|Alabama Home Sweet Home|
Even after traveling the world, the countryscape of northeastern Alabama is still one of the most beautiful and peaceful places we know. The rolling hills, naked wintry trees, mountain streams, cows grazing, and rolls of hay is an American sight that we have missed.
|Pink sunset, Crossville, Alabama.|
...In our US travels, we've come across many "Main Street USAs" with these older storefronts, but few are as thriving as the downtown in Gadsden. Unfortunately, most seem to be rundown and vacant where businesses have moved to more modern suburban strip malls. However, Gadsden seems to have figured out how to keep "Main Street" filled with restaurants, shops, bookstores, and local businesses.
|Downtown Gadsden, Alabama.|
|American street food! Hot dogs.|
|Back Forty Brewery, Gadsden.|
A trip to Gadsden wouldn't be complete without a trip to Academy Sports and Outdoors store to peruse through the large inventory of Alabama Crimson Tide gear and accessories (and a few Auburn Tigers wear as well). We loved the huge advertisement that said, "All Academy Sports in Alabama will be open early the day after Alabama wins the national championship game!" The confidence that Alabama exudes against the Fighting Irish on January 7th is overwhelming.