Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I’m coming home to you

This famous song lyric might sound good on paper but when we arrived in Huntsville, AL this afternoon it was just barely above freezing and the skies were cloudy. So much for warm weather!!

We took our time getting ready to leave Kentucky this morning. We wanted to make sure any icy patches on I-65 had a chance to thaw – we knew there were some hills around Nashville. We were still giddy that we had dodged the blizzard that hit Indianapolis.

We did have a little glitch getting ready to go….the satellite dish was frozen in place from the ice/rain storm so when we pushed the button to automatically “stow” the dish for travel…it didn’t move. So Art had to get on the roof with a hair dryer, navigate the ice patches and thaw out the dish. We almost had to perform an “emergency” stow where you manually lower the dish unit with a wrench. However the ice thawed and the dish woke up and took care of business.

The drive down I-65 was busy but fairly uneventful. We stopped at the rest area north of Huntsville that has a couple of large rockets displayed to honor the high-tech rocket industry found in the city. Our campground is actually part of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center which we will be checking out during the next couple of days. During the summer they run Space Camps for kids to come learn about rocket propulsion. The fields around the campground often have groups of kids launching model rockets.

So for the next 3 days we will be checking out beautiful Huntsville….then onward to Pensacola.

Sweet Home Alabama. Turn it up!!!