After the work week in Scottsboro, we spent a few days at Thunder Canyon Campground in Ider, AL. We lucked out and were able to get the coveted bamboo forest campsite. In the cooler mornings, we enjoyed helping with a few projects around the campground and exploring the canyon. On this visit, about a half hour drive away, we discovered a quaint little restaurant called The Hatter Cafe in Mentone, Alabama. This is an Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant. We had to visit as Charlie is a fan of Lewis Carroll. Doggy guests are welcome on the porch. We had a delicious meal and lovely night out as a family. According to Trooper, the best part of trip was celebrating his birthday. On July 17, Trooper turned 9 years old. Please join us in wishing Trooper a wonderful new year in his life!