The wife is on Spring Break this week, so we took a day for some outdoor fun. We went down to Fort Payne, Alabama, to check out the Little River canyon, at the southwestern edge of Lookout Mountain. Had a great time - very beautiful place. One of the great but little-known places of natural beauty around here.
Fort Payne, Alabama is a great town. The central part has a lot of its original buildings from when it was a steel boom-town, and their spacing and street frontage is quite different from what is usually seen these days. A paved road looked out of place - it was designed for horses and wagons, and a black-topped road with a bright yellow stripe seemed like an anachronism. We had a late lunch at the Main Street Deli. Very good sandwiches and service, with a stage for live bands that perform there regularly. For a town of 13,000, Fort Payne has a very vibrant live music scene. A place I'll want to get back to some day.