Big Rock Candy Mountains

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This past weekend, we loaded up the fam and headed out for the country.  We had so much fun driving out into unknown lands filled with happy green pastures and yellow buttercups scattered across fields.  We drove to this one area that was absolutely breathtaking.  It looked like the rolling hills of Kentucky but only a few miles south of Birmingham!

This "secret" place reminds me of the Lisa Loeb remake of Harry McClintock's... "Big Rock Candy Mountain".

"There is a land I've heard about
Where springtime's never over
The air is sweet, and your friends all meet
And you feel the four-leaf clover."

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"In the big rock candy mountains
There's a land that's fair and bright
Where the pennies grow on bushes
And you sleep out every night
And the cows are in the meadows
And they're eating buttercups
I'm bound to go where there ain't snow
Where the rain don't fall
And the winds don't blow
In the big rock candy mountains"

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"There's a silver lake and a gold one too
You can paddle all around in a wooden canoe
In the big rock candy mountains"

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"Oh, the buzzing of the bees in
the peppermint trees,
And the soda water fountains
The lemonade springs and the
Buttercup meadows."

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"I'm bound to go
Where there ain't snow

Where the rain don't fall
And the winds don't blow
In the big rock candy mountains."

So I am calling this area south of Birmingham,  "The Big Rock Candy Mountains".  Even though the "mountains" are really just hills..... it is all fair and bright!