Got back from S’port last night. Here’s some pics of our new town.

Here’s the house we’ll be renting for the next six months or so. Small? Yes. But we’ll only be there a little while. And the location is excellent, being not only in a great neighborhood but also next door to my step-sister; i.e. right next door to free baby sitting.

The Cathedral of St. John Birchmans, where we’ll go to church, by foot if we want, as it’s a sidewalked mile from the house.

This is St. Joseph Catholic Church. We’re going to buy a house in the neighborhood where this church is located, so eventually it will be where we attend mass. They’re doing some serious renovations, which is good, it needed it. We went once prior to the project, and while the exterior looked promising, the inside was just aweful: Sheetrock and a dropped tile ceiling. Hopefully the remodel will result in something more inspiring.

S’port’s version of the Alabama Theatre, the Strand.

Jenny’s from Tupelo, so it’s only fitting that we live near where the King got his start, S’port’s Municipal Auditorium, home of the Louisiana Hayride:

On the riverfront pavilion, looking towards the Texas Street bridge and the casinos:

Further down the river, on the Stoner Avenue MTB trails:

B’ham’s got the Boobie Trap, but S’port’s got . . .

This is Cross lake, which borders the city. I’m not big on watersports. Fishing is fun, though, and I’ve got a nice 35 mile bike ride that goes around the lake. So having such a huge lake five minutes from the house is pretty nice:

Another shot.

And another.

Don’t fret, I’m still going to put up more kid pics and also announce the contest winner soon.

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7 Comments on “Pictures”

  1. Himself Says:

    Just for the record, there’s a deeper pool of free baby sitters in NJ and the Poconos.

  2. Bill Taylor Says:

    When I was in Shreveport back in April, I ran a 10 mile out and back on the Clyde Fant trail. I started near the casinos and went south. I saw a couple of guys on their mtb’s on the trails that branched off the paved trail.

  3. wheeler Says:


    that paved trail is really nice. it and the mtb trails are only a couple of miles from where we’ll be living. i’m really looking forward to putting the kids in the bike trailer and pulling them along the paved trail.


    and they’d be needed, as to afford to live up there mom and dad would both be working 24/7. 😉

  4. Frank Says:

    While I hate that you are leaving Birmingham, I hope you will keep up the blog in LA. I would miss your writing and I really do enjoy the pictures of the kids.

    Good luck with the move.

  5. Kathy Says:

    Wheeler, it looks like a really nice town. Beautiful lake pics!

  6. Greenshirt Says:

    I am not very good with words unless I am wise-cracking. I trust you have a real feeling for what you are about, and, if that is the case, it must be for the best. Someone once warned Richard Nixon not to beccome fat and lazy, and he took the advise to heart and went on to his illustrious career. “Illustrious” here can be debated, but the advise was good nonetheless. Avoid complacency like you would avoid a rabid dog.

  7. wheeler Says:

    “Avoid complacency”

    the biggest reason in favor of remaining a lawyer in b’ham? it would have been the easiest thing to do.

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