Lake Martin, Alabama, is the place to be on Labor Day.
What else would you expect me to say? I sell real estate here at Lake Martin. But the truth it the truth.
Here are a few things to do, a few events around Lake Martin for Labor Day 2015. Keep in mind, they are not in order of importance, just order as they come to mind. If you want the best way to keep up with Lake Martin events, and an easy way to find the restaurants, shops, and landmarks I mention, download my FREE APP here.
Lake Martin Labor Day Weekend To Do list:
Friday Night On the Green – at Russell Crossroads
Saturday Pancake Breakfast – at Russell Crossroads
Saturday Lunch into Afternoon – watch football at The Landing at Parker Creek
The above are all pretty easy spots to find. Are you up for more of a challenge?
If so, then pierce the mysteries of NOCR – North Of Chimney Rock, that is. There is a movement among its adherents that NOCR is always the choice of the Lake Martin fan with discriminating tastes. It’s been described as “the non-palooza side of the lake.”
So I will announce a few of its treasures with decided non-palooza vagueness. No websites. No hashtags:
An alternative to all of this is to go on a boat ride, 1970s style. In the 1970s, little grasshoppers, there were no cell phones. There were no land line phones, either, pretty much, because there was no sense in paying for service (and leasing a phone) for only half of the year. So when we went to see friends, we could not call them to see if they were there ahead of time. We just drove over there, totally without notice and without a sound track. We were also probably drinking real Cokes, too.
Downside – yes, there were strikeouts. But the upside is that when you found someone at home, it was a real treat. As the person who is potentially being visited, I can tell you it is great. Back in the 70s, when you saw another boat driving towards you in your slough, well, it was better than a package from Amazon.