Many of our most treasured holiday traditions involve the kitchen. Memories continue to be made around the table; the warmth of the stove and the smells of fresh-cooked foods lure friends and family eager to get the first taste of homemade delicacies, many of which are only made at Christmastime.
Bowling in Alabama
Alabama loves college football. Motorists driving to Tuscaloosa on Iron Bowl day realize it immediately — with traffic snarled in three zip codes; where the only guaranteed parking is for the Goodyear Blimp; when for four hours, 103,000 fans make Bryant-Denny Stadium the state’s fifth largest city — this is a football state.
Our bowl games have a 75-year history, with one of the first being the 1939 Montgomery startup, the Blue-Gray Football Classic. The Blue-Gray is no longer with us, but the Capital City has a new game in town.
Christmas on the Gulf
A travel writer visits the Gulf Coast for a story highlighting holiday events in the coastal counties. Alabama’s coast offers a great getaway any time of year, but during the winter the hotel prices are reduced, restaurants aren’t as busy, the beaches are still enjoyable and the shopping options are nearly limitless.