.:jkam

    Wahooo!!!! Let's roll. We cruised right down 31 through Evergreen, Castleberry, Brewton, Flomaton, Atmore and home. We took a break in Flomaton.

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    Sexy. Ain't I?

    So what did we learn on this trip?
    1. Scooter miles are longer than car miles.
    2. Mr. Munch can ride about 300 miles in a day.
    3. Mr. Munch is not as tough as he lets on. If he can't get to a campground before dark, it's a motel for us. Especially if it's cold.
    4. Waterproof gloves. Anytime the weather is below 70 degrees.
    5. Zippo hand warmers when placed next to your chest produces enough warmth to really make a difference in the cold. At first he wasn't sure. Then, the fluid ran out. Shiver, shiver, shiver.
    6. One of the best products on the planet....

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    Never came loose. Never lost equipment. Easy to do even when your hands are cold.:clap:clap:clap

    7. And lastly, Mr Munch doesn't have enough vacation to take me to Colorado. He told me he would have to leave me at home and rent a bike out there. :2cry

    This trip concludes 1007 miles. We wanted to take a pic of the trip counter but, 998, 999, and 0 miles. :hair

    Until next time. I hope to see you out there.

    Love Bella,
  5. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Hey y'all. Bella again.

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    Rides are getting shorter since the days are getting colder. Plus Mr Munch is running low on fun, funds, thanks to my seat cover accident. Still he managed to take me out last weekend to the Perdido River area.

    He just wanted to find a nice place to string up the hammock, lay out in the sun and listen to some good music. I sure like spending time with him this way.:raabia

    First we explored Fillingam landing. It's a canoe landing just off of county road 97 on the Florida side of the Perdido river. The landing is well maintained and appears to be a great place to canoe.

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    The parking area was nice and had plenty of maintained porta potties. There wasn't a really nice place to set up a hammock so, we just snapped a pic of me next to a huge cedar tree.

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  6. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Further south on Hwy 97. We came across Otto Hill campground. It is maintained by the state, but you have to call ahead to get access. From the map it looks like a great place to camp. I think I will encourage Mr. Munch to come back. If anyone has any experience with this site, some feedback would be appreciated.

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    With no access code to the gate, we moved on to the next landing. We have been close to this landing before, but it was flooded out and I chickened out. I think Mr Munch was glad though.

    "The Pipes". Why that, I wonder? From the sign, you can see why it may have been flooded out last time we were here.

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    This is a nice place too. They had a decent landing, although not as nice as the other one. This place also had a few maintained Porta Potties as well. Plus it had a little grassy area with picnic tables and a couple grills.

    We didn't get pics of them but, here is one of the landing.

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    Jealous yet?
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  7. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Mr Munch set up his hammock right behind me. He let me have the better view. I like to think he just wanted to admire me.

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    Right in front of me is a mini landing for swimmers. The water is shallow and clear. I bet it's a lot of fun in the summer. Mr Munch tried to wade a little, but he didn't stay long. Brrrrr!

    Well, that's all I have for now.

    We hope to see you out there.
    Love Bella,
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  8. fryloc

    fryloc n00b

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    Thank you for the great thread.My wife and I have been making a trip to gulf shores for the past 10 years,love it down there,its so different than the Midwest.
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  9. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    I’m glad you took the time to read the adventures of mr munch. We are even more happy that you enjoyed it. We’ll keep posting. Hope you keep reading. In the mean time....

    Hope to see you out there.
    Love Bella,
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