Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence, Alabama, 36530 , United States | 3 star hotel
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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

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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 …

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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We slept very well last night due to the long day of travel and the boat rocking all through the night. Unfortunately, with winds in excess of 45 miles per hour we discovered we had drifted a a couple of hundred feet backwards. We are in a narrow cove with the water level not at full pool so this was a bit of a concern, especially with the winds being so relentless all day long. The anchor has held thus far but we checked our position frequently to be sure we were not drifting. It ...

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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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding