The Family Bathroom

I had to use the bathroom while I was at the Athens Public Library in Athens, Alabama.

The sign on the door said it was a family bathroom.  I thought it was one of those male/female single use restrooms, but I was wrong.  It was more than that.

This bathroom is designed for adults and children it use.  It had a child sized toilet and sink next to the regular sized options.

I thought this was a great idea.  It must be difficult for little ones to use public bathrooms, because they are not made to be child friendly.

Hank Williams – Boyhood Home Museum

As a child, Hank Williams, Sr. lived in Georgiana, Alabama, (about an hour south of Montgomery).  The house he lived in is now a museum.  The exhibits include some personal items, albums, posters, and other things of historical significance.

It’s small but interesting.  The workers are knowledgeable about the history of the house and will gladly answer any questions.

I enjoyed my visit and would recommend it to anyone traveling through the area.

Looking for Bears

Last week I went to visit Aunt Kathy in Mobile, Alabama.  She has about 40 acres of land located on a dirt road. 

To get to her house, I had to drive through a big mud puddle.  I actually went through the puddle four times.  Mom was not happy, but I thought it was a ton of fun. 

The water splashed onto the engine of my Jeep and it started to steam.  Mom was freaking out and thought the engine was smoking.  I tried to calm her down and explain the temperature gauge was in the normal range and it was just steam.  She didn’t believe me and was reluctant to stay in the vehicle.  

Eventually, we made it to Kathy’s house.  There are bears living on her property, so I went exploring the woods hoping to get a picture of one of the bears. 

Unfortunately, the only animal I found was a turtle.  I ended up getting covered in mud when I took its picture.  When I made it back to the house I was covered in dirt, mud, and sweat.  I smelled horrible, but I had planned for this and had an extra set of clothes that I could put on after taking a shower.

I really enjoy exploring Kathy’s property and maybe one day I will find those bears.

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Visiting Pate Farm

I went to Mobile, Alabama, last week to see my cousin Becca graduate with her nursing degree.

While I was there, I was able to visit her farm.  Becca has a potbellied pig named Penelope.  The pig was a bit grouchy, but I did get to pet her for a little while.  Her hair is really bristly and tough.  It hurts if you pet her against the fur.

Becca also had a donkey named Timothy.  The donkey was a bit nervous, but friendly.  I was able to pet and hand feed the donkey.  However, he ran away when I laughed.

In the house Becca has an aquarium with an albino frog.  The frog was under water, so I decided to reach into the aquarium and touch the frog.  It jumped so fast that it scared me.  I jerked my hand out of the aquarium and screamed like a little girl.  Becca thought the whole thing was funny, but it was a little embarrassing.

I had a great time visiting Pate Farm.