TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Monday, April 2, 2012

PIC OF THE WEEK - ALABAMA RIVER

Looking back on my Spring riding pictures from last year, I couldn't help but notice how Harley and I would always gravitate toward water.  In doing so, I've collected quite a few "dam" pictures!  Alabama is blessed is rivers and lakes and we always found ourselves including them in our ride. 

ALABAMA RIVER


ROBERT F. HENRY LOCK AND DAM

We took the Jeep up around Lake Martin this past weekend and scoped out some campgrounds and talked about future purchases.  We are torn between a camper or a boat.  Hmmm... I'm really wondering how we can do both! 

Now you know why we keep an active lottery ticket every week.  We need to get lucky!

Have a great week everybody!

Lady R (Di)

18 comments:

Webster World said...

Bet it would be nice to do both. One or the other would still be nice. Oh hell get a house boat or a pontoon...cheat with a tent and Webber grill.

Trobairitz said...

hmmm can you camp on the boat? Dual purpose.....

Raftnn said...

Tough choice...I would go with boat.

John Evans said...

Beautiful countryside in those images. 'Bama may have this advantage: great scenery that not a whole lot of people take notice of, leaving it all to yourself.

A lottery ticket -- that's what I forgot to get today!!

Lady R (Di) said...

Webster...

We used to have a pontoon with a tent enclosure. We are seriously considering that again, but we don't want to be restricted to locations. With a camper, we can go many places!

Still pondering...
Lady R (Di)

Lady R (Di) said...

Trobairitz...

We are leaning waaaay that way...

When I get out my old photos of our boat, it does make me a bit melancholy.

Hmmmmm...

Lady R (Di)

Lady R (Di) said...

Raftnn...

The boat is getting more votes, for sure. It's definitely the fun way to go, especially during the southern summer heat!

How does Capt. Di sound? tee hee!

Lady R (Di)

Lady R (Di) said...

John...

I've always said we have the most beautiful country roads around. When you get away from the concrete cities with all it's cars and structures... cruising the country side is like enjoying a little slice of heaven.

Alabama IS beautiful!

Thanks for reading Southern Comfort,
Lady R (Di)

Webster World said...

Guess I'll admitt to something I've never admitted. For those years I lived in Marietta I would never go swimming in a lake or river. You know the story haahaa about the guy skiing and hit a pack of moccasin's and the water just churned. Well I fell for it. Then again I figured if it happened it would be me. Is that not but silly?

bobskoot said...

Lady Di:

I would go for the camper. You can go out into the woods. you can travel to far off lands. Much more versatile to go more places and you could put a row boat on top, or a self inflating dinghy somewhere.

I think with a boat you need a trailer and you go up and down the same river to the same places. Your cruising range is limited by the size of your gas can

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Willy D said...

Get a tractor inner-tube and a sleeping bag. Real cheap. No Lottery ticket needed.

Lady R (Di) said...

Webster,

You're not the only one! Our best (and biggest!) buddy is afraid to swim in the lake. If he can't see bottom, he doesn't go in.

I, on the other hand, love to tie a rope to my foot and just float along beside the boat... without a care in the world. Ahhhhh...

Lady R (Di)

Lady R (Di) said...

Bobskoot,

We used to carry extra gas with us, to keep us from paying high marina prices. Rivers and lakes (most of them anyway) are similar to highways, whereas they have marinas along the way to replenish your fuel. The only catch to that is... cost. They charge much more than the road side stations.

Our problem with a camper is... we bought the Jeep first without thinking of towing capability. We're kind of stuck on size limitation, which cuts into the comfort level... still a lot to think about.

The key phrase here... still thinking! Got to get more funds first!!

Lady R (Di)

Lady R (Di) said...

Willy D...

Hot damn! Now that I have! Let the camping begin!!

Thanks man... I needed that! :}

Lady R (Di)

Bucky said...

Well, why not get a small Class C RV and use it to tow a boat? Best of both worlds...
Just Sayin'

Adelle Laudan said...

I always dreamed of having an RV to travel. Great pics. I hopped over from IndieU, it looks like we might have a lot in common. Nice to 'meet' you.
~Ride On or Go Insane

Lady R (Di) said...

Bucky...

Lotto... lotto... lotto... just sayin'. LOL!!

Lady R (Di) said...

Adelle,

Welcome to Southern Comfort! I'll be over to visit your blog also.

Thanks for your comment!

Lady R (Di)