As most people know, I lived in Montgomery for just over 5 weeks. It wasn’t long, and it went by quickly. While I missed friends back in New Jersey, I had an enjoyable time in Alabama.
I kept busy, so I wasn’t doing “tourist” stuff every single day. Both my husband and I were able to get out, and we visited a few different cities, including Birmingham, Atlanta, and Pensacola.
Even though we were busy, we managed to travel on the weekends and went to quite a few places. We wanted to make the best of the month and who knows when (or if) we will be back.
Here are a few highlights of what we did do.
We visited the Wright Brothers replica. There is a full-scale replica of the first plane the Wright Brothers flew right off the highway.
When we went to Atlanta a few weeks ago, we relaxed and hung out with personal friend Laura. Laura has been a friend of mine for years, and it was so great to see her again.
In Pensacola, we chose to visit the Naval Aviation Museum. Can you tell we can never get away from planes? My husband was more fascinated with the engines of planes.
One of my favorite parts we saw were visiting the Cathedral Caverns in Woodville, Alabama. It’s a large cave with a lot of different rock formations.
The opening of the cave measures of 25 feet high and 126 feet wide!
There are some of the most beautiful formations ever created including one of the biggest stalagmites in the world.
Finally, we also made a quick stop to the wildlife preserve: Tigers for Tomorrow in Dekalb, Alabama. It’s a nonprofit wildlife preserve which cares for over 160 rare and exotic animals. Many people don’t know, but back through high school, I had an interest in wildlife conservation and looked at colleges focusing on zoology. My interests changed, but it’s still important to me.
The trip was no vacation but it was a breath of fresh air from New Jersey. We saw new places and tried new things. Of course, we ran races too:
Races Run While South:
MLK Drum Run 5k (18:40) (Birmingham)
Polar Bear 5k (18:42) (Atlanta)
Pensacola Double Bridge Run (58:41) (Florida)
Mercedes Half Marathon (1:27.01) and my husband’s marathon recap (Birmingham)
In summary, it was a great few weeks, and it was fun to see a different part of the country.
Questions for you:
Have you ever lived somewhere temporarily?
Have you been to Alabama before?