Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Camping in the Alabama Mountains, Part 1

Sweet hubby and I so enjoyed our short camping trip to Desoto State Park.  This is my favorite place to go in the Fall.  We missed the peak leaf season but it was still beautiful!

We ventured into the nearby "town" of Mentone on the second day of our vacation. Twenty-nine years ago, Neil and I spent our honeymoon here. Hope you can catch a glimpse of the fun personality of this little mountain town from some of my pics.

A Mentone home


The Shops

Another Art Shop

Mentone, a place the Great God built,
Up near the sunlit sky,
There life is new and friends are true
And days too quickly fly;
Where wearied souls regain their power
And sorrows leave in the night.
Where peace is born with each new morn,
A haven of joy and delight.

Sidney Lanier Gibson

Post linked to:  Outdoor Wednesday


  1. I have often wanted to go there. Now I know I will have to cause it looks like a sweet little town.

  2. Good Morning Sherry Sweetie...
    What a wonderful time you and DH had going camping, and spending a little time shopping. I would have so loved to have visited these shops right along with you. I bet they had beautiful things for sale. I can't wait to see if you were able to take pictures inside. Scott's Happy Art intrigues me.

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. The church was so delightful. I tell you nothing like traveling to the hills to see REAL beauty. I love it. Thank you SO much for sharing and I so look forward to Part 2.

    Happy Thanksgiving Sweetie. Many hugs, Sherry

  3. Looks like a great place to visit! Happy Thanksgiving:@)

  4. Hi Sherry,

    What an interesting and qaint little town, right here in "Sweet Home Alabama". Thank you for sharing it with us.


  5. I love the rustic buildings and it looks like you had a good time. Happy Thanksgiving♥O

  6. Sherry! What a lovely retreat! I enjoyed all the photos and the poem!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. That it is about the neatest place I have seen in a long time.I never heard of it, but would truly love to go there. I will leave the camping to you and hubby, and I will take in the little town shops.

  8. Believe....looks like a "sweet" place to visit. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joyce M

  9. Oh this is great! Love the pics and looks fun.

    barbara jean

  10. OMG this place is so pretty. What is that blue bell ice cream? Did you try it? Love love the place. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Outdoor Wednesday

  11. I do not think that I have been to Ft. Payne before, but I have been to some mountain areas in Alabama. The pictures of Mentone are great advertisements for the area. St. Joseph's looks interesting enough to warrant a trip. The last I spent time in the Alabama mountains was many years ago and it was near Clouldland Canyon on the Georgia-Alabama line.

  12. I love all the different buildings, so nice. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Kim,
    Blue Bell ice cream must be a Southern thing but it's the next best thing to homemade.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine


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