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Travel Blogs from Birmingham
... brand ever! "Blue bell" ice cream could definitely be the undoing of me. Driving on the wrong (or right) side of the road has taken some adjusting to. At first it was weird, reaching for the gears with my left hand only bashed my arm against the door. My first day driving in the right side of the road was fine, until I met one of the two round a bouts in Birmingham and instinctively went around to the left. Turns out that's the wrong way over here. Luckily a. No ...
It wasn't the most exciting of rides we have done, although the roads were pretty good. We took an unintended detour due to the GPS and a missed turn so travelled from Missisippi; Florida; back to Mississippi and into Alabama today. The ride was broken up with refuelling; drinks and back on the bike.
We did stop in Chunky River Harley Davidson in Meridan on the way.
Got into our hotel and were greeted ...
... gold and brown.
You think of lands you journeyed through,
of paintings and a dress once worn
by a woman you never found again.
And suddenly you know: that was enough.
You rise and there appears before you
in all its longings and hesitations
the shape of what you ...
... Capitol building. We drive around for a bit, navigating by the tourist leaflets we picked up from the hotel, and decide to go to "Alabama Old Town”. This is a tourist attraction/museum that has moved many buildings from all over Alabama to the one site in Montgomery for preservation. That was really interesting. We went into a preserved house of a very well-off couple that had a plantation about 60 miles east of Montgomery, and this ...
... back’. But she did walk down that aisle, and they kept walking together for many years. Edna’s husband was sadly knocked down by a delivery truck when they were both 69, and even today it is clear she still grieves the time they lost. ‘It is a shame’, she sadly stated, using the present tense as if she was still coming to terms with it 20 years later. Maybe she is.
Edna told us that you can’t wait for ...