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Alabama

An eye-opener for me…

VISITING MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA. Visiting downtown Montgomery was an eye-opener for me! The blacks and the whites don’t sit around singing Kumbaya together. All is not well, despite all the progress made during the Civil Rights era of the 1950’s and 1960’s. I’ll tell you a little about the progress made during the Civil Rights era, … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, History | 2 Comments

Mrs. B’s Home Cooking…

THE REAL DEAL. We’ve had some pretty good meals since we left San Diego more than four years ago. But for the real-deal Southern home-cooked fare, our lunch today at Mrs. B’s was far and away the best. We happened on it by chance. Driving to Starbucks we decided we were hungry and Florence found … Continue reading »

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Lowndesboro, Alabama…

AN HISTORIC TOWN NEAR GUNTER HILL. Over the years, I’ve shown you guys some small towns in lots of different “off the beaten path” parts of the country. They were all small, but Lowndesboro, Alabama is really tiny. However, despite its population of only about 140 souls, it’s packed with charm, a colorful history and … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Alligators, History | 3 Comments

Gunter Hill Campground…

WHAT A FIND! Our first stop in Alabama is Gunter Hill Campground located near Montgomery. What a find! We have a huge concrete pad, a full hookup with 50 amp electric service and a beautiful forest-like setting where we are surrounded by lakes and rivers. All sites have large well maintained picnic tables, a fire pit, … Continue reading »

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Going home…

IT’S TIME TO GO HOME. We’ve been traveling and living in our motorcoach about four years now, and it’s time to go home. We’ve seen this great country from coast to coast. We’ve been to the beach at the Pacific, the Atlantic and on the Gulf of Mexico. We’ve stayed at beaches, in the mountains, along … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Oregon | 8 Comments

Fairhope, Alabama…

GREETED BY A STORM. We arrived in Fairhope, Alabama on Monday afternoon and were met a few hours later by a potent thunderstorm, high winds and tornado warnings. That’s “warnings,” not “watches.” There’s a difference! Severe weather caused widespread damage to lower Alabama and by Tuesday morning the National Weather Service reported that 12 tornadoes had … Continue reading »

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Another change of plans…

WE’VE DONE IT AGAIN. We’ll remain in Pensacola through January 2nd, and then we’ll take off and put Pensacola RV Park in our rear view mirror. We’ve loved staying here and feel a real attachment to our park hosts and others we’ve met here, but it’s time to go. You may recall that last October I … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Alligators, Animals, Florida | 4 Comments

Cub’s Crawfish…

NOVEMBER 6, 2016 FOLKS IN THE SOUTH ARE DIFFERENT! People who live in the southern United States are different. As a group, they are the most gracious, welcoming and thoughtful folks we’ve ever encountered. “Southern hospitality” is a real deal. And the fried chicken here is absolutely the best! But some of the other food these … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Animals, Eateries, Florida | 8 Comments

Turkey Shoot in Elberta, Alabama…

NOVEMBER 6, 2016 REALLY? If someone had told me even as recently as a year ago that Florence and I would one day go to a Turkey Shoot in Elberta, Alabama I’d have said, “You’re out of your mind! I mean, why in the world would anyone want to go to a Turkey Shoot, whatever that … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Florida, People, Special occasions | 4 Comments

Up, up and away…

OCTOBER 15, 2016 MEET OUR FRIEND WAYNE.  We’ve been at the same RV park for quite a while. People come and go. Different rigs on different days. But when our “next door neighbor” Wayne arrived, we knew something was a little different. After initial pleasantries on arrival, we noticed that behind his good looking motorhome … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Florida, People | 2 Comments

What’s next?

OCTOBER 13, 2016. Many of you have asked me, “Why are you still in Pensacola? We thought you’d have headed down the road by now.” We thought so too, but a couple things changed. First, I decided not to resist all my doctors’ pleas that I stay in town a little longer. They remain amazed at … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Florida, Holidays | 3 Comments

My trip to San Diego…

OCTOBER 12, 2016. Mum’s been the word about our future plans. But that’s only because we hadn’t formulated them until now. We’ve made some decisions and plotted our course, so in short order I’ll let you know “what’s next.” And perhaps after you know where we’re headed you’ll have some suggestions for us. What to see and … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Animals, California, Florida, History, San Diego | 3 Comments

Table in a Kitchen…

COOKING ON THE ROAD. I get a great deal of satisfaction preparing meals for our friends and loved ones. Cooking is our gift to them. We all need to eat…why not make dining on the road an opportunity for interesting conversation and a delight to the senses? It really isn’t difficult. See my post about cooking … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Eateries, RV Cooking, Special occasions | 2 Comments

Keeping you occupied…

KEEPING YOU OCCUPIED. Something is wrong. Dreadfully wrong. I knew it from the moment I climbed out of bed this morning. I’m an early riser because I need a little quiet time to myself every morning before I start throwing the ball. I need a little time in the bullpen. That’s when I plan the … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Florida, History | 1 Comment

CeeLo Green, up close and personal…

FREE TICKETS, SO WHY NOT? Free stuff is good. So when I was recently offered front row seats for CeeLo Green’s “Love Train Tour” concert, I snapped them up. All I knew about the dude was that he was a host on “The Voice” and the few times I watched the show he seemed like a … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Florida | 3 Comments

Kona Shaved Ice on a Super-Hot Day…

DEAR GREG, I’M A LITTLE CONFUSED. “I’m a little confused. I thought yours was a travel blog…and it was when you started your Great American Adventure in 2013. But recently you began adding posts about people you’ve met, former clients like professional athletes,  your personal reflections, humor, cooking, the book you’re writing (“My Life in Court) and now … Continue reading »

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Sweet Home Alabama…

“SWEET HOME ALABAMA” SONG LYRICS. 1974.  “Sweet home Alabama Where the skies are so blue Sweet Home Alabama Lord, I’m coming home to you.” ANOTHER POWERFUL THUNDERSTORM. Now back in Pensacola after our day at the Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, I sit by our balcony window marveling at the powerful and dramatic thunderstorm which has … Continue reading »

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