Hampton Inn - Colonnade
Travel Blogs from Birmingham
Amanda had a work thing she had to do in Birmingham AL and since me and Alisse had never really been there we loaded up the car and went with her.
The first day we had alot of big plans of nice little hikes and sights we wanted to see but as we pulled in around 4pm we realized it was close to a hundred degrees so we had to alter our sights to …
... lower than I'm used to. Booze is sold most places..from gas stations to supermarkets (which are open almost all hours of the day). Whilst some supermarkets are 24hr, it is common (if not mandatory) that alcohol must not be sold prior to 12pm on Sundays. I am led to believe that this is due to religious beuracracy and is not uncommon in the south of America (aka Bible Belt). In my visits to various supermarkets, some later night ones included I have found the ultimate ...
... Manager who insisted that we leave the bikes at the front door, for security. He invited us to an open bar and nibbles from 5-7 and then also gave us vouchers for dinner at the Seafood restaurant across the road with free entrée or dessert each.
Yes, with that many temptations we did partake and enjoyed the evening although all of us were shattered.
Tomorrow, we head to Knoxville via the Jack Daniels ...
... gold and brown.
You think of lands you journeyed through,
of paintings and a dress once worn
by a woman you never found again.
And suddenly you know: that was enough.
You rise and there appears before you
in all its longings and hesitations
the shape of what you ...
... been made, sat in a cooler case and then nuked and it still was flakey and tender. (By the way it is now the 7th but it is just still a very long day to us) We board a "puddle-jumper" plane to Pisa and arrive late that evening without incident on our trip (yay!). I get euros (the smart sister already had them) and we go in search of a taxi for the trip to the hotel Verdi ...