Thursday, February 6, 2014

Red Chair Travels to Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast

Man it feels good to be in South Alabama and at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast! With all the traveling I have done, this is a wonderful place to just slow down and relax! So when I get settled in my room...that is what I am going to do! I hear we have a big day planned for tomorrow!


Well, after having a wonderful breakfast with the other guests, Laura (innkeeper) shared with me the plans for the day...


We started out with a trip to the beautiful Gantt Lake. There is something about water that is so relaxing. These are a few shots she took of me while I was enjoying the view... She told me there are over 21 miles of natural shoreline. Wow, it is beautiful!




We left the lake (sad, sad) and was driving down the road and I caught a glimpse of this old building. We turned around so I could get a better look. Such a classic!




Driving down the country roads the fields were so pretty. Big, wide open fields. Again, I could not resist... this is me in a pecan grove. I know this area is really pretty in the summer. If I had a hammock a n d... ok, I'm back from my day dream.lol



Back in town we headed for the museum. I was fascinated with the old buildings. This is an old filling station and the post office. I was kicked back. Do I look like an old man sitting on the porch?


That was our adventure for the first day. We went back to the B&B where Ricky and Laura showed me around their inn, chapel and reception center. If I could find me a man, I'd sure get married here! Well sir, I believe I have found me one! :) I think I will tie the knot at Sweet Gum Bottom!



I am calling it a day for today! Lot of action and besides, I am on my honeymoon starting now! :)

Good morning Sunshine we are off on another exciting adventure. We are going to Boggs and Boulders! This is going to be fun! It is over 1000 acres of dirt trails for atvs, jeeps and just about any off road vehicle. I wonder if a chair counts? hum? I think so! Here we are looking at the volcano, not doing that!


 NOT doing this either! Get me down from here! I'm going to look at the cave. Very cool!


Wheeeee, this is fun!


I am worn out! This was so much fun. I am coming back here! Now, one more stop for the day. They say that this old jail in Andalusia is haunted. The ghostbusters have even been here and documented it. So, off we go to jail. Laura and I walked up the steps (can you say creepy) and peered in the window. That was enough for ME. I'm getting out of here... run!


I'll look from here! No closer, please.


We are calling it a day! And what a fun day it was.
 
 

Wish I had a few more days to hang around, though. This is a cute little town and it has a true gem in Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast. Nice, friendly innkeepers and beautiful place. Hope to return one day!

Ricky and Laura Oswald Innkeepers
You can read more details of my visit to Sweet Gum Bottom on our blog. http://blog.sweetgumbottom.com/
Photography by Bruce Fizzell Photography
http://www.brucefizzellphoto.com/
Thanks Bruce for taking my picture,
Red~

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