Knights Inn - Bessemer / Birmingham
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... and eras with some
Asian, African, and pre-Columbian Native American stuff. There’s actually a
fair amount of European paintings from the Renaissance through Impressionism
and an impressive collection of European porcelain. The American collection is
very good with many paintings by well-known artists and a significant amount of
regional Alabama art. The Birmingham Museum of Art is what I’d expect ...
... path from the kitchen to the main house became known as the whistling walk.
The Civil rights museum was distressing and moving and informative. We learned about the segretation that existed in Birmingham up until the mid seventies.
We stopped into a roasted peanut factory that is still roasting in machines that are over a century old. We ate peanuts fresh out of the roasters. The smell was amazing.
We have been preparing for our trip since we decided to go in March. This week we finalized all the accommodation reservations. I ordered a new purse: the thing came in yesterday and is astonishingly tiny! So cute! And it will leave my hands free to carry shopping bags.
Things at work are winding down after a frantic couple of months, so I am starting to actually think about where ...
... and talk til one in the morning. For the first time in two or three weeks, I'm not absolutely exhausted. The next day Ruby and I look at some more apartments. The last one is one she really likes but she won't know if she will get it until someone else who has already applied for it is processed. Tonight (Wednesday), we stay at Pam and Gerry's again and tomorrow we drive to Damascus where Rick ...
... re going to see the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark - "currently the only twentieth-century blast furnace in the U.S. being preserved and interpreted as an historic industrial site." (http://slossfurnaces.com/history/becom ing-sloss-furnaces-national-historic-la ndmark/). After the furnaces, we plan to head on home.
It's been an amazing time! We've learned a lot, seen a lot, driven a lot. Thank you, God, for this vacation!