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Travel Blogs from Florence
... Trail of Tears in 1839. It took five long years, but she managed to leave Oklahoma and return by foot to her beloved land in Alabama.
We then rejoined the party at the Hasting house for a cookout of hot dogs and beer. It was a delightful end to a great reunion.
Shortly we will be leaving Florence and continuing our journey heading towards Mississippi.
Back in 1961-62 Jayne and Jens met at Zion-Benton Township High School in Zion, IL, USA. Jens was a foreign exchange student from Denmark. We had several classes together and became friends. Jayne visited Jens and his parents in 1965 in Copenhagen, but we then lost contact for the next 48 years. Jens travelled extensively in the US in the summer of 2013, and we met briefly in June. ...
... 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 ...
... the herbs off the flying bridge to keep them from freezing. We don't mind because it makes the enclosed bridge smell heavenly. We are kicking back right now with the wind howling, the boat rocking and the water slapping. It feels nice and cozy. While it was too windy to travel today we are determined to leave tomorrow and find warmer climates. Our goal is to lock down both Wheeler Dam and then Wilson Dam and spend the night on Pickwick Lake. Hopefully it will be smooth cruising.
We left Guntersville Marina this morning after pumping, dumping and filling up with water. Lucky for us, it was another gorgeous day with nary a cloud in sight. While the wind was a small issue as we left the marina, once we locked down Guntersville Lock, the water was like glass and it was smooth cruising most of the day. We were very fortunate in that the chambers at the lock were already filled and the gates open so we did not have to wait at all.
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