History and Hidden Gems

Growing up in the area I thought I had been to, and seen everything worth seeing and doing in the area … boy was I wrong.There is so much I have never seen or was too young to appreciate when I did but there places I never knew existed. Place that didn’t exists or didn’t make it on my radar for whatever reason. I guess what happens after a while of living in the same city, is you get used to your ‘little bubble’ and forget there is so much more than that to experience.


So I’m on a mission to to seek out those
places and events and to rediscover my community.

I started last weekend with East Alabama
Motor Speedway. You may have read in my last blog about all the fun out at East
Alabama Motor Speedway. Well we went to the Lucas Late Model Dirt Track race
and let me tell you for my first dirt track it way exceeded expectations (and
they were already pretty high). The noise, the fun, the friendly people and the
cars zooming by is not just an adrenaline rush for drivers but fans too.

This weekend I am headed out to experience the ‘Phenix
City Story’ walking tour. This is something I have heard about all my life but
this newly launched tour led by local historian, Virginia Causey takes us
behind the scenes at the icon events and places that have woven their into
Phenix City folklore. The tour will start at 10am at Troy to see the beautiful art by Mike Howard, enjoy
the views of the river, and end at The Courtyard Marriott. The weather is
supposed to be wonderful this inaugural walking tour – which will also serve as
the kick-off event in Phenix for for the Alabama bicentennial tour. (More on the Bicentennial to come)

I know the Fort Mitchell Historic Site and
the Museum of Wonder on my list but I’d love to hear what hidden gems you think

I should explore and write about.

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