My lasting need to see Rock City, Tenn.

I don't remember when I became aware of that far off from Barnett Crossroads Alabama place was, but I knew I needed to see it.

The need to "SEE ROCK CITY" way up in Tennessee somewhere stayed on my list of things to do and see.

"Bucket list" hadn't entered the lexicon of this little country girl at that time.

On top of a mountain near Chattagnooga, I planned to tour the ROCK CITY GARDEN, RIDE THE INCLINE, SEE SEVEN STATES and go deep underground at RUBY FALLS.

I knew that Blue Star Highway # 31 running from Mobile to Chicago went thru Birmingham because Uncle Rudy Smith told me so.

Uncle Rudy,...

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