Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Friday Night in Red Bay

Our last evening in Red Bay we decided to go to the Rattlesnake Saloon for dinner.  It is not in Red Bay.  In fact it is about 22 miles away in Tuscumbia, AL.
The Rattlesnake Saloon is a regular hangout of locals and RVers like ourselves that spend time in Red Bay.  It is definitely a unique and 'one of a kind' place.

The Rattlesnake Taxi was waiting for us when we pulled into the parking lot.  You can walk down to the bottom of the hill, but taking the taxi is more fun.
The drive down is a bit steep but that adds to the experience.

Most tables are set up outside under the opening of a large cave.  It is really a fascinating place.
The band sets up in the middle and there were about 15 tables and a area for dancing.  On one end of the cave is the entrance to the saloon and bar.  You can also eat inside.  But most don't.
 It is very well done.  And off to one side is a porch/over flow area of folks to hang out with some great scenery and flowers.

Things were a bit slow on the dance floor until two couples got up and did the two-step.
 (I think it was the two-step but ?)
I didn't get the name of the band, but they were pretty good.
It was fun to sit there and listen.  We had some pretty good bar food, too.  Pam and I had the hamburger which hit the spot.

After a couple of hours, we boarded the taxi for the return trip up the hill and stopped off at the gift shop.
We didn't see anything we couldn't do without, but it has a good supply of T-Shirts and hats and other stuff.

Fun night and a good way to spend our last night in Red Bay.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time...

14 comments:

  1. You do find some of the neatest places to eat. Looks like it was a fun way to spend the evening. Safe travels is your fixed up rig. I had wondered how long that wood was going to last the second time. Plastic seems like a much better fix for a wet area.

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    1. Plastic definitely better. Hated to have to have it done again but appreciated the fact that Tiffin picked up the tab.

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  2. What a great way to spend you last night there.

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    1. Glad we got to go. It was a beautiful summer evening.

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  3. yep it is the only highlight of visiting Red Bay...

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    1. We always enjoy going. Seems as if there are plenty of interesting people there and we learn something every time.

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  4. Now that was quite a unique place to go. I bet the acoustics were very good with that rock overhang.

    I guess we'll miss out on Red Bay because we have a Winnebago... ;c)

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    1. No need to miss out - Now and then we see other brands in the 'Allegro Campground' and the factory tour is worth the trip. btw - we have been to Forest City and liked the Winnebago museum and factory tour.

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  5. I have heard about this place before. We need to get there even without needing needing to go to Red Bay.

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    1. Yes plus the Factory Tour at Red Bay at 9:30 every day is about the best the is in the industry. Really informative and you get to get up close to the assembly line.

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  6. The Saloon was a lot less active when we were there in February.

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    1. I don't think we have been there that time of year, but it is real busy in June and was back in September when we went there for the first time 19 months ago.

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  7. That looks really cool . . . something fun for passing the time while you are in for service!

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    1. Definitely a change of pace and worth the drive out there.

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