Welcome to Pell City, Alabama. Starting July 25, 2006, I will not be posting, or even trying to post on a daily basis. PC is a great place, and I don't want to quit altogether. Instead, I'll just try to improve the quality of the site and I'll try to post when I have a good picture or story to tell. Thank you so very much for the encouragement and kind remarks you have given me.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
To the Rescue
This is what you will see if you look across the highway while you are walking on the track, unless it is during one of the thousands of times each year that the Fire Department is out on a call. The Pell City Fire and Rescue Department is well trained and award winning (more on that later). So, if you are compelled to have a heart attack or deliver a baby while jogging, there are worse places you could do it.
They sure keep their Fire Engine Clean. I think I can see my reflection in two places.
This is a popular walking track which is conveniently located on one of the main roads through town, US Hwy 78. It is safe because of its openness and because it is well lit. You may get to see a night shot of this track in the future. The usual patronage seems to be young and middle aged adults. Sometimes there is a single jogger, and sometimes it looks like a tiny parade. The trees on the left make a great place to stop the car for a short break or made a little lunch.
This is the top of a building near the library. Sure it is fairly common, but it helps give the area a quaint appearance. It would be fun to get up to that small deck inside the railing, especially on a night when the stars are bright. This is a business, though, so they may not be equipped for fun.
Pell City is the County Seat for St. Clair County, AL. Actually, St. Clair has two County Seats: Pell City and Ashville. This photo was taken after closing time (see the clock?), so there are not many vehicles around. This nice building is obviously not very old, but the best part is inside. The folks inside are friendly and helpful.
This is all that most people see of Pell City, AL. Pell City is on the busy Intersate Highway 20 in the Northeast quadrant of Alabama. One day, drivers will be able to speed by much faster than they do now. When the road construction is finished, the speed limit will be raised from 55 to 70 MPH. Too bad, though. Pell City is a nice place to visit and a nice place to live.