We drove around the city and came to the Woodrow Wilson Park, one of those beautiful city parks often seen in southern towns with a central water fountain and tree lined walkways.
Around the park a car show was being held and we strolled around looking at some interesting vehicles. An old rusty Dodge pick-up caught our eye.
The owner restorer told us that has been in possession of this heap for many years, using it for target practice with his gun until he decided to restore it. He won first place in his class. Another interesting vehicle was a 1935 Chevrolet with a Phaeton body sure looks different than our Phaeton!!
Leaving Florence we headed back towards Red Bay but stopped for a late lunch at a unique place, Rattlesnake Saloon.
We had heard about this place but this was our first visit. The Saloon is only opened on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon and evenings and Sunday afternnoon. Pulling into the area designated the Rattlesnake Saloon there was nothing that looked like a saloon. Horse trailers and barns with horses were close-by. Finally spying one of the horseman I asked about the whereabouts of the saloon and he directed us toward a pickup truck that would haul us down the road to the saloon.
The pickup was equipped with benches in the bed of the truck for us to sit on and the down a steep hill we went. The saloon is built in a cave.
There is a small dining room inside the saloon but a bigger dining area is outside in the cave.
We ate in the cave. The menu is mainly sandwiches and appetizers. We had burgers which are quite large but were really good. Fries or onion rings are served with the sandwiches. I ordered onion rings and Tom ordered fries and then we shared. Desserts are also available (apple fritters and deep fried cheese cake) but we passed on that. After eating we caught the pickup taxi service back up the hill and stopped into the souvenir store. A wood stairway goes down to an upper level of the cave and we walked down there and then back to the car to return to Red Bay.