Posted from Gunter Hill COE CG near Montgomery, AL (Click on Pics to Enlarge)
After leaving Red Bay we decided to drive a couple of hours east to
Huntsville, AL for two main reasons. First, we wanted to take a tour of the
Space and Rocket Center located in Huntsville and second Karen wanted to meet up
with a prior co-worker she met in an office back in Virginia. Denise now lives
in Huntsville, AL and we’ve been meaning to stop by on several of our trips thru
Huntsville, but something always prevented us from stopping in the past.
US Space and Rocket
Center Campground which is located within a 1/2 mile from the entrance to
the Space Center. This park has 30-amp only electrical and is getting a bit
dated, but there are plenty of trees and it seemed like a nice choice.
On the second day of camping here we began to have electrical problems. We
have a Progressive Industries EMS and it is designed to shut down power coming
into the coach when the voltage drops below 104 volts. This began happening
several times per hour even though we had all of the major appliances (AC, water
heater, battery charger, etc.) turned off in the coach. I didn’t like the
cycling of the rig’s transfer switch while this was occurring, so I started
talking to the neighbors about their power. I found that some folks had good
incoming power and some were getting low voltages. I believe we might have been
at the end of the run on our row. Although the choices of campgrounds around
the Huntsville area is not great, one neighbor stated that he had stayed at a
nice county park just northeast of Huntsville named Sharon
The drive back and forth to visit the Space Center was a breeze and this
campground was very quiet and away from the city. We will definitely stay here
again when visiting in the area.
Rosie’s Mexican Cantina in Huntsville for dinner. Another good
choice. The food was good and Karen and Denise got a chance to catch up on old
YOU for dinner Denise!
The next blog entry will talk about our exploration of the US Space and
Rocket Center and a day trip to Decatur for the Alabama Jubilee.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!