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Jun 10, 2011 - UAB - Semester #3

UAB semester #3 of 6 on-campus. Jo Ann and I left Atlanta Friday June 10 for a stay in Birmingham. This time, based on a suggestion, we stayed at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL. This turned out to be a less than optimal decision because of the unbelievable traffic to and from Birmingham each day. The time it took to make a round trip precluded Jo Ann from participating in any of the evening social activities. The school work was intense as usual. School every day from 8 AM till 5PM followed by an evening group meeting or social...

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Ramtough's Travels

Apr 29, 2011 - Tornadoes Strike in Alabama

Never before have we've seen first hand such devastation! On both sides of the North Birmingham Highway everything was crushed as if a giant foot had come to rest and then move on leaving loss, sorrow, and death in its wake, A tornado had struck! In the last couple of days folks have been fearing the weather. The wild winds of nature were on the loose turning the countryside into shambles. A few days before, because the dash AC (air conditioning) refused to cooperate, we were travelling towards Birmingham in 92* conditions inside our Motor...

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Voyage a Terre

Apr 24, 2011 - Birmingham Zoo

On Easter Sunday we spent the day at the Birmingham Zoo, visiting all of God's creatures. In 2006, the Birmingham Zoo was rated the #1 tourist attraction in the State of Alabama. After touring the zoo, Dick and I are wondering why???? The zoo recently opened a highly touted exhibit called the Trails of Africa. A very, very large and nice display with only two elephants! One was in a holding area and had no visible water until one of the keepers came with the hose to squirt him off. Most of the cages were small enclosures with dirty glass...

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The Long Road Home

Apr 23, 2011 - Birmingham, Alabama

We arrived in Birmingham on Friday, the 22nd. On Saturday we hit the road and went to the Vulcan Park & Museum. Vulcan, Birmingham Alabama's colossal statue is the world's largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States. Vulcan stands 56 feet tall, from toe to spear point, upon a 124-foot pedestal rising to a height of 180 feet and weighs 101,200 pounds. Vulcan is the largest cast iron statue in the world and the largest metal statue ever made in the United States. Dick took the...

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The Long Road Home

Apr 23, 2011 - Birmingham Botanical Garden

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens entirely made up for the zoo! What gorgeous grounds! Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths and consists of three types of gardens: Gardens of Collections, Gardens of Nature and Gardens of Culture. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower...

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The Long Road Home

Apr 22, 2011 - Birmingham, Alabama

Today we arrived in Alabama in the early afternoon. Our nephew Jon threw a surprise birthday party for our niece after the Good Friday Services. It has been a great day! They have the cutest little girl! We will be here until Monday morning when we will head to Florida. When we left Baton Rouge this AM, we stopped at Lake Pontchartrain. However to get to the north side of the lake, we drove through the bayou. I seen my first swampland. We also seen most of the small town fishing in the swampland. They seemed to be catching lots of crayfish...

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Adair's Travels

Apr 10, 2011 - Birmingham, AL

We left the Escapees Plantation park in Summerdale (southeast of Mobile) about nine this morning and drove to just north of Birmingham. We added 275 miles to Carpe's odometer in the process. Traffic was fairly heavy and, with the exception of construction south of Birmingham, it generally moved along without hindering our stately progress. We stopped for lunch at a rest stop, which has become our norm. We've found that taking a break is important so we try not to hurry, rather we enjoy our repast at our own dining table. We fueled up at the...

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2011 Travels

Feb 18, 2011 - UAB Birmingham

My second on-campus session. Nothing new to photograph from my last visit here on September 19 of last year. I have finished the first of six semesters of course work. I will spend the next 1 1/2 years on course work then I will have a year to complete a dissertation in order to obtain my doctoral degree. I am already beginning work on a dissertation topic and I have a faculty member interested in my topic. So far so good. Nothing new to photograph from my last visit. My next visit to Birmingham will be in June

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Ramtough's Travels

Feb 11, 2011 - Birmingham

Another week has passed and the motorhome is out of the body shop and next week we will re-install the Diamond Shield on the front cap, install the mirrors, and hopefully complete the cabinet work. We took a test ride with one of the mechanics last Friday and he confirmed the fact there is a vibration in the front-end and a howl coming from the rear of the motorhome. He did not think it was the differential causing the howl but he could not say what is was. Monday we hope to take another test drive with the head of the Chassis Shop who may...

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Red Bay Factory Trip

Feb 1, 2011 - Birmingham Alabama

Finally on the 25th, we pointed toward the north hills of Virginia & Tenn...me barking at Jean because I wanted to take a more southerly route, longer, mind you, but likely less likely to have miserable weather heading our way. Dare I say, I told you so!!! The snow caught us on the Virginia hills first. but it was in the MT of Tenn where the traffic came to a stand still! Buses, Transports, cars, & trucks were everywhere but on the highway. We were able to wend our way slooooowly around stuck vehicles without incident. On the other side of...

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Voyage a Terre

Jan 3, 2011 - Richmond VA

Having left home December 31st we arrived Ashland VA on the 3rd of January to pick up some camping stuff on our damaged Motor Home then proceeded to Richmond VA to settle our insurance claim with Progressive Insurance. We then discovered we did not have a title to the RV then on to Fernandina Beach to apply for a replacement then on to the Jacksonville office of Progressive Insurance to pick up the settlement check. It was then a long journey to Cocoa FL to pick up our new Motor Home. It took a week before we complete the purchase as the...

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Voyage a Terre

Dec 26, 2010 - On The Move

It’s hard to believe, but true. We’re out of Nashville. Tonight we are parked just south of Birmingham, Alabama. We had a difficult time deciding where to go. Our original thoughts were to leave Nashville on the 26th, stop overnight at the Escapee Park in Knoxville, Raccoon Valley, then head over to Spartanburg, SC for a few days to visit with family there. As we got nearer to Christmas, it became clear that the whole southeast would be gripped in another winter storm. At that point all we wanted to do was get to somewhere warmer. Our...

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Scratchin' the Itch

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