Gwen and I went to Bass Pro Shop on Monday. I don’t like fishing, but I do enjoy going to Bass Pro Shop. They have some interesting items and you never know what you might find there.
The Houston Memorial Library and Museum is located in Athens, Alabama. George Houston was the governor of Alabama and a US senator.
George Houston died in the 1870’s. In the 1930’s, Houston’s family donated his house and property to the city of Athens. The property was freely given, with the stipulation the city would create a library and museum.
The museum was filled with historical documents, books, and various artifacts. I always enjoyed visiting, because I would find something I missed during my prior visit. I also loved the atmosphere of rooms filled with old books and their smell permeating throughout the house.
Unfortunately, the building was not properly maintained. The house is no longer safe for the public to visit, so the city closed the Houston Museum and Library last year.
I am not optimistic about their plans. The sign says it is, “Indefinitely and temporally closed for renovations,” which makes me cringe on so many levels.
We went to Pensacola for spring break this year and our favorite part of the trip was the Pensacola Lighthouse Museum.
Gwen and I climbed to the top of the lighthouse. We walked up 177 steps (similar to walking up 12 flights of stairs). Also, the staircase was narrow with holes in each step, so you could see all the way to the bottom while walking back down the stairs.
Congratulations – We Did It
Trees and Plants
Hanging Out at the Hotel and Other Random Photos
It was a great trip, but we are all glad to be back home.
Gwen and I took Blue, Ben, and Buddy to Indian Creek Greenway today. Everyone had a great time and now we are completely exhausted.