GA: Winnie Rebels

GWR September Outing at River Rocks Landing

Our September outing in Gadsden, Alabama was delightfully hosted by the Genrich’s and Keeners who had arranged perfect weather for us all – we were outdoors practically the whole weekend! 6 campers and 12 members made their journey for a long weekend of fun: Lyn Brown, Dennis & Jean Harrison, Franklin & Margaret Jackson, Linda Tomsett, Don & Yolanda White, and hosts: Fred & Kathy Genrich, and John & Leslie Keener.

Group of people gathered outside Beans & Greens

Our events started Thursday late afternoon with a happy hour at the Genrich’s coach followed by a road trip to dinner that seemed to be very long and leading us to way out in the Alabama crop fields – but it was really only 16 miles away. The conversations going to Beans and Greens Restraunt were very different than the ones heading back to camp in each of our vehicles. “Where in the world are we going - ? Who found this place? How did they pick it?”……. “Oh my that was delicious and what a fair price too! And can you believe it included everything? It was all so very good!” I think we’ll all come back here again!

Person grilling as people socialize in the background.

Friday was Fred’s day to cook. The morning started early for him when he put a nice boston butt in his smoker and got us going with his Pancake Breakfast on the Blackstone – breakfast was excellent. After breakfast some of us took off for a morning hike around the Black Creek Trails around Noccalula Falls. We had a good long hike and we found the suspension bridge deep in the canyon, then trekked back up to our vehicles. 

Noccalula Falls

Group gathered on a bridge with trees in the background.

Some of us then went to taste some wine and enjoy the view at Wills Creek Vineyards.

Group gathered at a table with winery landscape in the background.

Lap swimming and floating around cooled us off at the River Rocks Landing pool before it was time to get dinner started. We had an early dinner and thoroughly enjoyed Fred’s pulled pork and accompanying side dishes and dessert. We introduecd “Chasing the Ace” game to Yolanda after dinner. Dennis and Margaret were the big winners Friday night!

Group playing cards at a table outside their motorhome.

Saturday was Kathy, Leslie, & John’s day to cook and they started us off with breakfast egg, sausage and cheesy grits quishe and apple sausage caserole. Our State Club meeting started at 9:33 AM, we talked a little business and adjourned after ~18 minutes. (I guess that is all we can take!) We took pictures of us all by our campers for the website, then a second hike took place around James D. Martin Wildlife Park which was right across the main road from where we were camped. I think we hiked/walked ~ 3 miles? We saw lots of turtles, egrets, a blue heron, beautiful water flowers. Then went to check out the Back Forty Beer Company for a taste and T-shirts. We relaxed in the pool again with more laps – swimming laps helps the host’s back – in case you wondered. We had a delicious Lasagna dinner with french bread smothered in garlicy butter, salad and ice cream & toppings for dessert. Ice cream is good on everything – even rhubarb pie! We played Chase the Ace again, and tonight’s big winners were Leslie and Yolanda!

Thank you from the Genrich’s & Keeners for joining us – we had a lot of fun hosting and hope y’all had as much fun as we did. We all look forward to next month’s outing in Franklin, NC with the Wheelers & Eubanks!


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