With the Memorial Day weekend approaching in Red Bay, Alabama we could finally get out and about for a little exploring. It is nearly impossible to do anything during the work week because there is always a possibility of receiving a call from Tiffin to show up a maintenance bay ASAP. In most cases a call is received the day before but often when finding themselves ahead of schedule they will call the next person in the queue to come on over. There’s no way we would risk losing our precious place in line!
That weekend we drove up to Florence to play a round of disc golf and do a little grocery shopping. We pulled into the McFarland Park Disc Golf Course in Florence, AL and each grabbed our favorite three discs to head out for a nice round of golf. It was certainly great to see green again since all we see in Red Bay at the Allegro Campground is asphalt and gravel….
McFarland Park Disc Golf Course is located along the Tennessee River and is very green and lush. It is certainly a great location for a disc golf course and this one is a nice one, albeit a long course. It took us a couple of hours and our round was complete.
Another day we headed southeast to Tupelo Mississippi. We have visited both Florence and Tupelo several times before in the past so we have seen all the sights already in these locations therefore this Memorial Day Weekend was about getting out for a little exercise while having fun. As a result our trip to Tupelo was also to play disc golf at Veterans Park.
This course was much shorter than the one we played in Florence but makes up for it in how challenging it is because of how much elevation comes into play. This course rewards precision and accuracy two things that neither Sharon nor I excel in… however it was a really fun course to play.
No trip in this area would be complete without a trip to the iconic Road Treat the Rattlesnake Saloon. It is a one of a kind bar/restaurant actually built in a cave! Upon arrival after parking visitors can either wait for the cowboy shuttle (a guy in a pickup truck) or they can walk down the slope to the cave/bar. Taking the shuttle is an experience in itself because of the steep winding downslope to the cave. We highly recommend taking it at least once if you have never been here. It’s a treat for sure. As a side note, be sure to bring ID because everyone is carded!
We walked down and luckily found a couple of empty chairs. Alcohol is not served until after 5 pm but that was fine by us since we also wanted to see the live music slated to start at 6:30. We really enjoy visiting this little road treat and we certainly enjoyed our adult beverages while listening to the lively local band.
With our Memorial Day weekend over, it will be back to Tiffin time to await our call for the remaining repairs…
Note: We are still in Red Bay Alabama…