2015 Tennessee the Long Way travel blog

Today's Route

US 411

Relatively new barn signs

US 27

Winnie at Montgomery South RV Park & Cabins

Some of the stuff near the entrance to Old Car City

Signage on the main building

More signs on the main building

Words to live by

Hub caps and humor

The Tree of Knowledge

Closer look at some of the signs in the "Tree of Knowledge"

Sitting under the tree of Knowledge - I'm so much smarter now.


Most of today's route was along US 411 and US 27 in Georgia. Both roads were great in that they were 4-lane divided highway with light traffic and very few traffic lights. The slowest section was passing through LaGrange, GA. We jumped on I85 just outside of LaGrange and followed it and I65 to the Montgomery, AL area. This is the second time this year I've been through "the Heart of Dixie". The earlier trip in May was part of the 2015 Texas Trek. We stopped at the Montgomery South RV Park & Cabins for an overnight stop. It's a small park that is undergoing a doubling in size. They put us in a brand new site that has neither gravel nor grass. It's packed red clay. I hope it doesn't rain overnight.

There are only a few pictures from the drive so I'll post some more from Old Car City. An article in Hot Rod magazine last year described Old Car City as "adventure land" rather than an auto scrap yard. As you may have seen in one of the previous pictures, the owner, Dean Lewis, calls it a "Photographers Paradise". Lewis has turned a family scrap yard business into an art gallery of automotive history. There a lots of witty signs around the property giving you a chuckle as you walk through and there is original art from car parts inside the building. They charge $25 a head for anyone with a camera and $15 for non-camera toting visitors. The pictures for today will be some of the signs seen along my nearly 3 hours walking around the grounds.

We passed a notable milestone this week with Winnie. We've driven 100,000 miles since we bought her in 2008. Lot's of memories in those miles and we hope you have enjoyed reading about them as much as we have enjoyed touring and writing about our trips. Tomorrow we're off to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Stay tuned.

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