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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Arrival Maxwell Gunther AFB-Montgomery AL

15 April 2016

A 4 hour drive via IH 10 to IH 65  to our home for the next 2 weeks, Maxwell Gunther AFB  in Montgomery AL.

This is our first visit here and we have many sites to visit within a 150 mile radius. Our last visit to Alabama we stayed in Pensacola and visited historic sites near Mobile.

The base dates back to the Wright Bros flying school in 1910. Today, it is home to more than 12,500 active duty, reserve, civilian and  contractor personnel. It is home to the 42nd Air Base Wing ,Air University and 908th Airlift Wing.

The campground is near a lake with kayak and canoe rentals, large pull thru concrete sites with full hookups set among large trees, sports fields and adjacent to the flight line. Some sites are open with no obstruction for satellite. We are in site #49. Other sites are among the large live oaks. Wi-Fi is spotty and they are working on this. On thing missing are some Deer.

Maxwell Gunther AFB FamCamp

Site #49

Lake View

Alabama is steeped in Civil War History having seceded  from the Union in 1861. It was in Montgomery that same year that the CSA was formed, a new provisional constitution adopted and Montgomery chosen as the new provisional capital and Jefferson Davis elected president.Some of  the last battles of the Civil War were fought on Alabama soil.

On another note: While we were at Shields in Gulfport, saw a closet organizer tip on FOX that made a lot of sense.

It involves using metal shower curtain rings and hanging 3-4 hangers on each ring. So I went over to the Exchange and bought 2 packages. Have been trying for 7 years to conserve space in our small closet. Works really well. Would recommend wire hangers as they are less bulky than the plastic ones.

Another day of rain, but tomorrow looks sunny and warmer.

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