Trip Start Mar 31, 2012
10Trip End Apr 07, 2012
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The young'uns call it country, the yankees call it dumb
I got my own way of talkin' but everything is done, with a southern accent
Where I come from - Tom Petty
Couldn't think of another title. That one pretty much says it all. Trust me when I say I'm not bringing the wife and kids back to Selma, Alabama for vacation anytime soon. I'm typing this hunched over a desktop in the lobby of the Selma Inn. I had to plug the laptop into the lobby hotel cable. Wifi doesn't work in the room.
The restaurant, The Steak Pit (I wonder if they just misspelled "snake") had decent food but NO beer
We left St. Augustine about 6:00 on the nose and made incredible time initially. The rain came about 75 miles out of Jacksonville and has been off an on all day until we reached Tuskegee. Only a portion of the trip was the rain hard enough to make us pull over but it was still annoying just the same. It's a shame, too, because some of these roads in southern Alabama are very, very pretty.
Got to go through Sylvester. I always love doing that because it's great fun for me to pull up to the a stop light, look at Lance and say "Sufferin Succatash" Normally, he just looks back at me and shakes his head slightly. Today he surprised me by asking me "what's the matter, did you think you thaw a puddy tat?" We may have been in Selma a time or two before and from what I'm told, I have been known to occassionally recycle jokes...
Tuskegee was a very interesting stop. The original hanger and flight tower are still in place and you go inside the hanger to get your visitors stamp
From Tuskegee we headed west bound for the Selma to Montgomery Historical Highway, which looks a heckova lot like a regular old road to the untrained eye. To be fair, this road is actually very pretty, too, in places. I guess the biggest complaint I have about it is that it ends up in Selma.