Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence, Alabama, 36530 , United States | 3 star hotel
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Two days with Jayne's classmates

A travel blog entry by jensgregersen

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Friday was the start of the reunion activities. 25 classmates and spouses from the Class of '63 gathered at the home of Forrest and Jacque Behrens for a day of dining and lots of conversation and stories of the days of old and present. The next day the group met at 11:30 at Champy's restaurant for fried chicken and fried catfish. After lunch some of us went touring ...

We're finally on the road...

A travel blog entry by jensgregersen

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Back in 1961-62 Jayne and Jens met at Zion-Benton Township High School in Zion, IL, USA. Jens was a foreign exchange student from Denmark. We had several classes together and became friends. Jayne visited Jens and his parents in 1965 in Copenhagen, but we then lost contact for the next 48 years. Jens travelled extensively in the US in the summer of 2013, and we met briefly in June. ...

Music

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... side, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals, plus Florence which sits just across the Tennessee river. Together they've been responsible for some serious talent and of course, the famous Muscle Shoals sound that helped shape Soul, RnB about Rock & Roll.

I Visited FAME studios which was a huge thrill. Some of the biggest stars Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Etta James, Clarence Carter and others ...

A cold, windy day

A travel blog entry by ninapennewell

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... in his floating office and then puttered around the boat. The man cannot sit still. It was cold enough that a big crock pot of steak chili seemed a good idea. And it was. Yummmmmm.

The wind has yet to let up. The weather station said it should have died down by 4 pm central time but it is still blowing pretty hard. Lots of water slapping against the hull. Tonight's temperature is supposed to drop to the twenties. We will definitely have to leave on the heat. We also had ...

A VERY LONG DAY

A travel blog entry by ninapennewell

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... time zone makes for very early nights especially with the advent of winter and the recent time change. I drove most of the day and played Captain while the real captain was in his floating office. Because I did not have a chance to shower before we left, my beloved Bart made pretend Capt. Nina a steak dinner while she made herself presentable. I should add, there is no time better to take a shower on the Calliope than after a day of travel. The ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence, is near W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library.
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