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 ...
... 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 ...
... The first few miles of Wheeler Lake were breath taking, with high bluffs and good color on the fall foliage. Early on, we passed this particularly stunning wall called Painted Bluff due to its brown and yellow rock. It was about 350 feet high and one of the highest bluffs on the entire river system. I also saw the first bald eagles of the trip as a pair landed in a tree on the bluff. There were water fowl galore all down the river and especially in the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking