The last Christmas parade I covered for the 2016 season involves the parade in Heflin, Alabama. This parade featured the White Plains and Cleburne County marching bands, a ton of parade floats, and plenty of firefighters and horses, plus more! Enjoy the video and pictures below!
Here are the pictures of the week 10 high school football game between the Woodland Bobcats and the Cleburne County Tigers. The final score was Woodland 23 and Cleburne County 21. The pictures from the Pigskin Roundup TV show include head coaches Lee Ozmint from Glencoe and Heath Harmon from White Plains. Both coaches also brought along a couple of players as well!
Here are the week 10 area scores:
Carver-Montgomery 57 Anniston 6
Glencoe 19 Etowah 6
Ohatchee 34 Gaylesville 12
White Plains 33 Collinsville 28
Munford 24 Talladega 23
Piedmont 41 Lincoln 22
Spain Park 20 Oxford 6
Wellborn 28 Weaver 21
Saks 31 Jacksonville 7
Leeds 20 Alexandria 10
Jax Christian 14 Shades Mtn. Chr 6
Pleasant Valley 43 Gaston 14
Cleburne Co. 21 Woodland 23
Ashville 22 Ranburne 14
Handley 22 Dora 39
Beulah 46 Wadley 20
Central-Clay 7 Madison Academy 34
Sylacauga 43 B.B. Comer 8
Fayetteville 34 Holy Spirit 8
Childersburg 49 Winterboro 0
Tharptown 52 A.S.D. 16
Spring Garden 26 T.C.C. 20
Tuscaloosa Co. 34 Pell City 14
Ragland 61 Victory Chr. 6
Springville 42 St. Clair Co. 58
Sand Rock 28 Cedar Bluff 34
Hokes Bluff 21 Westbrook Chr. 28
Southside 14 Moody 33
Coosa Chr. 37 Southeastern 0
Gadsden City 27 Hewitt-Trussville 21
West End 12 Good Hope 21
Sardis 35 Boaz 38
Here is video of the Woodland and Cleburne County football introductions. Plus the Cleburne County band fire twirlers are in this video!
Over the last few months when I have gone out sometimes I will stop and wait for a train to go by; then I will film it. So here is a video of trains along the Norfolk Southern line. The first clip is along Eulaton Road in the Wellborn Community. This scene was shot very close to Walter Wellborn High School. The second scene was shot along Forest Road 500 in Heflin inside the Talladega National Forest. Then the last three train scenes were all shot in downtown Villa Rica, Georgia. Yes these train scenes on this video are very cool! And sadly I caught a few people running across the tracks right before the train arrived. You NEVER run out in front of a train! Enjoy the video!
I always love those classic restaurants with the classic looks and tasty food. Sadly most of these classic drive-in restaurants have gone away in favor of those modern fast food joints. Even Sonic Drive-In is too modern to be considered a classic drive-in. But in Heflin Alabama there is a restaurant you can drive right up too and order from the window. Let the classic neon sign point the way to Tasty Dip!
Tasty Dip has been a local restaurant people in Heflin can depend on since 1948! You can tell this place is a slice of American history. This classic roadside stand has been serving your classic American foods like burgers and hot dogs. But they also serve ice cream, sundaes, malts, snow cones, and over 20 flavors of shakes! I got a hot fudge sundae with nuts. For around $4 they give you a lot of ice cream for the money!
I love the peanuts at Tasty Dip. At most other places they will just throw on some crushed peanuts on a sundae. But here they use caramelized peanuts to top a sundae. I could just eat the caramelized peanuts by themselves.
I ate up the sundae in around 30 minutes. They use a really big cup for a large sundae at Tasty Dip. This is a very good value for your money.
Tasty Dip is located close to the Norfolk Southern line. And while I was eating I got lucky and caught a Amtrak train pulling a classic Norfolk Southern caboose.
I would encourage all of you who are traveling on Interstate 20 to get off in Heflin and take a break from the crazy interstate traffic at Tasty Dip. Those who decide to venture off the interstate does get rewarded!
Tasty Dip is located at 1278 Ross Street (U.S. 78) in Heflin. For more information on Tasty Dip go to: http://www.tastydip.com.
Since being Geek Alabama Birthday Week you knew I would do this. If you have been a longtime reader of Geek Alabama you know I love taking videos and pictures of various road scenes. And over the summer I have been collecting and shooting these video clips just for this week. These videos include various shots of Interstate 20 in Alabama and Georgia. That video also has a bonus scene of U.S. 280 over the Lake Martin bridge. A video of various traffic lights in the Anniston/Oxford area and in Heflin Alabama. And a video of the only traffic light in Hobson City, AL. I hope you enjoy these!