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Shinbone, Mt. Cheaha, And A Religious Roadsign

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

This past weekend, we took a trip in the new car up to Mount Cheaha, which is the highest point in Alabama.

On the way, we stopped in Shinbone, Alabama (I guess it is actually called "Shinbone Valley") at the general store there:


There's an antiques shop next door:

And a little gas station too:

That's pretty much Shinbone. Except when we were leaving, the road to Mt. Cheaha goes right by the Union Dempsey Baptist Church and you can see even from the road how elaborately one family in particular has decorated:



There's so much going on that I took a short movie of it to get it all in:


From Shinbone, it's just a few miles to Mount Cheaha:

Daddy told Shug he could see our house from up there!

Mt. Cheaha is a state park and they have hotel rooms, cabins, and chalets that can be rented plus there's a swimming pool and a restaurant there too.

We decided to go up to Anniston for lunch and on the way passed this:


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This is totally different, but in California there's a place called Salvation Mountain, built by Leonard Knight - there are over 3000 pics of it on Flickr here and the official website is here. Really something!

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