Sunday, September 6, 2015

Rattlesnake Saloon

It has been quiet here in Red Bay the past couple of days, even more quiet than usual. Anyone who had a place to go for Labor Day weekend has bugged out, while we who are left sit and wait.

But last night we got away with friends Abner and Beatrice for a few hours to visit the Rattlesnake Saloon, about 19 miles away in nearby Tuscumbia, Alabama. The saloon nestles into a cave that was originally used for raising hogs. Later on it became a local attraction that could host trail riders, atv/motorcycle events, and chuck wagon races. The saloon got its name from a nest of rattlesnakes that was found when the cave was cleaned out.

When we arrived there were horses and RVs everywhere. We bypassed the saloon taxi to walk down to the cave, although we rode it back to the parking lot at the end of the evening. It was a wild ride up the hill!
The cave was pretty impressive and the place was packed. We snagged the last four seats available together and had a nice view of the cave.
The music was good! The evening passed quickly as we shared stories with our friends. The food was good, too, although it was rather slow getting to us. But it was worth the wait.  Bob and I had some of the best onion rings we've ever tasted, along with some tasty sandwiches.

The a Rattlesnake Saloon is only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and you'd better have I.D. if you want a beer because they card everyone coming in.

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