Our October road trip to Alabama was just fantastic. There’s so much to see there, who knew? I’ve included a few fun photos from the trip and a brief description of what they are below. Seriously though, road trips are the best. You never know what you’ll find along the way.
- The National Annual Shrimp Festival on the beach in Gulf Shores (which we just happened to stumbling upon)
- Noccalula Falls, a 90 ft. waterfall in Gasden
- A Japanese moon bridge in the Asian section of the Bellingrath Gardens
- The wall separating the lots of Truman Capote and Harper Lee’s childhood homes in Monroeville
- Mini golf at a cheesy putt-putt place with The Huz (it’s his favorite)
- Lots of seagulls on our ferry ride from Dauphin Island
- Margaritas, essential to any good trip
- The Alabama Booksmith bookstore in Birmingham
- The courthouse in Monroeville that Harper Lee based To Kill a Mockingbird on (it’s now an awesome museum)
- The Huz at the Parthenon in Nashville, TN (There are almost no photos of him, because he hates having photos taken, so unfortunately I end up in every picture).
- The Irondale Café, the inspiration for the Whistle Stop Café in Fried Green Tomatoes
- F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s home (now a museum) in Montgomery
- Dreamland BBQ in Birmingham (tangy deliciousness)
- Our tiny tent and such at one of our camping sites
- The Civil Rights Museum in Montgomery
It was a great trip and if you're ever headed to the Alabama area, I'd be more than happy to give you a few suggestions of places to stop. I still think that ever single state has so much to offer if you're willing to do a bit of research and exploring.
*All photos by moi or the Huz