Travel Blogs from Florence
... Tears in 1839. It took five long years, but she managed to leave Oklahoma and return by foot to her beloved land in Alabama.
We then rejoined the party at the Hasting house for a cookout of hot dogs and beer. It was a delightful end to a great reunion.
Shortly we will be leaving Florence and continuing our journey heading towards Mississippi.
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. ...
... Muddy Waters (credited by his real name, McKinley Morganfield on my Zep records, which caused me some confusion at first) got me going and opened the door.
So here I am in Mississippi, deep into the history of the blues, from where sprang the music that I grew up listening to. But before cruising down Highway 61 and meandering along the Mississippi River, I stopped over in 'The Shoals', Alabama. Three towns side by ...
... it was a peaceful day. We are parked very close to the banks of a forest so it is quite pretty with the fall colors and the beaches just a few yards away. We saw a bobcat slinking through the woods this morning and then an eagle fished by our starboard side. Also a few small ducks and a heron hung out by the boat most of the day. Otherwise, there was not a living soul around beyond a couple of barges in the distance. I spent the day reading in my bridge solarium while ...
... Park. We ended up going about 74 miles today, far more than we wanted to go. Pumping, dumping and locking down and then cruising for about 8 hours made for a very long day. It was surely a lot further than we wanted to go but unfortunately there are not many good places to drop anchor beyond Decatur, at least until you get to Wheeler Dam. We barely made anchor before sunset but then again, who expects it to get dark by 5:15? This far eastern edge of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking