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Travel Blogs from Birmingham
... about college life and the way which fraternities and sororities work. I have learnt that basically these groups are exclusive to join and you must be a pretty, intelligent and outgoing girl to join a sorority. The boys who join fraternities go through hell in their first year (freshman) and get hazed which is basically a posh name for bullying. But all this is apparently worth it to gain the connections for both partying and job prospects which come out of being ...
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 ...
... pickled green beans & olive, sit & listen to more live music, bustling market, lovely covered space, fans overhead, all manner of food, people-watching. Move on to J's Seafood Dock, fresh oysters shucked to order by Stefan, bad mother-shucker, have to try fried oyster po' boy, yes and a local craft beer too. This is hard to describe. Stefan works the crowd, hilarious patter, all the while shucking oysters, persuades young Grace from Chicago to down her first oyster, ...
... but with a greatly enriched sense of BirmingHAM. We enjoy the scenery as we cruise along the little roads, passing through rich neighbourhoods and then semi-slums. After several hours we decide that we have seen enough, and get back on the motorway. A few short hours later and we roll into Montgomery, AL. Hotel found, we settle down for the night.
Montgomery looks like a very nice city, quite neat and tidy, with wide roads and ...