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Friday, January 15, 2010

Leaving Birmingham in the Morning


When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today we went to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful sunny day in the 60's and we had a great time checking out the 67 acres of trees and gardens and greenhouses. After walking miles through the park we stopped and had a nice lunch at the Garden Cafe. I was really surprised that the Garden and parking right in downtown Birmingham was free! Sheila has had a good visit with her sister Nancy and tomorrrow the rains are supposed to move into the area. We have decided to sleep in tomorrow, again camping out on Kelly's living room floor, then hit the road and continue north up 59 toward Knoxville and beyond.

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