Find Your Happy Place
Everyone needs a happy place. Ashton has found hers.
Way Too Quiet
The Riverwalk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is always one of the highlights when we visit.
Good Advice Alabama Fans
Time to store the college bicycle. Flat tires and hill weren’t anticipated.
It was a great year with a lot of happiness... only the end was sad.
Taco Mama - Sort of Open
It was a weird experience to pull into Tuscaloosa and businesses were sort of open. Seeing people out and about was so different after we had spent so much time inside our house these last couple of months.
Restaurants weren't quite completely open, but you could have 10 people at a time inside the business. As you can see from the X's on the ground, social distancing was definitely in place. Ashton and I took advantage of the situation and celebrated with burritos!
Back to Alabama - Move Out
After a couple of months at home, Ashton got a scheduled time to move out of her dorm room. It was both happy and sad, but mostly it was rainy.
Ashton Gets Kicked Out of Alabama
The University of Alabama had planned on staying open through the Pandemic. Then they closed. Ashton and all the students were told on a Wednesday they had to be out of the dorms by Friday at 5:00 pm. We had planned to pick her up and head to Florida for Spring Training but that had just recently been cancelled. We still headed to Alabama and she packed what she could into her car. Things were getting weird.
I'm Michael Smith and this website is simply documentation of our travels over the course of 500 days. We are very lucky. We went bowling ... and some other stuff.