Billy Gould Coal Mine and Coke Ovens

 

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Recently I saw a photograph of these old coke ovens located in Helena. I had never heard their story. So after searching the internet and writing a few people I found a historical group in Helena. They were nice enough to invite me to visit one of their meetings. Afterwards, we took a little field trip and visited the ovens. I certainly enjoyed meeting each one and appreciate their hospitality.

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Moss Rock Preserve

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Saturday, October 11, 2014, 19,996 photographers of all walks of life and skill levels the world over, took part in the Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photowalk™. Our group in met at the Moss Rock Preserve located in Hoover, Alabama.

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Ozan Vineyard

Earlier this spring Cindy visited the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, located in Calera, Alabama. There we rode a train pulled by a steam engine down to Ozan Vineyard where we toured the grounds. If you missed the post you can find it here, Golden age of Steam.
The following are several addition pictures that were taken at the vineyard.

 

 

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More than just Hot Air

 

 

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Earlier this year we attended the Alabama Jubilee in Decatur. In addition to the hot air balloons, there are crafts for sale and a tractor and car show. The following are a few pictures that I took during the weekend.

 

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Talladega Creek

 

 

 

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Our family recently visited the Talladega Creek located in the Talladega Nation Forest.

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