Travel Blogs from Calera
The Vulcan statue was the contribution of the burgeoning city of Birmingham to the world at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904. It won the grand prize for the metallurgy pavilion and both the cities of Saint Louis and San Francisco tried to buy the statue after the Fair was over. It is a strange statue, honoring the Roman god of smithying. It is the largest cast iron statue in the country, 57 feet tall; several ...
... using a pool safety ring and his leg strokes, swim across the pool and back.
We're heading for Gatlinburg, Tennessee tomorrow where we'll be staying for two nights, and visit the Great Smokey Mountains. Thereafter, we're heading for Virginia through North-Carolina. We expect to be at Lulu's parents' house on Wednesday, where we'll be staying about ten days or so.
... tunnels and explored through pitch black underground areas. All the machinery is still there and relatively intact.
It was eerie to sit back and imagine what life might have been like for workers here at the turn of the century when this place was in full production. Working in 90+ degrees outside and adding to that the ...
Just passing through, so we didn't have to drive too much the next day. Plus better & cheaper hotel since it's in a smaller city. Took forever to drive here, roads were pitch-black & windy as we went around mountains and through parks. Staff was helpful and ...
... train car and was closed.
Thought we would miss the sunset due to clouds and all the trees on I-59 and we were surprised rolling into New Orleans by way of a very long bridge to gimpse the sun setting over the Orleans parish. Spectacular view.
It has been in the 90s and humid; gas has stayed around $3.50; food today consisted of custard, a chilli dog for me and pulled pork sandwich for D.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking