The Natchez Trace Parkway

Winding its way North from Natchez Mississippi to Nashville Tennesse the Natchez Trace Parkway tells the stories of Native Americans and “Kaintuck” boatmen.  The parkway will take you on a journey through 10,000 years of history.   The Natchez Trace Parkway is a unit of the National Park Service. Began in 1938 to commemorate the historic

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center – The Place to Celebrate Space

The city of Huntsville has used the moniker “The Rocket City” for as long as I can remember.   This little city in North Alabama has led the way in the United States space program since before the launch of Explorer 1 on January 31, 1958.  That rocket the Jupiter “C” was developed at Redstone

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Dreamland BBQ – An Alabama Original

In 1958 two legends began growing in Tuscaloosa Alabama.  That year Coach Paul William”Bear” Bryant came to the football program at UA.  The other legend that started that year is Dreamland BBQ. Tuscaloosa was the first stop on our College Roadtrip for the summer.  My son wanted to tour the University of Alabama.  This gave

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Amateur Traveler – Episode 464 Travel to the Tennessee Valley (Tennessee, Alabama)

Recently I was a guest for the second time on The Amateur Traveler Podcast hosted by Chris Christensen.  I talked about where I grew up and the great things to see,do and experience in the Tennessee Valley.  You can listen to   that episode or read the transcript at the link below. http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/travel-to-the-tennessee-valley-episode-464-transcript/

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