Sept. 11 – Horsehoe Bend & Tuskegee

This morning, we found out what happens when a dump station is almost full with black water and you try to empty your tanks! It wasn’t the most disgusting thing either of us has ever seen but we’ll be very happy if we never have to deal with such a crappy situation again 😉

We spent a half hour bleaching everything, then drove farther up the mountain to one of the Cheaha State Park landmarks, Bald Rock. There was a nice boardwalk built into the woods that brought us out to the rock and a sweeping view of the surrounding area.

After descending the mountain from the opposite side, we drove to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and Tuskegee Airman National Historic Site, both in Alabama, The Battle of Horseshoe Bend was fought during the War of 1812 and the Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American aviators in the United States Armed Forces. Both sites were fascinating and we were happy to add them to our national parks passports.

After 9 days on the road, we finally found a Flying J rest area to spend the night! We just ran out of clean laundry and were able to do it at the Flying J while we munched on fries from Denny’s and watched the end of Back to the Future in the truckers lounge.

Tomorrow, we are headed to Pensacola, where we plan on visiting the Gulf Islands National Seashore and camping at Fort Pickens Campground. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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