Wednesday – March 12, 2014
Green Eggs and Ham IV Casita Rally
Gunter Hill COE Campground
Last night we had a steady rain throughout the night, here at the Gunter Hill Campground in Montgomery, Alabama. The morning began with an overcast sky and a few sprinkles of rain. As the day progressed the weather cleared a bit providing brief glimpses of sunshine. Thus began the official opening of the Green Eggs & Ham IV Casita Trailer Rally. This is the fourth year this event is being held. The Rally begins on Wednesday, March 12, and ends on Saturday, March 15. The total attendance is projected to be in excess of 70 trailers, comprised of Casita’s, Scamp’s, Bigfoot’s and other makes of trailers.
The Rally Activity Board lists a variety of events and topics:
- Daily Breakfast (for those who wish to participate)
- Nightly Music Festival (performed by participants at the Rally)
- Chili Dump (Wednesday night)
- Casita Care Clinic (Thursday morning)
- Talk on Trip to Alaska (Thursday afternoon)
- Group Outing to a Local Restaurant (Thursday evening)
- Gumbo (Friday night)
- Open House Tour on Saturday (some Rally participants agree to show their trailers)
- Pot Luck (Saturday evening)
Gunter Hill is a beautiful campground, with spacious campsites dispersed throughout an open wooded area. It is one of many COE campgrounds located throughout the Alabama River Lakes Region. This region is a fisherman’s paradise. Large populations of catfish, crappie and bass provide an adventure for anglers of all ages.
There are two campground loops in the Gunter Hill Campground: Antioch and Catoma. Antioch closes for the winter and reopens on March 1. Catoma is open all year. There are 146 total campsites, 71 in the Antioch Loop and 75 in the Catoma Loop. The Antioch Loop has gravel pads with electric and water hookups at each campsite. The Catoma Loop has very long concrete pads with full hookups (electric, water, sewer) at each campsite. Both loops have nicely appointed restroom facilities with flush toilets, hot showers and laundry facilities. There are two washers and dryers in each facility, $1.00 fee for each. There is a dump station in each campground loop.
Late afternoon arrived with windy weather and dropping temperatures. A cold front is approaching this area of Alabama, with the temperature expected to dip into the low thirties tonight. The high for tomorrow is forecast to be in the low to mid-fifties with sunny skies and a zero percent chance of precipitation. Although it will be a bit cooler than we would like, it still is better than the weather back home in the Northern Illinois area.
Time to retire for the evening and turn on our electric heater to make our Casita nice and cozy!
Tomorrow another adventure begins.