Yesterday, we went to the Exotic Pet Fair in Huntsville, Alabama. We saw all sorts of animals: pigs, birds, hamsters, genie pigs, monkeys, lizards, rabbits, squirrels, frogs, and snakes.
I know it sounds strange to most people, but I have no fear of snakes. I kept asking the venders to let me hold the snakes, so I could get a close up view of them. They are actually kind of cool.
Ardmore played a phenomenal game tonight. They defeated West Limestone by twenty points. The final score was 34 to 14.
Congratulations Ardmore Tigers
The family and I spent yesterday at the Renaissance Fair in Florence, Alabama. Venders were selling unique hand made items. There was also dancers and musicians. We all had a great time.
Every year, the Huntsville Botanical Gardens has a scarecrow exhibit. The scarecrows are created by various companies, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Each one is unique, which makes the exhibit fun and entertaining.
Rainbow Mountain is located in Madison, Alabama, and has several different hiking trails for visitors to explore. The trails are steep, rocky, and narrow at times. However; the scenery is exquisite.
While I was exploring Rainbow Mountain, I thought about a quote by Vincent van Gogh:
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Reed Books is a bookstore owned by Jim Reed and is located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. It is more than just an antique book store, it is also a museum of cultural artifacts.
When I first walked in the door, my jaw dropped and my eyes started to bulge out of my head. I was speechless.
I could spend an entire day at this bookstore. However, this is not a place I should be allowed to go unsupervised with a credit card. The results could be disastrous.
Vulcan Park is located at the top of a mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. It is home to the largest iron statue in the world, which locals like to call The Original Iron Man.
Visitors can take an elevator up to a walkway near the top of the statue. The view of Birmingham from there is breathtaking.
Vulcan Park also includes a museum that explains the role of iron production during the industrial revaluation and how Sloss Furnace (a facility that produced iron and steel) was responsible for the massive growth of the city of Birmingham.