"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis
Stay away from the Greenwood Inn, the cheap pricing is tempting but you get what you pay for.....I have stayed there twice and I won't be going back again!! Good luck
HRCH Ashland's Dixieland Delight MH - "Dixie"
"When a good trainer stops learning about dogs, he stops being a good trainer." the late Gene Hill
"If you want to find out what kind of trainer you are, leave your transmitter in the truck." the late Rex Carr
All good comments, Demopolis has 3 decent places to stay
Comfort inn, best Western and the Days inn
The comfort inn and best western will not let you bring the dogs in, days inn has a small fee.
You could go up to Eutaw and stay at the Casino
Several good places to eat so you wont go without.
Cajons in Faunsdale is a short drive, only open on fri and sat night and it is a step back in time
Emmas on 43 s is a great hamburger place
The Train Wreck in Linden is good food also. Any of those places you can take your sidekick
To add to the warden story- the incident happened in 92, the warden and wife were killed along with 2 inmates trying to protect them. It did not happen in the WH but across the road in that grove of trees where many air a house set in there.
The state tore the house down after a period
The replacement warden - sonny Free did get a lab, given to him by Jeff Horsely and that started the whole business
Sonny is out of the sport now and somewhat sad as we dont remember him enough for what he gave us.
Thank jeff also the next time you see him.
Many others have contributed to the place being what it is today but Sonny was the first.
Come have a have a nice time and good luck
Thanks for all the replies got a place and hope to have a good time down there. And the story about the warden makes me realize once again we are not guaranteed tomorrow. So no matter where we stay I'm going to enjoy doing something I love. God bless!
Country Boy Retrievers
HRCH BM's Crank It Up Daisy QAA "Daisy"
Country Boys Locked n Loaded "Trigger"
The warden's old home is not the White House but rather the brick single story ranch house about a half mile away sitting by itself.
Dave - I don't remember the warden's house being in any location other than where it is now. I seem to recall that it was re-built but not that it was moved. Course with my strokes my memory gets hazy but I seem to recall running an HRC Started test between that grove and the entrance road with a dog that would have run started in the early 90's. <shrug>
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WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy") ... as is her daughter
SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge