Mark, Dan, and Michelle drove down to Huntsville, Alabamato visit us in April 2008. We braved the severe weather and drove up to Lynchburg, Tennessee to tour the Jack Daniel's Distillery. In fact, while eating lunch in town after the tour, an EF-2 tornado occurred just 20 miles to the north in Shelbyville (as confirmed by a National Weather Service ground survey team). View storm reports here.
We were greeted with more pleasant weather the following day and drove through downtown Huntsville, visited Big Spring Park, feasted on BBQ at Big Bob Gibson's in Decatur, walked along the Beaverdam Swamp Boardwalk, and stopped by the the US Space and Rocket Center, where the new Davidson Center for Space Exploration was recently opened, which houses a restored Saturn V launch vehicle.