Residence Inn Birmingham Hoover
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Just passing through, so we didn't have to drive too much the next day. Plus better & cheaper hotel since it's in a smaller city. Took forever to drive here, roads were pitch-black & windy as we went around mountains and through parks. Staff was helpful and ...
... 1909 for $2,000 and it is worth more than a million today. Could not select just a few of the pics. The carousel still operates and though the animals are stationary it is mucher faster than one would expect.
Jimmie Rodgers memorial - we stumbled on looking for the Carousel House. Known as the Father of Country Music 'The Singing Brakeman" because he got his start singing on the trains. The musuem was in ...
... so much anger in Birmingham towards the African- American people that all they wanted was to be treated with the same respect that they gave. As I approached a replica of a bombed bus (rode by The Freedom Riders) in the museum, it seemed as though the fire on the bus had just be put out. The reality sunk in, as I began to end the tour of the museum for lunch.
. As we processed to a Southern luncheon catered ...
... where the death toilet was, he was finally happy to see the grave. We had fun touring the airplanes and checkin' out the vast array of cars. Jeff had fun comparing his tour to the one he had as a child. So interesting how much your view changes in 30 years...man we're gettin' old! After a quick lunch of burgers, chili fries, and fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches we hit the road to Tupelo, MS. Tupelo does not need ...
... Peavine Falls trail.
At the trailhead, walked with a young lady and her daughter from Birmingham; lots of fun. Nice path at the beginning. Getting down to see the falls is another story. "Treacherous" warnings for very steep, rocky, slippery was enough for us not to attempt going all the way to the ...
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