Shirley is on the left, Carol on the right, sitting in front of O'Henry's, enjoying their lattes:
We made another visit to Penzey's Spices, where Shirley found a few things for her pantry. Oh, yes, and Jim found a few more spices that our kitchen needed too!
Carol had been telling us about "The Vulcan" - a statue that has been standing watch over Birmingham for many years. We decided we should see it while we were close by.
This is the largest steel statue ever cast in the United States. It is a symbol of the nation's steel and iron industry:
Jim took a picture of Shirley, Carol and me while we were there:
Shirley had to go back to her home in Columbus, MS, and we needed to get a few things done, so we parted company after another great lunch at Mellow Mushroom. Carol and Steve came over for dinner that evening to complete a great day.
Our last evening was spent with Carol and her family, going to dinner one last time. We've enjoyed their company and hospitality so much and will really miss them!
It was an easy travel day, and we arrived at the Hollywood Casino RV Park just after 2:30 this afternoon. Dortha and Mark finished up at Red Bay yesterday and had already come over last evening. They arranged for us to have the site next to them here for the weekend. Dortha fixed a tasty dinner for us and then we drove around the area before stopping to try out a few slot machines at Harrah's.
I never realized how many casinos there are in this area - 9. I also learned that they are all built on water, since that is the only legal way to build casinos here. Tomorrow we hope to visit the river park and maybe even take a riverboat cruise. Did I say something about slowing down our pace? Not likely!