More Tannehill State Park Photos

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An Afternoon with Charles Dickens

Dickens Downtown, Northport, Alabama, December 2, 2014.  This annual event features Theater Tuscaloosa performing scenes from a Christmas Carol, 5th Alabama Regimental Band, an English Town Crier, Father Christmas and the Northport Downtown merchants. december 626

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Military Scarecrows: Check out Alabama November 1

If your looking for something (inexpensive)to do this weekend in North West Alabama.  There are several options.

First there’s the scarecrow festival in Vernon Alabama.  The festival includes a 5K, a corn toss and food and entertainment.  There will be booths and vendors as well.

Second, is the “Dixie Division Military Show” at Tannehill State Park. There is no admission for the “show” but there is a small fee to enter the park.  The show, showcases military surplus including jeeps and other vehicles.   For information about the Dixie Division Military Club go to  For more information about Tannehill go to:  While your there make sure you check out the rest of the park.  Especially the sweet shop, and ask for some Fairyland Fudge.


Old Alabama with a Capital T

Montgomery, Alabama currently serves as the state capital of the state of Alabama, but prior to that four other places held the title.  St; Stephens, Huntsville, Cahabaw, and Tuscaloosa,  all were the location of the Alabama state capital until 1846 where it was permanently moved to Montgomery.


Today the remains of the old state house can be found in Capitol park in Tuscaloosa.  After Tuscaloosa ceased to be the captiol city, the building was used by the Alabama Central Female College.  The building burned in 1923, but the remains are still there and can be “toured”



One might expect to find the ghosts of the old law makers hanging around, but the day I was there all I found was one loan little red fox.


Running of the Colors

I have just attended my first color run.   If you don’t know what a color run, let me explain it to you.  It is a marathon type race (5K) that was started in 2011 as a way to promote health, happiness and community. All ages may participate.  Each participant starts the race wearing a clean white t-shirt.  As they pass each kilometer they are “attacked” with a color powder or spray.  So by the finish line each racer is covered in bright colors.

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Here is a link to the Color run website