Secret beds and mobile seniors


By Vicki Scott

It does not take a trip to Tennessee to appreciate the changing colors in the trees in these parts. North Alabama is blessed with many things, including beautiful foliage. With my new seniors on my mind, I thought it would be a great time to take my Dadeville seniors on a trip to my old stomping grounds in Glencoe.

The seniors are almost onboard. It helps that we have someone in our group from the Attalla area. I told them it would be an overnight trip if we played bingo at 1 p.m., and they soon realized I was thinking about taking them to George Wallace Senior Center to visit. They wanted to visit but not overnight. I mentioned trying to do bingo around 10 a.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday. They liked the idea if they could visit Noccalula Falls after a big rain so the falls will be roaring. I myself would be looking forward to the train ride.

If we have an agreeable group and everything works out as planned, my new seniors will get to meet all the people who trained, transformed, and blessed me along with the place that owns a piece of my heart. The trip is about two and a half hours one way. Most of the trip will be spent traveling but I think it will be worth it. Whatever is God’s will, I pray He will allow me to how both groups off.

My friend from the Attalla area is trying to convince the majority of the Dadeville seniors to stay the night. The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge in Leesburg is located on top of Lookout Mountain, and the view is breathtaking. I know they would love it. We used to stay there before we moved to Glencoe. The lodge serves a full breakfast in the morning. When Matthew McConaughey filmed a movie in the area, I heard that he stayed at The Secret. I’m convinced he stayed in the same room we stayed in. The view was spectacular. Hopefully, my new seniors would like to enjoy this as well.

If nothing else, we could pop in at the George Wallace Senior Center and say “Hello.” Rain or shine, I would also love for them to see Noccalula Falls and possibly walk under the falls, but we could just look. In all these scenarios, my new seniors will enjoy beautiful foliage, good food and fellowship. I will anyway. Stay safe, y’all!

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