We have spent some time visiting with Leonard's son Lennie and family. This is the house they are now renting but plan on buying.
On Monday we did a bit of touring. Our first stop was at the old Houston Jail in Houston, AL. It was built in 1868 is the 2nd oldest log jail in the nation.
The hand-hewn logs were filled with nails to prevent prisoners from sawing their way to freedom. There are two small rooms in the jail. After it was no longer a jail and until the 1960's it was used as a private residence. Note the hole in the back wall. While a jail, this was the "bathroom facility" EEWWWW!!!
Next we drove to the town of Natural Bridge to see the longest natural span east of the Mississippi. The sandstone arch spans 148 feet long and 60 feet high. It was formed by an underwater river over 200 million years ago.
A little west of Cullman is 270 foot long Clarkson Covered Bridge. There is a lovely picnic grove at the bridge site.