Travels with Bentley

Travels with Bentley
Bentley - our Heartland Bighorn

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Montgomery, AL

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Montgomery, AL

Dean wanted to get around early this morning so we could empty our gray water and waste tanks before it got busy so we didn’t have to wait in line so we packed up early and didn’t walk.  He had packed up several things yesterday while I was playing games so it went pretty quick.  We didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to many people before we left as not many were out of their rigs when we pulled over to the sewer outlets.

We had a long drive ahead of us today – almost 5 hours of driving.  We left the rally area at 9:40 and arrived at Gunter Hill Corps of Engineers Campground near Montgomery, AL at 2:29 P.M.  We were both pretty tired by the time we pulled into the campground.  We stopped at the office to get our campsite location and found our site would be #126.  They gave us directions and we headed to our site for the night, but when we arrived there was a truck and two boats in the site they had assigned us.  We called the office to let them know.  They told us someone would be right there.  When they arrived they were very apologetic and said they would find them and have them move it.  We asked if we could just take another site as there were two empty ones right near the original one we were assigned.  After making a call to the park ranger, he checked with the office and found one of the empty sites was open, so we moved to site #124.  It was a bit muddy towards the back, but we are only here for one night and there is no rain in the forecast.  At this point, all we wanted to do was get parked, set up and to rest for a bit.

And soon, that is what we were doing.  Dean turned on the TV and soon we were watching local channels for the area.

We had to drive into town and get fuel, make a stop at Wal-mart for a few groceries and while we were there we stopped at Applebee’s and had some dinner.  Once we returned to Bentley and I put up the groceries we set down to watch TV.  However, both of us struggled to stay awake and finally gave it up and headed to bed sometime after 9.

Gunter Hill has two campgrounds.  We were in the older section.  It was fine for an overnight stay.  The park attendant encouraged us to return and stay in the new section.  Each of the sites have concrete pads, full hookups and they are on the water.  Our site was level, however it could be muddy if there was any significant rain.  We had water and electric.  There was little TV or Verizon signal at this location.  

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