We arrived at McFarland Campground in Florence, Alabama around lunch. We noticed right away there were tons of sites available but as we got closer we realized ALL the sites were available because they were closed. What a disappointment!! It seems as though there had been some heavier rains earlier and the water levels were getting a bit too high and they closed the park until the levels dropped. So we decided to just stop right there and picnic right beside the Tennessee River!!
Joe Wheeler State Park is only about 26 miles from McFarland Campground so we decided to give Joe Wheeler a try. We drove to Joe Wheeler State Park and got a site that backs up to the river. This is a nice woodsy state park that sits way off the highway so it is very quiet and peaceful.
|Taken inside from our back window|
After getting all set up we walked around and took a few pictures and sat outside for awhile. Unfortunately the laundry was calling to me....it had been awhile since I had done the laundry and it was becoming a necessity!! So we drove to the laundry facility and discovered a very nice, clean laundry room. There are three washing machines (one was out of order) and two very large commercial dryers. I was able to use the two washers and get our laundry done pretty quickly.
Tomorrow morning we plan to backtrack toward Florence, Alabama so we can catch the Natchez Trace for our drive to Hohenwald. It is no secret...we love this parkway. And why not...we have all day to arrive at the Oliver sales office. They have a couple places at the sales office where you can park your Oliver and hook up to electric and water. As Pete ( Pete and the Wonder Egg) put it....it's an exclusive, members only campground in Hohenwald, Tennessee!! So we are looking forward to our trip up the Natchez toward Hohenwald tomorrow and arriving at The Mothership
Thanks for stopping by!!!