Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Florence NE
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Travel Blogs from Florence
... planning on starting on the Blues Trail but a chance encounter with a fellow rider made me change my plan. While stopped for one of my many breaks on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a gentleman was hiking in the fields close to where I had parked and noticed me and my bike. He came over and we had a great chat, mostly about riding and music. I learned about Old-time music (my new friend's favourite style, he can jig to it all night ...
... 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.
... The first few miles of Wheeler Lake were breath taking, with high bluffs and good color on the fall foliage. Early on, we passed this particularly stunning wall called Painted Bluff due to its brown and yellow rock. It was about 350 feet high and one of the highest bluffs on the entire river system. I also saw the first bald eagles of the trip as a pair landed in a tree on the bluff. There were water fowl galore all down the river and especially in the ...
... and cold most of the day.
They went through the tallest set of locks on this trip, the Wilson locks, which raised Perla 93.5 feet!
This is in the northwest corner of Alabama on the Tennessee River. It is the music recording mecca with many recording studios of lots of famous singers like: Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Jimmy Buffet, Bob Segar and so on. It is also the birth place and childhood home of Helen Keller, which we visited. What an inspiration she was!!!! Weather back to blue skies but cooler (about low ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking