Tagged: Alabama

Tips for touring Russell Cave National Monument with kids

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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman

A few years back we headed up to Bridgeport, AL with the kids to take a gander at Russell Cave National Monument. The National Park Service site had a reptile program scheduled so we thought it...

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Tips for visiting Jesse Owens Museum & Oakville Indian Mounds with kids

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    Museum at Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Museum at Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman

If you’re passing through Alabama or you’ve lived hear all of your life, don’t miss one of the coolest things in our state – Jesse Owens Memorial Museum and across the street the Oakville Indian Mounds...

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Factory Tours: Bluebell Creamery overlook + Ice Cream Parlor (floor tours are closed)

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    Photo by Christie Dedman

A few years ago we headed down US 280 to the Blue Bell Creamery in Sylacauga for tour. It was a short intro video and then you can overlook the factory from a large...

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Visit Noccalula Falls during Alabama’s Fall 2016 drought

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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Falls in 2014 Photo by Christie Dedman

It’s Nov. 26 and Alabama hasn’t had rain in months. Burn restrictions, excessive water use fines, brown leaves and dried streams are markers of the extreme drought the Heart of Dixie is experiencing. Waterfalls,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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