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Our prayers are with those that are suffering and for all the brave men and woman that are risking their lives. God Bless America.

I once saw someone post this in a newsgroup, "Why would anyone want to live in Alabama?" Why wouldn't anyone not want to? Alabama has some of the most beautiful countryside I have ever seen. ;-)

I have put up a few photos that my husband and I have taken of different places in Alabama that we have visited. As you can see the views are beautiful and there are also many interesting places to visit here.


Fort Payne
Home of the Country Western group "Alabama", Fort Payne has some beautiful countryside. Here is a church built of rock and the "Alabama" old tour bus.

Rock ChurchAlabama Tour Bus

My HusbandMardi Gras
My husband riding his Honda GoldWing Interstate 1100, got to lead the yearly Mardi Gras parade with his group of GoldWing Riders.

Home of Ave Maria Groto. A four acre park containing 150 miniature replicas of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. The builder of the miniatures was a Benedictine Monk, building his last model, the Basilica in Lourdes, in 1958 at the age of 80.

Home of the Marshall Space Flight Center. Many celebrities have visited here, including, Martin Sheen, Ron Howard and Art Carney. Chelsha Clinton stayed at the Space Camp for a week. Senator John Glenn and the STS-95 Shuttle Crew (Discovery Mission) came here Dec 15, 1998.

My Hometown
Snow? Yes Alabama has that too! :-)

When it's not snowing, the annual campout and trailride of horseback riders and wagons pass our house on their way to the campground. We have a picnic on our front lawn and enjoy the attraction.

Oldest standing courthouse in the state of Alabama.

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Joe Wheeler State Park

If you love to camp, Alabama has some beautiful and clean campsites. This Alabama State Park is one of our favorites.

Home of Some Celebrities ;-)

Lucas Black
Lucas who lives in Speake, prefers to live in Alabama than Hollywood.
He has many fans from all over the world. I know this because I get email telling me how much they like him. ;-)

Photo by John Godbey for The Decatur Daily
Speake High football team
Lucas (44) is surrounded by fellow seniors
(Fall of 2000)

Photo by The Decatur Daily
Lucas graduates!
His graduation class of 2001
(I blurred out his fellow classmates for their privacy)

Photo by Gary Crosby Jr. for The Decatur Daily
George Lindsey,(Goober from the Andy Griffth Show),
passing through on his way to visit Lucas Black

Celebrity Visits
(and there are many ;-)

Kirk Cameron
Photo by Gary Crosby Jr. for The Decatur Daily
Actor Kirk Cameron speaking at Central Baptist Church and at a Meals on Wheels fund-raising prayer breakfast on being a Christian. His new movie "Left Behind" is a must see. ;-)
(2/4/01 and 2/05/01)

Photo by John Godbey for The Decatur Daily
Country singer Pam Tillis posing for pictures and signing autographs at a local resturant. She was here promoting her album, "Thunder and Roses".

Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. for The Decatur Daily
Discovery Channel film crewmembers filming a reinactment of a solved 1988 murder for an upcoming episode of "The New Detectives". The segement was called "Silent Witness" and aired in September 2001.

Photo by David Higginbotham for The Decatur Daily
Orginal Survivor, Dirk Been speaking at Central Park Baptist Church on how fame, power and money are all fleeting.

Martin Sheen
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John Schneider
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Celebrities Born in Alabama
    • Kate Jackson, Born 10-29-48, Birmingham
    • Dean Jones, Born, 01-25-31, Decatur
    • George "Goober" Lindsey, Born, Jasper
    • Tallulah Bankhead, Born 01-30-03, Huntsville, Died 1968
    • Johnny Mack Brown, Born 09-01-04, Dothan, Died 1974
    • Courteney Cox, Born 06-15-64, Birmingham
    • Michael Biehn, Born, 07-31-56, Anniston
    • Gertrude Michael, Born 06-11-11, Talladega, Died 1964
    • Michael Rooker, Born 04-06-55, Jasper
    • Louise Fletcher, Born 07-24-34, Birmingham
    • Nat King Cole, Born 03-17-19, Montgomery, Died 1965
    • Gail Patrick, Born 06-20-11, Birmingham, Died 1980
    • Jim Nabors, "Gomer Pyle" Born 06-12-33, Sylacauga
    • Heather Whitestone, (Miss America 1995) Born 04-73, Dothan

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