So, new at my Flickr stream are about eighty thousand photos I took today while we were out and about on our excursion. I typically suck at picture taking, but the Museum of Flight in Birmingham had such extraordinary stuff to shoot that I was rather pleased at my shots. I’m now wondering if I just have crappy stuff to take pictures of, since I’m clearly uber-talented behind the lens.
There are also some shots of the University of Montevallo, where Bryan graduated and I attended (he will be the first to point out that HE walked away with a degree and I did not). The campus is just breathtakingly beautiful, and today was the most perfect day to visit. The weather was spring-warm, and we walked the cobblestone hand-in-hand and felt like children again.
Until my hip popped and I had to beg that we return to the car. Yes, my hip gave out on me. I’m ancient, folks. Ancient. (Quick question: when did college kids get so YOUNG?)
But, that gave us a reason to drive to Five Points and dine at Jim ‘n Nick’s BBQ, one of the better meals I’ve had as of late. I love finding out of the way places to eat.. and while Jim ‘n Nick’s is a chain, the food was outstanding and the neighborhood was quirky enough to satiate me.
All in all, we had a fabulous day. We’re probably staying “land locked” until our family vacation for Bryan’s birthday: we plan on packing up the fam for a beach outing.
God help us all.