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located about 20 miles southwest of downtown birmingham is tannehill historic state park. this interesting state park is home to the roupes valley iron works which produced iron for the confederacy during the civil war. tannehill state park is also home to the alabama iron and steel museum. tannehill state park has on display 45 historic homes and buildings from the 19 th and early 20 the century. tannehill state park offers camping, rental cabins, swiming, fishing, hiking trails, and a children's miniture railway. for those interested in alabama history and nature tannehill historic state park is well worth a visit.
from birmingham take I-65 south to I-459. on I-459 go west in the direction of tuscaloosa and exit at macalla alabama (exit 1). at mccalla take eastern valley road about five miles south to the park entrance.
Written Aug 16, 2009
NHC convention Alabama 2005 - meeting Honda associates all over the world
Our team, Paperrazzia was in the finals and awarded for excellency
NHC stands for :
A small group of associates is brainstorming about big or even small problems in the company, analysing the problem and taking countermeasures. Our theme was : less paper consumption and indeed, in 2005 our team realised a less consumption of 32%.
New or next Honda Circle is initiated in Japan in 1973 and has grown to become one of Honda's truly global activities with participating Associates in five blocs, Japan, Asia, South America, North America and Eur-Africa East
On our second day in BAM we had a training lesson, a so called TEAM building training.
Synergy by Samba - we had to learn about rythm, coordination, and damned, within 4 hours of time , we learned everything about synergy - more than 300 people became a perfect orchestra, playing simple instruments, directed by the maestro himself. A wonderfull experience
Updated Oct 27, 2005
Despite the rain, we had fun browsing among the farmers' tables spread with homemade salsa, local honey, beautiful hydrangeas, and all the fresh fruits and veggies you'd ever want. Only about 25 or 30 farmers there, but turnout might have been lowered by the rain. Takes place every Saturday, 7am-noon.
Updated Jun 29, 2004
If you're willing to brave the ghetto, Birmingham has some really good modern ruins. Of course, there is sloss furnace, which is now a museam, but there are several other buildings scattered around Birmingham proper that were once nice places and now have all the windows broken out.
Written Jan 28, 2004
The College is referred to as "The Hilltop."
On our way into Birmingham and the Botanical Gardens we drove through the beautiful college campus of Birmingham-Southern.
I couldn't help but take a few pictures of some of the lovely structures. When one of the first ones that I really liked caught my eye, I jumped out to get a shot of what I thought was an interesting building. It turned out to be the Mathematics Center! You wouldn't think that was so amazing, but .... I work in the Mathematics Department at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
And I'm not even a Mathematician!
The campus is located just three miles from Birmingham's downtown business district.
Updated Apr 29, 2003
ROCK CLIMBING!!!!! I'm an outdoor nut, not one that wants to live as a hermit in the woods, but I get outside as much as I can. Rock climbing is a hidden secret for the Birmingham area but those who go are quickly accepted into the rock climbing family. The most popular place around Birmingham is in Hoover. It's called the Boulder Fields. I also go to a few places off of Shades Crest road in Hoover. With in a few hours drive, the main spots are Sand Rock and Little River Canyon. Here is my buddy Nick slapping some rock at the Boulder Fields.
Written Aug 25, 2002
and well worth seeing.
After all ... they're FREE!
Check out my travelogues ... it's a beautiful place as you can see. Don't miss it!
Updated Apr 28, 2003
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