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... we were warmly but firmly ushered to seats near the front, and greeted with applause and hallelujahs. This was an occasion when David envied me my short stature.
The gospel choir of about 40 women faced the congregation and clapped and swayed through the opening bracket of two songs, led by a powerful black vocalist, and lasting about 30 minutes. It was unashamed appeal for emotional response, with bass speakers turned up full volume so the floor ...
... hadn't let up all day and I was getting tense thu my shoulders so I was on the look out for a rest area. Is it only me, or does anyone else notice that those places tend to be in a valley or at the bottom of a hill. Then ya gots ta go up a big ol hill when trying to get up speed to match the oncoming traffic. Not so much fun in a 65 foot rig weighing around 45,000 pounds. Anywho, just a ...
... interesting finds (most of which are displays around the store....
Trophies Bagged From the Animal Kingdom!
A giant tortoise shell
A South American snake skin
A live rattlesnake (we didn't try to sell that!)
A bear skin packed in salt (it did smell bad!)
A zebra skin, complete with ears and a tail
And the favorite: 50 vacuum-packed frogs!
... following a map handed to us by the visitor centre. BIG mistake! HUGE mistake! Note to self - do not trust visitor centre staff giving you a map! Having told the ladies at the visitor centre our plans, we ASSUMED when they handed us a map with the scenic route to Chattanooga, supposedly one of America's scenic byways, it would be sort of within the range of what we had planned. It tells us to go to Gadsden and start the route there. Now, given we don't have a big map, we ...
... and in the quickest time possible. Well of course time was really not exactly fast! Really need to so some work on this and get quite a bit of practice in, but it does make you realise just how one needs to hone one's skills. But hey, next year Top Gun! Closing Ceremony of Wing Ding and we say goodbye to our new ...