At first, we weren’t sure how good the accommodations would be at a state park lodge in northern Alabama. After some searching on the Internet, we decided to give it a go – after all, five other couples would be joining us, and had made reservations there, too.
The lodge at Joe Wheeler State Park near Rogersville turned out to be much more than we anticipated. The 75-unit facility on the Tennessee backwaters was just fine for our three-day stay. It wasn’t the Ritz Carleton, of course, but it was much more than adequate. The rooms each had a large kitchenette and a small porch for guests to sit outside and survey the large marina. All rooms face the river.
If you’re a regular reader of this column, you may recall that we often travel to Alabama – my wife Martha’s home – to get together with many of her college classmates. This time, there were six couples – including us – who chose to spend three days together at the lodge, and then travel a short distance west to Florence for three more days at the University of North Alabama (their alma mater) homecoming.