We started out the day early packing up and departing from Suwannee River State Park before 8am. We stopped at a rest area just north of Dothan, AL for lunch when I discovered I had lost one of are buddy hubs off my trailer axel requiring a repair. Fortunately for us I carry extra hubs just in case this might happen. However it was a struggle to install a new one as the fit is so tight you need a special tool.
We called ahead and as luck would have it got in touch with a trailer parts dealer who had the special tool we needed to install the hub. Hopefully we will not have any future mechanical problems as we venture down the road. Special thanks to Arron Palmer at Trailer World just outside Ozark, AL who kindly helped us solve our problem. I am sending a link to my blog to Arron so he can follow our trip. Arron loves cats just like us and has a beautiful big gray cat who keeps him company in his office.
We arrived at Rickwood Caverns campground in Warrior, AL after traveling well over 400 miles. After such a long road trip we were ready to bed down for the evening. Rickwood Caverns is a lovely state park just north of Birmingham, AL located on a high ridge surrounded by a lush grove of pine trees. It has an Olympic size swimming pool which closed just after we arrived sadly. There are many large boulders scattered around the grounds with a few arrears that are fenced off with black holes leading to the many caverns that dot this area. In the morning we plan to take an early tour of the cave system which we are told is quite impressive. I will describe out tour when I post a new blog from our next destination, Village Creek State Park in Wynne, Arkansas.