After leaving Memphis, our next stop on our 4000 mile journey was Birmingham, Alabama. Josh had a training in Birmingham, so we would spend the next four days getting to know this town pretty well. Birmingham seemed to fit into our musical, historical theme that we had been journeying thus far so we were grateful for the option of having this as a stop.
We would leave Memphis via Mississippi where we traveled for a good, long while before reaching our detour stop of Muscle Shoals, AL. We wanted to drive through Muscle Shoals to see the home of The Swampers and of course The birthplace of Helen Keller. The drive from Memphis to Birmingham was rural and plain, but enjoyable nevertheless. We enjoyed our detour to Muscle Shoals and seeing more musical highlights before reaching our next destination.
We stayed in Birmingham for a week. However, I am not going to attempt to summarize every single event in one posting. So, although there were the hours I won't mention where I was eating breakfast, using the hotel gym or working on school stuff I will touch on the highlights of our time in this old industrial southern town.
- Vulcan Statue: A great little afternoon activity! Sitting above the city near Red Mountain this sight offers excellent views and of course the largest cast iron statue!
Other Activities that we didn't get to but were on the list:
MOA - Museum of Art
What's on 2nd - Consignment/Antique finds
Railroad park - Great relaxation and sunsets
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