3 Ways to Survive Mercury Retrograde in Birmingham

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Cosmic warriors, brace yourselves. Mercury retrograde is upon us. Photo by Chaise Sanders for BhamNow.

If you’re into astrology as much as me, you’ve probably dreaded the first Mercury retrograde of the decade. Cosmic warriors, hold on tight because we’re in this together! Here’s your local survival kit to surviving the celestial occurrence in Birmingham.

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Road trip alert! See 3 covered bridges on the Covered Bridge Trail in Blount County. Map and photos.

Horton Mill Covered Bridge, Blount County, AL (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

There’s something undeniably romantic about travelling over Alabama’s historic covered bridges. They suddenly appear on scenic backroads and provide a beautiful reminder of days gone by. Check out our great road trip from downtown Birmingham that allows more than enough time to explore three historical bridges in Blount County over three to four hours. Photos and map below.

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16 things I learned at Alabama’s 2018 solar home tour in Blount County

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Solar home in Blount County. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Alabama is not exactly known for solar homes. But drive north from Birmingham through the beautiful countryside of Blount County, and you will find five, all within 10 minutes of each other. Earlier this October, I went up for this small community’s annual solar home tour. Here’s what I learned. 

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