Fulton MS to Amory MS
Trip Start Oct 17, 2012
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We decided to give it a few miles and then decided to go the course. That 15 mph wind that was out of the south that should have been in our face somehow peculiarly pushed us along, even up the hills. After ten miles the roads leveled out, so yea, we did good, or so we thought.
W rode through a very small town, Smithvillle, which was nearly demolished by a tornado a year ago. Most all of the debris was cleared but there were a lot of random concrete pads where once a house or business sat. This was so sad to see but at the same time we noticed the re-building was well in place. The high school appeared to be new as were some of the churches, some new businesses,and a lot of hew houses. Very little attention, media and the like goes to a small community after a tragedy like this happens, so it's very inspiring to see a town like this re-build on their own. We stopped at a service station for lunch and after chatting with the clerk, she gave us the name of the motel where we're at tonight
Our ride would have been shorter, only 25 miles but turned into 30 miles because google maps sent us to the wrong end of town with a 2-1/2 mile lumbering climb. It showed the motel was right next to where we were standing when actually it was five miles in the opposite direction. It was only a mile from where we turned off of Route 25, a right turn instead of left. Even on a short day, an extra five miles hurts! Now we were dreaming of our comfy room and spa-like pool we left behind in Fulton.