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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Red Bay, AL

These are views of the Tennessee River in Decatur, AL. This has been an eventful week here in Red Bay, AL at the Service Facility for Tiffin Motorhomes. My last entry told about our drive to beat the snow. Now it is Friday and it is 75 degrees and beautiful sunshine – But first I must take you back to Monday.

Our Lexus battery decided it didn't like it in the cold Alabama weather so we decided to drive the 30 miles to the nearest WalMart to have a new battery installed while I did some necessary shopping. To make a long story short, I'll just say the mechanics installed the new battery hooking up the terminals backwards which fried the electrical system. Doug was the one who figured out what the problem was but by them the damage was done. So they tried to figure out what damage was done for about an hour. Finally, Doug called Lexus who called for a flatbed tow truck. Now keep in mind we are in rural NW Alabama so it took an hour for the tow truck to arrive and another hour for Enterprise car rental to get a rental car to us. Once we had our rental, we had to drive east an hour and half to the Lexus dealer to get all of our stuff out of the car since the windows were stuck in the half down position. Then we drove the 2 hours west back to Red Bay where the motorhome was parked. It took a day and half to fix the problem. Then we retraced our route back to Huntsville to the Lexus dealer and picked up the car. It is good we had the time to kill while they were working on the motorhome and we were waiting for Chris Berry to build new cabinets for in our motorhome. Such is life!

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