We toured Alabama's state capitol, also the first confederate capitol. This room is the Senate chambers where the Confederacy was born and where Jefferson Davis was voted in as its President. The irony of saving our visit to the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery for last was not lost on us. By then, we had … Continue reading Oct 20, 2021 – Lessons from Alabama
Oct 17, 2021 – Legacy
According to Dictionary.com, the noun Leg.a.cy [leg-uh-see] has three meanings, the second of which is “anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor”. Over three years ago, Vivian and I began living in an RV and traveling throughout the United States. As the case with all RV travelers, our motives are … Continue reading Oct 17, 2021 – Legacy
Sep 19, 2020 – Waterfalls, Canyons & Lakes
Burgess Falls, Tennessee. The water falls about 136 ft into a limestone gorge. For family, our travels always include Indianapolis; so once again like many times before, we drove from Indiana to Florida’s panhandle by way of Tennessee and Alabama. This time, we took our time heading south and meandered off the beaten path so … Continue reading Sep 19, 2020 – Waterfalls, Canyons & Lakes
Aug 9, 2018 – Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
“When you come to a fork in the road … take it.” Yogi Berra The day started out so easily. We all wish our drive could be like this all the time, right? Railroad crossings in Alabama do not often come with a signal. Following a near miss, we were told that you must roll … Continue reading Aug 9, 2018 – Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Aug 10, 2018 – For the Greater Good
“The fact is, they’re floodin’ this valley so they can hydroelectric up the whole darn state. Yessir, the south is gonna change.” Ethan and Joel Coen, from O' Brother Where Art Thou.. At the entrance of the Guntersville Museum. Having three days to spend at Lake Guntersville State Park, we decided to use one of … Continue reading Aug 10, 2018 – For the Greater Good
Aug 7, 2018 – Sweet Home Alabama
“Hey Stan, you’re in Ala-F***in-Bama.” Vinny Gambini In Phenix City, AL, the tombstone of a bridge-builder and slave owner reads the following, “John Godwin Born Oct. 17, 1798. Died Feb 26, 1859. This stone was placed here by Horace King, in lasting remembrance of the love and gratitude he felt for his lost friend and … Continue reading Aug 7, 2018 – Sweet Home Alabama
Aug 6, 2018 – Wilderness Spoiled
“Travel is a Privilege.” Nomadic Matt Over one week into our trip, we finally drove out of Florida. Our first campground in Alabama was a very nice one on Lake Eufaula (also known as Walter F. George Lake). Our site gave us direct access to the water and an easy shoreline for Vivian to launch … Continue reading Aug 6, 2018 – Wilderness Spoiled