No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

One of my favorite cookies is the oatmeal no bake cookies. I sometimes buy them in the deli section of the grocery store. I don’t buy them often because Jeff doesn’t like them and I eat them all myself. During the holidays I made them to take to Christmas with my family. They were of…

Buc-ee’s!!

The 2nd Buc-ee’s has opened in Alabama. This one is located in central Alabama right outside Birmingham in the city of Leeds. Have you visited yet?? We’ve seen a lot of posts on social media of visits that have been made. The store is 53,250 square feet. There are 120 gas pumps. They have large…

Barbecue Stop

With Covid-19 it’s been awhile since we tried a new restaurant. But we have tried to get back to finding new restaurants, working thru our list of places that we’ve yet to visit. We have had the Barbecue Stop at Clay on our list for quite some time. We decided on a VERY cold Saturday…

The Casual Pint

Recently while in the Hoover area we saw a place at The Grove shopping area that we added to our list of places to try. We decided recently to give them a try. Turns out this is more of a pub/bar than a restaurant. They don’t have sweet tea other than possibly in a bottle…

Alabama vs. Kentucky- Covid style

We attended the Alabama vs. Kentucky football game. We were a little concerned about going, just because we weren’t sure what to expect with social distancing. We had heard about the changes, but until you experience them for yourself you’re never really sure. So we started our day out with a stop at Deep Roots…

Get Outside – Southeast Alabama

We took a trip to Dothan, AL in August to be with the family. While there we decided to take a trip to the Eufaula Wildlife Refuge. Well it turned out to be an eventful trip. We weren’t sure where we are going so we put it in the maps on one of our phones…

Get Outside – Huntsville Botanical Garden

My birthday happened during COVID-19. Restaurants had reopened to limited capacity, but the government was still requiring social distancing. So we again opted for an outdoor activity. For my birthday (which was on one of the triple digit heat days) we decided to go to Huntsville to visit their Botanical Garden’s. We made the 2…

Get Outside – Covered Bridges

We had plans for our 27th anniversary in April. Concert tickets were purchased and dinner plans were being thought about and then COVID-19 happened. The concert got postponed indefinitely and well dinner happened at home since all the restaurants were closed. We decided that since the governor said we could get outside and social distance…

Christmas at Eddie’s Florist

Since we were in Tennessee for a long weekend we decided to check to see if Eddie’s Florist in Henegar had their Christmas trees up yet, and they did. So we decided on the way home that we would make our 2nd trip to see their beautiful trees. We found them a few years ago…

San Juan, Puerto Rico

In all of mine and Julie’s travels, we had never left the U.S. mainland. Until this trip. As a result of my work, we were given the opportunity to attend a work function, held this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We had known the trip was upcoming for a couple of years, but only…