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May 9, 2018 - To Kill a Mockingbird

Today we stopped in Monroeville, Alabama. It was like stepping back in time. Monroeville's claim to fame is Harper Lee (author of to Kill a Mockingbird and Come a Watchman), Truman Capote (author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood), and the old courthouse which was duplicated with only slight variation on a set in California for the filming of the movie To Kill a Mockingbird. The old courthouse, now a museum, has been preserved just as it was at that time. There is even an attorney's office in the courthouse that looks as if the...

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Sep 23, 2014 - To Kill A Mockingbird

The Florida State Capitol - the fourth one! - is a 22 story column building with an observation deck on the 22nd floor. The dolphin water feature in the front was lovely but I was disappointed when I did the self guided tour of the interior. The only adornment on the inside of the building were portraits of various past politicians. The area surrounding the capitol has lovely fountains and a cute sculpture donated by the local newspaper. My destination today was Monroeville, Alabama - home to Harper Lee and Truman Capote. I took "blue...

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Mar 24, 2013 - Road Kill, Great Museum and Lake Claiborne

Howdy, SORRY BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO COME BACK FOR PHOTOS. THE I-NET CONNECTION HERE IS TOO SLOW TO UPLOAD. Thursday – we were supposed to leave today but decided to stick around one more day. Around 11:30 we arrived at the Road Kill Café on Main St in Elberta. What a hoot!!! Good friends Tom and Nancy and the campground owners had told us about it. They are only open for lunch and until 12:30 – UNLESS, they run out of food or decide they want to close early. The place was packed! A nice buffet lunch including bottomless drink, dessert and tax...

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Dec 18, 2009 - Good Day For A Duck

Blowing hard and raining cats and ducks, we decided to drive 50 miles to Fort Rucker Army base. There they have a museum with lots of aircraft. Aircraft from Wright Brothers to up to date .Helicopters,planes and drones that were amazing pieces of equiptment for spying. Left there and went for some Mexician food.Drove back to campground hoping to do some hiking but the weather is just to bad. Will leave tomorrow for Gulf Shores AL to see my brother.Plan on staying there for acouple of days and make some ajustments to our equiptment

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Dec 17, 2009 - South Bound

Left the Franklin D Roosevelt State Park today leaving behind great memories and some fantastic new friends. Park is a good place to hike and camp. Took to the highway this morning and drove 200 miles south to Frank Jackson State Park in AL. It was and interesting trip for Bev and I. We had some great laughs and had to make three U turns thanks to mismarked roads. Finally got my BIG MAC I've wanted for a month. Arrived at park and picked a great site right on the water,with all the bells and whistles including cable for 26.00 a night. Bev...

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