Tagged: Alabama

11 Tips for visiting Natural Bridge, AL (The longest natural bridge east of the Mississippi River) with kids

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    The Indian head rock formation -- look for the face. Forehead, eyes, nose and crack for a mouth. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Don't miss the tree growing upside down on the front of the arch. Photo by Christie Dedman

For almost 40 years I’ve roamed up and down Alabama’s highways, back roads, side roads and trails. All this time I have managed to skip stopping at Natural Bridge, AL. The longest natural bridge east...


Alabama Jaunts: Top 12 events March 6-8 (Civil War Living History, Ferrets, Native American festivals, Antiques, Free Trees & More)

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Last night I was talking with a friend about this cold weather.  Both of us agreed that we are sick of it not only because we long for warmer weather, but because the cold...


Alabama Jaunts: Events worth checking out Feb. 28 & March 1 (Dinos, Crafts, Archery, Egg Drop & more)

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If you’re in central to north Alabama you are probably in the middle of some pretty serious cabin fever. To help you deal with the mental exhaustion check out the list of activities below...


Where to go in South Alabama: Battleship, NPS sites, a submarine, Captiol & mansion tours + more

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    Alabama Governor's Mansion, free tours. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Famous Alabama shaped pool at the governor's mansion Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Alabama Archives outside bronze plaque Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Alabama State Capitol rotunda Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside the Alabama Capitol Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Touring Booker T Washington's home The Oaks in Tuskegee Al Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside Hanger 2 Tuskegee Airmen museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside Hanger 2 Tuskegee Airmen museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Penguin exhibit at Gulf Coast Exploreum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Sunset over Battleship Park in Mobile County, Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Montgomery Zoo & Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Tuskegee Airmen Moton Field Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Battleship USS Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside the Little White House of the Confederacy Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jasmine Hill Gardens Elmore County

Here is the second installment of what to do in Alabama.  My first and second installments include: Where to go in North Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Sci-Quest, Monte Sano, Jesse Owens, Oakville...


Alabama Jaunts: Feb. 7-8 Crafts, Canoe races, Dinosaurs, Living History & more

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This week flew by super fast.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve got self imposed projects around the house I want to do or if this is a sign of getting older that...


Alabama Jaunts Jan. 16-19: Free park admission, LEGO BrickFair, 1/2 price Zoo & more

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    BrickFair Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at the BJCC exhibition hall.
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    Get half price admission with canned food item donation at the Birmingham Zoo. Valid Jan. 19 only.
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    Callaway Gardens is offering free admission on non-holiday weekdays Jan. 16 through Feb. 27.
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    The Alabama Governor's Mansion. Monday you can attend the inauguration parade along Dexter Avenue in Montgomery. Events are from 9 a.m. to noon.
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    Eagle Awareness weekends continue at Lake Guntersville State park. I snapped this photo several years ago on the banks of Lake Guntersville. Admission and birding is free.

There are a number of cool things happening this weekend and through Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19. Check out the ideas below:   Callaway Gardens – Free admission days on non-holiday weekdays...