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Travel Blogs from Florence
... Friend Linda and we chose to visit Helen Keller's birthplace. We toured the main house and the smaller structure, where Helen and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, had a classroom. We also saw the pump, where Helen was taught her first word: water. Others chose to tour the music studios, where the Muscle Shoals Blues Sound originated. An amazing array of musicians ...
... one of the many followers of Jens' blog of last year and as a fellow-adventurer was invited to join the road trip of this year.
Jens arrived in Chicago on April 4, and the next several weeks were spent at Jayne's house in Winthrop Harbor, IL, buying additional supplies and getting organized - and waiting for warm weather.
Finally, in desperation for warmer weather, the ...
... side, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals, plus Florence which sits just across the Tennessee river. Together they've been responsible for some serious talent and of course, the famous Muscle Shoals sound that helped shape Soul, RnB about Rock & Roll.
I Visited FAME studios which was a huge thrill. Some of the biggest stars Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Etta James, Clarence Carter and others ...
... in his floating office and then puttered around the boat. The man cannot sit still. It was cold enough that a big crock pot of steak chili seemed a good idea. And it was. Yummmmmm.
The wind has yet to let up. The weather station said it should have died down by 4 pm central time but it is still blowing pretty hard. Lots of water slapping against the hull. Tonight's temperature is supposed to drop to the twenties. We will definitely have to leave on the heat. We also had ...
... I wish I was a little more familiar with ducks and such. I was able to identify the flock of pelicans we passed in Decatur. I had no idea they came this far from the coast line.
We soon left behind the hills and mountains as the Tennessee River coursed through Alabama. During this portion of the journey, the river was wide and flat but meandered pleasantly for many, many miles. There was very little in the way of wind or boat ...
Other places to stay in Florence
800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence | 3 star hotelfrom $198
505 South Court Street, Florence | 2 star hotelfrom $97
2281 Florence Blvd, Florence | 2 star hotelfrom $93
115 Ana Drive, Florence | 2 star hotelfrom $60
150 Etta Gray Drive, Florence | 2 star hotelfrom $81
400 South Court Street, Florence | Hotelfrom $54
180 Etta Gray Street, Florence | 2 star hotelfrom $114