Free travel home page with storage for your pictures and travel reports! login GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community
 You are here: Member pages
Login
 Forgot password?
sign up


Top 3 members
wojtekd 215
Member snaps
el2995 Huntsville - A travel report by USC
about me      | my friends      | pictures      | albums      | reports      | travel log      | travel tips      | guestbook      | activities      | contact      |

Huntsville,  United States - flag United States -  Alabama
3419 readers

el2995's travel reports

Visions of Huntsville

  7 votes
Page: 1 2 3

A business trip to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center didn’t allow me much time for sightseeing in Huntsville, but I still managed a sample of the city. The lay of the land around Huntsville is typical of the South, with dense forest bracketing the stretches of grassy fields that border the highway, with rolling hills in the East giving way to mountains farther in the distance. The portion of the city I saw was decidedly low-rise, save for the full-scale up-right mock-up of a Saturn V rocket at the Space Museum, which is illuminated by spotlights at night and is visible from quite a distances. Marshal Space Flight Center, together with the Army’s Redstone Arsenal, occupies a large stretch of land that is mostly rural, which made the morning drive to work enjoyable.

Favourite spots:
I didn’t have time to check out the Space Museum, which would be a must if you’re in the area (though the standing Saturn V is a mock-up, a real one separated into stages is displayed horizontally inside, along with a Space Shuttle mock-up.) Near the building I was working in, there is a small on-site outdoor rocket museum (not opened to the general public) that gives a visual history of earlier liquid rocket motors. Near the eastern end of Redstone Arsenal there’s a static display of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and an AH-64 Apache helicopter gunship complete with inert Hellfire missiles and 2.75 inch unguided rocket launchers.

What's really great:
The Five Points district at the eastern end of town is rather quaint. The area is situated at the base of some low hills and it’s older buildings convey a small town feeling. And then, of course, there's Visions...and Raine. Oh yes, Raine...

Nightlife:
One of the guys we worked with took us to a gentleman’s club called Visions. It’s your basic pasties ’n’ beer club, with a few tabletop stages with brass poles running from the center to the ceiling, and a row of perhaps half a dozen booths for private dances ($20). The club was smoky and loud, but thankfully we were in for a bit of Raine, a rather tall, sexy, long haired and long-legged Filipina working her way through school (and she really knew how to work it, and really knew how to fill out a pastie and thong, too.) She was a very sweet and engaging girl and was by far the highlight of the evening.

Restaurants:
Thai Garden (the only Thai in town) at 800 Wellman Ave. NE in Five Points; Tai Pan Palace (Cantonese Cuisine) at 2012 Memorial Parkway SW.

Published on Tuesday July 30th, 2002


send travelogue via e-mail    Publish on Facebook  



Information:
Login if you are a member, or sign up for a free membership to rate this report and to earn globo points!

 Thailand
   Kanchanaburi average user rating for this report
   Phetchaburi average user rating for this report
   Phuket average user rating for this report
 United Kingdom
   London average user rating for this report
 United States
   Baltimore average user rating for this report
   Big Sur average user rating for this report
   East Hampton average user rating for this report
   Huntsville average user rating for this report
   New Orleans average user rating for this report
   New York average user rating for this report
   Philadelphia average user rating for this report
   Ridgecrest average user rating for this report
   San Jose average user rating for this report
   Washington average user rating for this report
 Vietnam
   Sapa average user rating for this report

 
Publish your own story!
 More on United State.

   Savannah - ehs1193 average user rating for this report
   Boston - weeze77 average user rating for this report
   Houston - predator average user rating for this report
   New York - anna_moon average user rating for this report
   Chicago - anna_moon average user rating for this report




  Terms and Conditions    Privacy Policy    Press    Contact    Impressum
  © 2002 - 2017 Findix Technologies GmbH Germany    Travel Portal Version: 4.2.6