Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Check it out

Hey, Folks. We made it back to Pell City and we had to get some stuff. They have got plenty at the Super Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Stars and Stripes

I will be away for the long weekend and unable to post. So stay safe and meet me back here next week.

I could not find the official flag etiquette for posting on a photo blog, so I used the guide for displaying inside on a flat wall horizontally.

PS. Congratulations Taylor Hicks.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Don't Tread On Me

Here's a decent representation of our great county. You can see this if you go down to the courthouse in Pell City. Let's say you want to buy a licence plate for your utility trailor. Not many people do, apparently. But if you did, you would notice that it is hard to park in the front, especially if you go near lunch time. So if you found a parking place in the back and walked around the building, you could go in the side door. Then if you looked down, you just might see this emblem on the carpet as you walked in.

The stars on the map show the two county seats of St. Clair County. I might have mentioned that there are two on an earlier post. The surrounding counties are (clockwise starting with yellow) Etowah, Calhoun, Talladega, Shelby, Jefferson and Blount. Ok, I had to look up two of them. That's Lake Logan Martin between St. Clair and Talladega. The lines crossing the county are Interstate Highways, I-20 through Pell City and I-59 passing Ashville.

So if you find yourself at the door of the courthouse this is where you will be.

Monday, May 22, 2006


Mystery Solved

Did you ever wonder where they get those gas fireplace logs?

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Bark Bark Meow

The Pell City Animal Shelter is located near the airport. The people there take care of homeless animals and try to find families to adopt the pets. I tried to get you an animal picture, but the folks there weren't too keen on that idea. So you have to stop by sometime yourself.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Shocking News

May is National Electrical Safety Month! Who knew? I think it is easier to keep up with such schedules when you have school aged children. Never fear. There is still time left this month to press that TEST button on your ground fault receptacles. For even better advice, I recommend this article from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. If that does not satisfy you, try the website of the Electrical Safety Foundation International. Be safe, and call a professional to do that sparky stuff for you.

By the way, I pressed the TEST button pictured above and nothing happened. I guess I'll be calling an electrcian.

Friday, May 19, 2006


Drop In

Ah, lunch at Sammie's. You never know who you will run into.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Fly By

The calendar said Thursday, but the weather said Windsday. That did not stop some folks from flying in for lunch at Sammie's restaurant at the St. Clair Airport.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Tree Gnome

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


By request

Surely, this house in the historic distric of Pell City would be a great place to live.

Monday, May 15, 2006


Behind Every Cloud

The weather here is in full Spring swing. Rain and sunshine on any given day.

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Sunday Driver

Saturday, May 13, 2006



I think.

Friday, May 12, 2006



Here's a little creature that we share some property with. Is there anyone who can identify it from this picture? Don't be fooled by the close-up. It is very small.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Return Mail

No time to be watching videos, you should be taking pictures for your blog.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006



Here's another shot from Gossett's. Their cases were always filled with great memorabilia.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Mother's Day is coming up

May is the month of Mary. In keeping with tradition, flowers are placed by the statue of Mary.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Have you been eating right?

Thursday, May 04, 2006


Three Fingers

They are laying down on the job now, but soon these poles will carry power to the people.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006



A picture I took while waiting for the Duran Junior High Band to start up.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006



Monday, May 01, 2006


NASCAR Aftermath

Above is a night shot of the traffic headed West through Pell City after the race at Talladega Super Speedway. These cars, trucks and RVs drove for about 40 minutes to get here from Talladega, but, if they drove as fast as Jimmie Johnson when he won todays race, it would have taken them only about four and a half seconds.
Here is a look at their tail lights from the other side of the overpass. I took these pictures from Wolf Creek Road.

I heard there were about 200,000 people at the race this weekend (which was postponed to Monday due to rain).

Oh, and here's good news for the NASCAR drivers: 'Dega's track is being re-paved, starting tomorrow.

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