Tag Archives: Alabama

16 Months of Adventure – Riverside 177 White Water Retro Camper Report

A 16-Month Performance and Adventure Report Sixteen months ago we drove our brand new Riverside 177 White Water Retro camper off of the dealer’s lot. Shortly before I posted the first “Camper Report,” we had experienced several minor issues, but … Continue reading

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The Boulder in the Pulpit – The Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, Alabama

What do you do when you want to build a church, but there is a huge boulder in the way? Make it part of the church, of course! I am beginning to believe that “serendipity” could easily be a synonym … Continue reading

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DeSoto Falls, Alabama – Witness to History

After lunch at the Wildflower Café, we followed the signs to DeSoto Falls. I hate to pass up a chance to visit any waterfall. The falls are immediately below a dam across the Little River that runs along the top … Continue reading

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Wildflower Café – Fine Dining in Blue Jeans

Everyone has his or her own idea of “fine dining.” For some it requires formal dress, white table cloths, too many pieces of silverware, and a waiter with a towel draped over one arm, accompanied by overpriced appetizers and undersized … Continue reading

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Hog Jaw Valley Will Never be the Same

Remembering My Friend Don My friend, Don, who led me on a trip through space and time, died this week. The space was Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama, and the time was his boyhood. I met Don at Harry and Ollie’s, … Continue reading

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge Post

This photo is posted in response to Cee’s Which Way Challenge Post. It is not often I post a photo with no supporting text! Which Way?

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Bridgeport Depot Museum, Alabama

Several “I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia” posts make reference to the railroad that crossed the road to the house, specifically (My First Night with the Car). From as far back as I can remember I could hear … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley – Part 2

The trip through Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama continues: One of the major landmarks on my tour was the Hembree home place. This two-story white frame building looks much as it did 80 years ago. Don grew up with several of … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley Part 1

Prologue How can you not want to explore a place named Hog Jaw Valley? It is a remote, rural, agricultural, sparsely populated area where Don and I were “thrown out” of two places. And why would it remind me of … Continue reading

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