3 Places to be Nerdy in Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, Alabama

The Rocket City: home to nearly 200,000 nerds. There’s no shortage of nerdiness in Huntsville, so let’s just start with a few, shall we?  Continue reading


7 Things to Do in Montgomery, AL

Alabama State Capitol Building

Family outing! My brother was doing some training at Maxwell Air Force Base, and since he was now within three hours of us all, the whole family convened in Alabama’s capital city, and I of course dragged Kevin along. We barged into town with hardly a plan and what resulted was an eclectic mix of sites, so here are our seven things to do in Montgomery:  Continue reading

Discovering the Muscle Shoals Sound

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

This small northwest Alabama town was once a sought-after recording location for some of the world’s best-known musical artists looking to get a taste of the Muscle Shoals sound and the fame that comes with it. While the town may not be the “Hit Recording Capital of the World” as it was in the 60s and 70s, tourists and musicians alike still come from miles away for a little of that Muscle Shoals sound.  Continue reading

To the Moon and Back: U.S. Space and Rocket Center

US Space & Rocket Center

Ah, the Space and Rocket Center: the quintessential Huntsville attraction. It’s practically a requirement that I bring people here when they visit Huntsville, even if the only things I go for are my rocket and the Space Shot. But there are more wonderful things this museum has to offer, and I will fill you in on all of those below: Continue reading