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We started with the idea of going to a AA Baseball game in each of the four major cities in Alabama: Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile.
More and more Major League Baseball players are making the jump directly from AA to the big leagues and you can see these future stars in intimate stadiums at reasonable prices.
We thought we’d see a few sights in Alabama, eat some grits and biscuits & gravy, pig out on barbeque and drink a lot of sweet tea, but what we experienced in Alabama really knocked our socks off and left us planning our next visit at the soonest possible opportunity. Read more about Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis’s Alabama getaway.
What is lying just down the road from where you live? What unexplored places are just a few gallons of gas away but you’ve never set foot in them?
For me the main one has been Huntsville, Alabama, a nearby enigma on my personal map. It’s my daughter’s spring break, though, and I’ve got the itch to explore. The three of us pack up the car with only vague ideas of what we’ll be doing there, but we have four days to figure it out. Read more of Tim Leffel's story about family fun activities in Huntsville.
I remember well, on a visit to Atlanta for a tradeshow, asking my old friend Harry if we could go out and see some of the small towns nearby.
"There ain't any," he said, and it was true. The whole area outside of the city is wall-to-wall suburbs, strip malls and nothing resembling a small southern town.
But on my trip to Alabama I found towns like Fairhope, Foley and Monroeville that are as charming to me as my home village, South Deerfield, Massachusetts... a little burg with everything you need: pharmacy, video store, hardware store, general store and of course, cafe. Read more about editor Max Hartshorne's small town experiences in Alabama.
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