Alabama Slammer

Friday, November 11, 2011

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


B said...

It looks like you had a great time! The Civil Rights Museum sounds interesting, I didn't know we had one of those.

Jenny said...

Looks like a good trip! I'm glad you got to see a festival -- I don't know about Alabama, but Louisiana throws excellent food festivals. I'm always happy to hear about food festivals in the South. :D

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Brenna - I didn't either until I started researching this trip. It was really amazing though. The memorial was designed by the same woman who did the Vietnam War Memorial in D.C.

Jenny - The food at the shrimp fest was amazingly good. Louisiana is high on my list of places to check out next!

Jillian said...

Love the photos!! And it looks like you had a lot of fun. I've never been there but it looks nice :)