We said goodbye to Florence midday. Really a great town with lots of things on the tourist calendar: from mega-golf to a storytelling extravaganza (and lots in between—including all that music!). After yesterday’s tourist extravaganza, here are a few parting shots:
We stopped at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame- very long list of successful and famous Alabamans in the music industry. And did you know the first Rock and Roll song was from here?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0mhgyTgxtw
Can’t forget Sam Phillips the Father of Rock and Roll (with Elvis, duh!):
So aside from being the birthplace of Rock and Roll, Florence is also the birthplace of W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGqBmlZR3dc — recorded BEFORE outbreak of WWI …wow !
Besides our “tourist” things we golfed and walked.
Nick’s last (for now) day of golf on the Robert Trent Jones Trail –the Father of all Golf Trails. At least THAT pin/hole can be seen!
And then we arrived late in the afternoon back at Grand Harbor Marina Iuka, Mississippi
On the way, we enjoyed perfect weather, water and scenery:
Largest boat we’ve seen yet….and, for that matter, hardly any boat traffic of any kind today.
We are now positioned for the Tenn-Tom Waterway section that we’ll start tomorrow.