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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.