Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, November 12, 2011


This is the apartment complex where our daughter lives. So pretty!

Mindy acted as our tour guide and drove us all over Birmingham.
A man named John Perryman operated this old mill from 1867 until 1887. It ground the corn grown by local farmers.
The present structure, while not a working mill, was built in 1927. The Old Mill, under the management of Miss Frances Bomer, served breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner. Meals ranged from 50¢ to $1.75. Local residents found it to be a delightful rest stop while on horseback rides.

Perryman’s old original millstone was unearthed and used in the current building’s stone fireplace. It is now a private dwelling. Wouldn't it be fun to live there?!

So, Min drove us to this area called Five Points. She couldn't find a parking place so pulled into the parking lot of a certain wonderful chicken restaurant (my daughter-in-law's favorite one). It said that cars would be towed away if they weren't restaurant customers. We were just a few feet away from this fountain and Al and Mindy weren't at all concerned that we were not parking where we should be, but I was! I just was sure that a tow truck would appear! Of course if Staci had been with us, there would be no question that we would have had to stop for a quick bite of chicken!
Next stop - The Vulcan. The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry.

It began to rain and was just a bit blustery.
View from the top. Lortab is a bit blurry. Maybe he was shaking from fear of heights.
Taken from the top railing. Al is in front of the door to the steps. They were locked. We had to take an elevator up. (I didn't mind that! Climbing 6 flights doesn't sound like fun.)

( You can hardly see Lortab sitting on the stone.)

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Alabama foliage -

More to come....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I SO love all your 'travel' documentaries you live in such a great area but so do I. I should just get us out and explore California like you do the mid-west!
Sharley (Don's Beverlin's cousin)