Welcome to the first stop on our virtual road trip around the U.S. I am so excited for this tour and I hope you all enjoy it. The U.S is my top place to visit and within the U.S a few particular states which I will tell you all about later on in the road trip.
Today we are arrive in Alabama and our tour host today is Ginny from Ginny Gallagher .com formerly known as Gin's Book Notes. Enjoy your day in Alabama!
Hi everyone! Welcome to Alabama the 30th largest state in the U.S. I live in the Southeast portion of Alabama also known as LA (lower Alabama). My area borders North Florida and South Georgia, which is nice because the Florida white sandy beaches are within an hour or two drive.
You will need to pack some shorts, sunscreen, and mosquito spray for this trip. It’s going to be HOT and HUMID! Be prepared to sweat.
While you are in Alabama you might want to visit…
Huntsville, AL – Home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Centre (Space Camp anyone?) and the Huntsville Botanical Gardens
Mobile, AL – USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Gulf Shores AL - Beautiful beaches with pure powder white sand.
Birmingham, AL - Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and McWane Science Center
You can check out the Alabama Travel Sites for more must visit places in Alabama.
There’s only one thing we Alabamans love more than football and that’s eating. You will find plenty of down home southern style food establishments to satisfy your hunger along with any other style food that might make your taste buds dance.
Famous people from Alabama:
Martin Luther King, III
Nat King Cole
Authors or books set in Alabama
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
Forest Gump by Winston Groom
A.G. Porter, indie author of The Darkness Trilogy calls Alabama home.
Susannah Sandlin – author of Penton Legacy, Omega Force, and The Collectors Series.
I will soon be able to add my name and book one of The Cauldron Series to this list!
Thanks Megan for offering me the opportunity to share a little about the place I call home with you and your readers. I know I’ve missed many wonderful authors, books, restaurants, etc. but I hope that I’ve shared enough to stir your interest in Alabama.
Ginny Gallagher – formerly Gin’s Book Notes
Thanks to Ginny for sharing all about Alabama. I really want to check out the beaches and try some of Saw's Soul Kitchen Food.
Check out Day two in Alaska with author Jolene B Perry here
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Ginny has kindly offered a giveaway with her post of a $10 Amazon Gift Card. This is open to anyone who can receive Amazon.com giftcards. The giveaway ends August 23rd 2015.