It took a few days after we'd booked our three-week stint in Huntsville, Alabama trip before reality set in. Alabama? Seriously? For three weeks? And no car? What the hell are we going to do?
Initially, this seemed like a fantastic idea for the following reasons:
- Southeast Asia isn't a pleasant place to be in late April. Hot, dry... and hot.
- Sheila was off for a few weeks on "summer" break from her school.
- Flights were covered thanks to the fine people at TBEX who asked me to speak at their conference. Again.
- We landed a house-sitting assignment nearby, keeping our lodging costs at the magical zero number.
But did I mention Huntsville? Alabama? Yeah... I thought I did.
Much to our pleasant surprise; Huntsville turned out to be a lovely place to visit. We've a few stories we'll share on our travel/comedy/relationship advice podcast. But we also have a couple of One Minute Memories to share.
Turtles all the way down
We spent part of the day in Huntsville's Botanical Gardens. Inside we found a butterfly exhibit. And inside the butterfly exhibit was a pond with some turtles basking in the sun. You can hear the water and see a guest make an appearance about 3/4 the way through the video.
Two ducks. Too many carp.
The number of carp in the pond at Big Spring Park in Huntsville is legion. Like, in a creepy way. If you tossed enough food in, a small child could walk across the pond and never get more than the bottom of her feet wet. And slimy. Because carp are wet and slimy. In this One Minute Memory video, we tried to capture the less creepy part of the fish. And then the ducks showed up to steal the spotlight. And food.
Thanks for having us, Huntsville!