Well, after visiting with Matt, Timmy wanted to see more of Birmingham! One of the historic sites in town is Sloss Furnaces. With the iron ore available in Red Mountain smelting furnaces helped create town. Sloss is a landmark here, and we drove by to visit. Unfortunately they use the grounds for a haunted house in October, and we don’t really have access to it to visit. So we drove to one side to see part of it.
After we were done beside Sloss, we headed elsewhere.
Part of the downtown city landscape is the railroad tracks that divide the north side of town from the south side of town. The railroad was the lifeline for the new city, taking smelted iron out and bringing in people and other supplies. We stopped on one of the overpasses and showed Timmy this part of our home.
Then we got to one of the higher points in town. Vulcan is one of the largest cast iron statues in the world, and debuted at the 1904 World’s Fair.
While we were there, Timmy wanted to check out DH’s Ural. He thought he might want to drive it some time. Then we headed up to the observation platform so Timmy could see the entire valley. Once up at the top, Timmy got the layout of here!
After spending some time way up in the air, we came back to earth. And headed to the house to get bite to eat and let Timmy recover from his adventures around town.