Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham / Lakeshore Drive
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We must be crazy leaving Florida this morning, (this great state of Florida) Slowly making our way back to Kentucky. As we leave Pensacola Florida we are driving to Cherokee Campground in Helena, Alabama. Should be there late this afternoon. Not liking the coldness I feel in the air as we approach I-65. Haven't traveled this highway since August.
Spent a restful night in the forest at Cherokee ...
... ran in superhero costumes. Do you have a favorite superhero? I like Flash Gordon of course. ;) Sunday was the Mercedes Marathon and Half-Marathon. It raised a lot of money for a special-needs school in Birmingham.
My favorite things in Birmingham are the Vulcan statue, Oak Mountain State Park, and barbeque ribs.
Birmingham's most famous landmark has got to be the Vulcan statue. It stands on a tower on top of Red ...
This is a nice hotel but it's close to the bottom of my list of favorite overnights. It's not in a very good area and there isn't anything around the hotel. And they say "don't go wandering around" so I don't. I bring my own food with me in a lunch cooler so I don't need to go anywhere. We weren't there very long anyway, got in about 7:00 pm and left at 6:30 ...
... scenic, but not for any conventional reasons. We weave our way through town, with the neighbourhood getting rougher and rougher, bars on the windows and people just sitting outside their houses staring out at the street. It pretty much went from first world in the centre of town to third world on the outskirts – a town in Botswana would not have looked out of place in some of those neighbourhoods.
We make it out of town ...
... especially with all the rifles on the walls, but I loved it. We had eggs and bacon etc and I got to try grits which is ground up corn mixed together into a porridge like substance. It wasn’t so bad actually. Kind of like a dip but corn flavoured. Christina had never tried them either so she was able to try them too which was funny since she has lived in the South all her life. Andrew and his dad joined us shortly after so it was good to see Peter again and chat some more. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services