Motoring throughout the South, with its verdant vegetation on either side of the highway, brings pleasure to the senses. Alabama is no exception. From historic landmarks to grandiose mountains and gardens, Alabama is resplendent in its lushness.
The United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville is the jewel of the state. Here, the space aficionado can enter a world of excitement as he views the exhibits and other attractions that illustrate how the rockets, which launched men and women into space, were developed. A short drive away is Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville, which were inhabited by early American Indians. The cave runs over a mile and has unique stalagmite creations and an actual primeval tooth of a shark. Hear the soothing sounds of Mystery River throughout the cave.
Only a short drive from Huntsville, a one-of-a-kind experience awaits. The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, where a full city block, that houses unclaimed cargo and luggage, is a junker’s paradise. All kinds of unclaimed merchandise, spanning many stories, are available for those seeking unusual, and sometimes valuable, items. You never know what you might find! A perfect way to load up some unusual finds is in a Class A toy hauler, which has extra storage space for your windfall. There is no way that an RV can fail you on a trip such as this regardless of whether it is a gas RV or a diesel RV.
Motorhomes make this kind of trip a true treasure because they provide the freedom to buy or not, and have the added benefit of camping on Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro. Not only do you have access to a unique shopping opportunity, but also fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and duck hunting. This is a perfect spot to venture into more rugged environs with an RUV (recreational utility vehicle) and explore nature in its raw state.
White, sandy beaches await you in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach at the southern border of the Gulf of Mexico. Soak up the sun as you enjoy water sports, walking trails, and golfing. For those who have a hankering for the open waters, a deep-sea fishing venture awaits you. You may find a place to park your motorhome along the Gulf and enjoy the scenery from its coziness.
A trip to Montgomery, the Capital, is a must-do. Historical sites include the Hank Williams Museum, the Civil Rights Memorial, Rosa Parks Library, Alabama State Capitol building, and the Dexter Parsonage Museum, which was the home of Dr. Martin Luther King. Fun things for the kids include Old Alabama Town, a mile from Montgomery. 19th century buildings have been restored to give a sense of how early Alabamans lived and worked. Exhibits and walking tours insure the visitor a realistic experience.
In Birmingham, visit the 9,000 acre Oak Mountain State Park and take in biking, hiking and horseback riding. Two fishing lakes, a recreational lake for pedal boats and canoes, a swimming area and a boat launch provide all you could possibly want. There is also an 18-hole golf course for the golfer in the family. RVs are welcome, so you can have the luxury of dining in the comfort of a Class A motorhome or a Class C motorhome, or you can take advantage of the many picnic sites for that out- of- doors feeling.
Alabama will enchant you.