Arriving in Green Turtle bay marks the halfway point of the Rivers connecting Chicago to Mobile Alabama. I was super excited to get here because, from what I was told, the upper section is the toughest and we are now done with that! YES!! This marina is a looper favorite and I just wanted to sit still for a few days. From here we will be on Kentucky Lake, which is supposed to be beautiful. When we leave here we will make our way up the Tennessee River to Chattanooga. Right now I cannot think about leaving. I need a break!! This next stretch doesn’t seem as stressful or difficult. 🙏🏻
Poolside docktails with fellow loopers.
This place is a looper favorite and I know why. It was a nice marina that had everything a looper needed. They offered a golf cart shuttle into town, golf cart rentals to cruise yourself, a courtesy car to run errands, a nice spa, a yacht club for a gourmet dinner, a bar/restaurant for dancing drinks and fun, a ship store for supplies and even services for people with boating issues. Thankfully our issues were resolved.
There are little green turtles but I did not manage to get a photo! 🐢
The town had a restaurant called T. Lawsons. Turned out Mr. Lawson built a historic house and was the first home around with electricity and running water. He invested in copper right before the Copper Boom of the late 1800’s. His Original house was still there restored. The food was incredible. Best shrimp and grits!!
This is his Victorian house. Very cool!
There was also a settlement called Pattys. Part of it had burned down but it was a good spot to walk around and see the original homesteads now turned boutiques.
Loved these bird houses made from old wood. I would have bought them all is there were for sale!
We planned 4 nights here but a lot of our friends are staying much longer. After a few days I was ready to move on, but it was a great stop. I got a massage which was nice.
We meet friends at the Thirsty turtle and danced. It was so much fun and I was ringing wet. This humidity is really awful and takes some getting used to. This area is getting hit with a heat wave also. Lucky us! 🥵
Laurie, Jodi and I asked about making a bonfire on the beach because we weren’t hot enough. We had seen the beach with a fire pit and knew other loopers had done this. The marina gave us permission and they set up a huge metal ring and we had quite a fire. A lot of people came and it was a great night.
It was hard to leave but we got places to see! Bye Bye famous Green Turtle. You were a favorite stop to date!!