SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB
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We have been preparing for our trip since we decided to go in March. This week we finalized all the accommodation reservations. I ordered a new purse: the thing came in yesterday and is astonishingly tiny! So cute! And it will leave my hands free to carry shopping bags.
Things at work are winding down after a frantic couple of months, so I am starting to actually think about where ...
... Then after telling us about how to dentist's office shredded his records because it'd been so long since he'd been there, he asks:
"What if I get Alzheimer's, wander off into the woods, die and decay somewhere, how they gonna identify me?"
But this problem is soon resolved after he realizes that he could very easily be identified by the name on his belt buckle.
Fried okra is really good! We're gonna have to grow some okra ...
... to the CNN building and have dinner at a place called Dantannas. Yum! I had a grilled salmon salad. Alexx's boyfriend is the manager there. Later we drop Alexx off, pick up Leo, and drive to ******* where Pam and Gerry live. Like Kay and Dominick, they have a beautiful and large home. It's in a gated community and we have to call them for the gate code! They show us the house and then we ...
Oops! Wrong Vulcan!
Tomorrow we arrive in Atlanta (Lord willing!), so today we had a leisurely morning and didn't leave Jackson, MS, until after 11am. We drove to Birmingham, checked into our hotel (very nice - more frequent hotel points from Dan's Lockheed days), then drove up to Vulcan Park. It was very interesting; I'd never heard of the statue Vulcan in Birmingham before, but then, I've never been in Birmingham before (other ...
... and desert areas, this is not always possible, and we then have to fall back on CDs. Two Stones CDs (Begger's Banquet & Sticky Fingers), one Led Zeppelin (No. 4), one Beck, one children's CD (which we typically don't play as the boys are into the Stones and Zep as well) and one empty slot, which is now filled with "Dorian Did Dat!!" by "Doreen's Jazz New Orleans". ...