Monday, October 25, 2010

Tour of the South - Part 1

This past weekend Jessica, John, and I began a series of trips to show some of our good friends some of The South! First up was a trip to Alabama to see the beautiful fall foliage as well as the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. We took a hike on a moderate 1.5 mile trail, but it does not feel like 1.5 miles when you are carrying two children and have not worked out for a while! At the end of our hike we made some new friends and ended up joining them for hamburgers that night! We also got to visit a cave and feed some animals!

The girls all ready to go hiking!

Jessica was a bit timid about hiking in the woods.

Her best friend, on the other hand, was very excited!!

Yup....that's the trail we hiked on with 3 children under the age of 3!

We did get to see several deer!

Me carrying 50 lbs of children/clothing in my not so practical cowboy least I didn't have to worry about getting any ticks!

After we finally reached our destination of the Country Store!

Our friends at the cave! Jessica was not such a fan.

Going to feed the animals!

Quite a selection of donkeys, emus, and goats!

Jessica's best friend was quite taken with the emus!

Jessica used to love feeding any animal. Currently we are a little uncertain!

The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum was really great. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take any pictures inside the museum. If you have never seen it, you should really make a point of visiting sometime. It is beautifully done and centered around remembering the Civil Rights Movement both to bring honor to those who risked everything for what was right and to serve as a reminder so that future instances of injustice may be avoided.

Overall, it was a great trip! We are looking to our next installment of "Tour of the South" and have already started thinking about what we will do differently!

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