Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence, Alabama, 36530 , United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $198.00

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Day Four Muscle Shoals

A travel blog entry by louclaire

After a morning breakfast of pancakes at a local Pancake café, today we headed off up to the Florence/ Muscle Shoals area of Alabama, this is situated in the very top left hand corner of the state.

First on out list of stops today was the Home of W C Handy, who is widely known as the "Father of the Blues," brought the music of rural …

Goodbye Mississippi, Hello Alabama

A travel blog entry by dwolf1


The cyclists left in 2 different groups today, as we had 3 different events only 4 hours apart. 6 riders left at 7 AM and I went with the 10:40 AM group. We went to a blood center where we celebrated their top donors and heard a story of a local woman whose husband was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I am so thrilled to talk about the patients I …

Two days with Jayne's classmates

A travel blog entry by jensgregersen


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


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. ...


A travel blog entry by nacrobat


... 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 ...

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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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