We had a great vacation in Northwestern Alabama early this summer. The occasion was the W. C. Handy Jazz & Blues Festival in the Florence area. We visited family – Clem’s niece and her family – and my brother and his family. We also visited some interesting places – The Rosenbaum House (Frank Lloyd Wright), the Coon Dog Cemetery, the Tuscumbia Train Depot Museum, the Colbert County Courthouse, and the Belle Monte Home/plantation. Since we’ve not really been able to get to Texas Courthouses this year – I’ve decided to post photos from this trip – and a later trip to Michigan. I know that’s not what this website is about – but at least it keeps my fingers ‘in the pie’ when it comes to maintaining the site.