Hampton Inn Birmingham / Fultondale I-65
Travel Blogs from Fultondale
... 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 ...
It wasn't the most exciting of rides we have done, although the roads were pretty good. We took an unintended detour due to the GPS and a missed turn so travelled from Missisippi; Florida; back to Mississippi and into Alabama today. The ride was broken up with refuelling; drinks and back on the bike.
We did stop in Chunky River Harley Davidson in Meridan on the way.
Got into our hotel and were greeted ...
... 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 ...
... way over priced, ya I know, we're just off Bourbon Street and people are lined up out the door, but I was not impressed. Turns out this was going to be the theme of the day. We went back to our room and started to do a little research for dinner, hoping to find something that would show the local flavor without going to the standbys. We chose a fairly new place a few blocks of the center of the French Quarter called "EAT", based on the Yelp reviews we read, and started the ...
... immigrant engineer. It was laid out with entertaining as a big feature of the house, where the lady and the gentleman of the house could entertain guests separately, along with a large dining room for formal dinners.
After the guided tour, we took a self guided tour through the rest of the place, seeing many of the different styles of houses prominent in the settlement of Alabama, from one bedroom shotgun houses, through dog-trots ...