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    Finding the Southern Museum of Flight

    by grandmaR Updated Oct 18, 2007

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    Heliocopter out front
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    Favorite thing: Now we were heading for the Southern Museum of Flight which was supposed to be right next to the airport. We were supposed to get off and follow the airport fence (according to the brochure). So we did this and soon came to an S2F inside the fence. So we turned in and we were at Mercury Aviation - not the museum. So we went back out onto the perimeter road and kept looking. We came to another entrance but that was the Alabama Air National Guard. So we turned around again. Then we came to a T28 and some other airplanes, and turned in again - no not the museum - another entrance to Mercury Aviation.

    Fondest memory: Finally Bob spotted a small sign pointing to the museum. We walked into the museum and were met by a man who said that the museum wasn't open today because they had stayed late a previous day before Christmas and so they were closed today to make up for that. But they were having a little impromptu jazz concert and we could come in and look around for free.

    I looked around, but I got tired and went and sat down and listened to the jazz. (Bob always takes longer in the museums than I do as I just take pictures and keep walking, and he actually stops and reads the placards.)

    Bob started to talk to the guys at the museum about what he had flown and said that he had flown just about everything because he had been at Test Pilot School, and I'd never really heard him talk about that before.

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    It was nice to be in Alabama/USA

    by Luchonda Updated Oct 14, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The international motorsports - hall of fame - dedicated to the people and vehicles that made motorsports history
    Open daily 8.30 till 05 pm and a place with multipurpose facilities.

    Fondest memory: The south american accent, always good for a laugh and misunderstanding (in a good way) xample : " Hey gulls, give me some sugar" means : Girls, give me a kiss
    A laugh sensation by Steve Mitchell and a dedication to all the Yankees in the hope that it will teach them how to talk right
    -Some examples :
    - Jevver : means did you ever " Jevver hear anything so dumb in your life ?"
    - Jew : means did you " Jew want to buy that commic book son, or just stand here and read it here ?"
    - Etlanna and Bumminham : means "Atlanta and Birmingham"

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    • Business Travel

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  • Go to Southside and the 5...

    by Becky_A. Written Sep 2, 2002

    Favorite thing: Go to Southside and the 5 Points area for great people watching. It is a fantastic area for sitting at an outdoor cafe (especially since our weather is mild most of the year) and watching the world go by.

    Fondest memory: When I am away from Birmingham, I miss the friendliness of the people the most. Just about anyone here will help you in any way possible and usually not have any ulterior motives.

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    The Best: Oak Mountain State...

    by Tesney Updated Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: The Best: Oak Mountain State Park (Many Fun Activities!!)

    Nightlife: 5 Points South !

    Shopping: Riverchase Galleria

    Family: The Mcwane Center (Includes the Imax Theater)

    Theater: Alabama Theater & Imax

    Liesure: Museum of Art

    Fondest memory: The Friendly Southern People!!

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  • Visit the Hospital of...

    by Chasse Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Visit the Hospital of University of Alabama in Birminham maybe one of the best sites for the medical care, specially the heart surgery and more partucular mention of the Dr john W Kisrklin. ¬°Thanks him !

    Fondest memory: The humanistic and extremely kind of the people to the pacients and their relatives.

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    Okay you know by now...

    by RhondaRuth Written Apr 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: My favorite part of Birmingham was the

    Japanese Gardens.

    Fondest memory: The beautiful walk with new friends thru such a lovely garden is a special memory.

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