Remember a few weeks ago, when I wrote about the Wednesday that Rob and I had a free day from work? Well, we ended up taking a day trip up to Birmingham, since Drew was going to be playing in a soccer game that afternoon.

We headed up towards Birmingham and ended up stopping for lunch as we were too hungry to wait till we got to B’ham. We txted some good friends who gave us some suggestions. So stopped at Big “B” Bar-B-Q in Alex City.
The moose at Big B Bar-B-Que

It’s a pretty cool place with really good food!
Big B Bar-B-Que Lunch

On the way up to B’ham, I got on my iPhone and googled free things to do there. I came across this blog that suggested Railroad Park, which is a fairly new park that sits alongside 1st Ave between 14th and 18th Streets.

Birmingham's Railroad Park

It was a beautiful day and this park…oh…I just fell in love with it. We walked around the entire park on the Magic City Loop.
Railroad Park Trials Map in Birmingham

There’s an exercise area, which was actually really cool.
Railroad Park Trials Map in Birmingham

Children’s playground. There is also a place for bikes to do stunts as well as skateboarders (not pictured).
View from Railroad Park in Birmingham

Gorgeous place!
Railroad Park in Birmingham

Birmingham's Railroad Park

And the fish bond…has literally thousands of fish. I could have sat there all day watching them. We did end up sitting there a good while watching as people came up threw pieces of bread out to the fish. They would gather up and then end up swimming down closer to us.
Fish pond at Birmingham's Railroad Park

Regions Field, where the Birmingham Barons play, sits right next to the Railroad Park. On non-game days, it’s open to the public, but the day we were there UAB had a game there so we just had to admire it from the outside.
Regions Field at Railroad Park in Birmingham

Regions Field at Railroad Park in Birmingham

Regions Field at Railroad Park in Birmingham

After leaving there we drove over to Vulcan Park and walked around.
Statue at Vulcan Park

Beautiful view of the city from up there.
View from Vulcan Park

Then, we made our way over to Oak Mountain to watch Drew do his thing on the field!
AHS vs. Oak Mountain soccer

AHS vs. Oak Mountain soccer

After the game, we snatched Drew up and then, we headed over to the Summit for dinner at Chuy’s.
AHS vs. Oak Mountain soccer

Glad I got to spend the day with Rob finding hidden treasures in a city we’ve been to countless times!

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