From the bloggers at Leisure Travel Vans:
From the Gulf of Mexico, to Montgomery on the Alabama River, through to the Mountain Lakes area in the north, our adventures in Alabama were as diversified as the state’s terrain.
We spent a night at Gulf State Park, a great opportunity to get up-close and personal with native critters, and the area boasts great fishing spots, zip lining, and restaurants, just minutes away from the park.
We continued north to Montgomery to take a self-guided tour of the Civil Heritage Trail – a 2.5 mile trail which links twelve historic sites which are related to the Civil War or the Civil Rights Movement.
North Alabama is big on their barbecues! After a day of exploring we decided to pay a visit to Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que in Decatur, and Lawler’s Barbecue in Athens, to sample lip-smacking sauces and good down-home cooking. Inspired by our journey, we created a Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe which can be cooked anywhere.
To view the recipe and learn details of the Alabama adventure, click here.