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:
Yet again another nice marina and great dockmaster couple: Kyle and Eva who, despite being inundated w/ Loopers heading downriver after the annual “Looper Convention,” they still made us feel special in our little boat. (fyi, we did not attend the “convention”…just wingin’ it, I guess)
Just a block from the marina is a lovely 3+ mile long river park that includes a forest of these great pine trees for our morning walk.
Nor was Ziggy particularly photogenic for this shot…but she wanted to show off her Seahawk spirit today:
We borrowed the marina courtesy car and B was back to carpooling as if the kids were little again. B ushered Nick off to play at a nearby stellar Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (one on the trail that he missed last year when he came to Alabama with his Tacoma golf buddies to tackle the Trail).
While in carpool mode, B stopped by a nature preserve and let Ziggy romp on the trails. Ziggy, for her part, let B romp too. Besides the cool old, moss-laden remnants in feature photo above, a few other discoveries:
And to wrap up the carpool loop, we all had lunch together afterward to enjoy N’s good golf day:
Watching Seahawks struggle now……
Tomorrow will be a full-on tourism day in Florence,Al…stay tuned.