So I just discovered a gem a couple of hours away … Florence, Alabama. I’d driven through years ago but never stopped. so I didn’t know much at all about the town. In doing some Internet research, I learned it had tons of history, so I trekked over to see for myself. I’ve posted a few pictures here and will post more later. I was very impressed with the downtown area, which was buzzing, even though (I believe) its local college, the University of North Alabama, was out for summer. I hope you enjoy these photos.