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Mar 31, 2013 - My day in Selma Alabama

Today I toured the city of Selma went with a group of people from Bethsalem Baptist Church. Our tour started with a drive through the city, lots of old Antebellum houses, and of course no tour of Selma is complete without a drive through the old Civil War Cemetery, with the statues and all the beautiful azelas which were mostly in bloom. The latest cold snap has confused the azelas, however, most were inbloom anyway and it is a beautiful sight to see. We went to the First Baptist Church a significant landmark in Selma. The church was...

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Nov 21, 2011 - A Visit to Mom's

Today we drove west to visit Jerry's Mom outside of Selma in the small town of Marion Junction (try to find that on the map)! We had a really nice visit and was great to see her and Stella again along with their pretty black laborador, Sanchez! It was a gorgeous day and the temps got up into the low 80s. For those of you that have followed our travels since we began this journal, you know we have pretty much thoroughly explored this area. And for those of you new to the post, please feel free to go back to late November, early December...

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Apr 30, 2010 - Blood for Votes

Crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge Friday Our destination today is a few miles up the Alabama River - to a place where Highway 80 crosses the river on it’s way from Selma to Montgomery. Our destination is the National Voting Rights Museum at the east foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The museum used to sit on the other side of the bridge, on the west bank of the river in downtown Selma - but the building foundation got rotten and there was not enough money to fix it. The museum operates on a very tight budget. So the decision was made to...

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2010 Race 2 Finish

Apr 29, 2010 - The road to Selma

A sweet land with an ugly history Thursday Before leaving Three Rivers State Park we took a morning walk along the shore of Seminole Lake. Seminole Lake is the headwater of the Apalachicola River which flows south through Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. The lake is fed by the Flint River in Georgia, and the Chattahoochee River which forms the border between Georgia and Alabama. Our destination today is Selma, Alabama, and of the many ways to get there, we headed north along the west side of the Chattahoochee River. Selma is located near the...

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2010 Race 2 Finish

Apr 14, 2009 - Voting Rights

It seems that sometimes we take the 'givens' in life for granted. As an example, after visiting Mexico I don't think we will ever look at clean running water out of a tap the same way again. Our visit to China made us thankful for the governments stance on emissions and clean air. Today's visit to Selma would make us grateful to the thousands of folks who marched and protested so that ALL citizens of this country would have the right given to them by our Constitution to vote. First of all, it is hard to believe that within our lifetimes...

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Jul 7, 2008 - Selma history, family history, food and fun

We have been having an enjoyable weekend swimming and relaxing down in the creek at the place where Aunt Frankie lives. We did have a lightening and rain storm come down on us Saturday. I swear that we did not bring that rain from Washington. The rain was welcome here though. It has been dry. Sunday we attended mass in Selma at a little catholic church called Queen of Peace. The church is on the historic sites register, but wasn't listed in my GPS for churches. There were however about 45 Baptist churches in the vicinity. The family reunion...

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Jul 5, 2008 - Family visit in Alabama

Saturday: We drove into the country corner market about 10 min. down the way to buy Aunt Frankie a coke. They didn't want our "Yankee money"..they were joking that it was no good there. Later family fun at Aunt Frakies creek. there were watermelons cooling in the creek and relatives sitting in lawn chairs in the creek. the cousins were teasing each other about the alligator up the way, but the moms were hollering at the kids to keep an eye out for snakes. Swapping stories and laughing. Kids played in the creek all day. Aunts and Uncles...

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Jan 4, 2008 - Driving through Mississippi to Alabama

We drove through Mississippi and on to Alabama stopping for the night at a wonderful Corp. of Engineers park(We love these too, with our Golden Age pass, its 1\2 price) which was $7.00 at Prairie Creek with a huge pull thru site between Prairie creek and the Alabama river with water,electric and a dump station too. Very nice people at the gate and such a nice place, sure wish we could stay longer, but another Next time. We came through Selma,Alabama so had a little history lesson for Naomi about Rosa Parks and the Selma to Montgomery...

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Apr 8, 2007 - Selma, Alabama

4/8 - 4/15 We drove 60 miles to the Six Mile Creek Campground about six miles out of Selma, Alabama. We had a beautiful site right on the Creek, a great place to just sit back and relax. Selma was the heart of the black "right to vote" movement. We visited the National Voting Rights Museum where we learned details of the march from Selma to Montgomery. We visited the Brown Chapel AME church which is where the march began. We also walked across the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. On the first march (Bloody Sunday) state police and local police...

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Feb 23, 2003 - Montgomery & Selma

A couple of hours on the road and we're in Montgomery, the state capital. Spent the afternoon checking that out, along with the first White House of the Confederacy, and the Civil Rights Memorial -- what a diversity of sites that was! Mongomery is a nice town. We were really surprised! A beautiful day and we're off to Selma -- the home of the voting rights campaign in the South. It seems unbelieveable to us that just 35 short years ago, black people in the south couldn't vote. We saw the entire route of the march from Selma to Mongomery in...

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Feb 23, 2003 - Montgomery & Selma

A couple of hours on the road and we're in Montgomery, the state capital. Spent the afternoon checking that out, along with the first White House of the Confederacy, and the Civil Rights Memorial -- what a diversity of sites that was! Mongomery is a nice town. We were really surprised! A beautiful day and we're off to Selma -- the home of the voting rights campaign in the South. It seems unbelieveable to us that just 35 short years ago, black people in the south couldn't vote. We saw the entire route of the march from Selma to Mongomery in...

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