Selma, Yikes.

Trip Start Mar 31, 2012
Trip End Apr 07, 2012

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

There's a southern accent, where I come from
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.  I think you can have your motorcycle touring license taken away from you if you don't have a beer at dinner at the end of the day.  I know Gary is reading this and shaking his head. 

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.  Photos of the hanger and the surrounding airfield are included here. 

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.



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Bop-Bop on

Glad you posted, I knew you had some rough weather to get through and was waiting to hear from you..........I agree Selma sucks......

GRW on

Glad you made it safely to Selma, AL. The passport stamp is at the visitor center located at 2 Broad St. It shouldn't be too hard to find if you haven't already done so. Dawn and Joline had a much better day today in the Big Apple than you two had in Alabama....go figure. Ride safe.

Jimmy on

It looks like you had fun today. Keep it uo

Dawn on

If you make a sharp turn to the north, you could meet us in New York City in no time. A bit chilly but we're not saying "yikes" : )

Hope today's weather is better for you & the restaurants have beer!

Art on

Sounds like it's all UP from here after Selma. Jan and I have removed this from our travel destinations....

Rise safe, stay dry and FIND SOME BEER !!!!!

emmylou1 on

Thanks all. Got stamps. Found a Hampton Inn in Arkansas. Restaurant had beer. All is looking up...

DeeDee on

Just so you know... there was no chance of rain here until you posted on your blog that you were coming... now 50% for tomorrow. We could have used you here last summer to end the drought. :) Can't wait to see you!

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