Burritt On the Mountain

Burritt on the Mountain is wonderful place to visit.  It’s located on Monte Sano Mountain and it overlooks the city of Huntsville, Alabama.

The historic park is filled with homes, antiques, and a barnyard from the 19th century.  Most of the homes are open, allowing visitors to freely explore.  There are a lot of informational signs posted around the park, which is designed to educate visitors on how people lived during that time period.

The park even has play areas for children, so they can dress up as pioneers, pan for gold, or climb on carriages.

The Burritt Mansion is part of the park and is also open to visitors.  Dr. William Henry Burritt built the mason in the 1930’s.  Dr. Burritt was born in 1869, in Huntsville, Alabama.  He worked as a homeopathic physician and he spent his retirement years at the mansion.

The mansion is gorgeous and was built with a variety of architectural styles, including classical, revival, federal, and art deco.

If you ever visit Huntsville, make sure to check out Burritt on the Mountain.

 

Using a Mercedes SUV as a Farm Vehicle

In Alabama, if you have a working farm you can register your vehicles (tractors, trucks, and any other vehicles that may end up on the road) as being used for farm work.  Since farm vehicles are not charged the same fees, this will allow you to save hundreds of dollars in registration cost.

My mom was driving me to the store to pick up some medication and we got behind a Mercedes with a farm vehicle tag.

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The Mercedes is an SUV and I admit I don’t know anything about the owner of the vehicle or what they do for a living.  I don’t like snapping to rash judgements about people without knowing any of the facts.

I am just saying, if I worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles and someone came in to  register their Mercedes as a farm vehicle (even if it is an SUV) I would be very suspicious.