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Oct 2, 2019 - The Legacy Museum - Montgomery Alabama

Three hours out of Destin I reach Montgomery Alabama on my way north to Nashville. Instead of passing through as usual I stop for the night. Early the next morning I grab a croissant and cappuccino at the Prevail Union coffee shop in the restored Kress building in downtown Montgomery. The coffee is good, the service pleasant, the atmosphere relaxed. Not that much different from any urban environment from Melbourne to Stockholm. The notable differences are the reminders of segregation outside in the Kress corridors. These are times I can...

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Mar 25, 2019 - Gunter Hill

As I noted in my last post, our friends Lisa and Jeff from California that we met in Arizona joined us in the Alabaster Alabama Walmart parking lot for an overnight stay on Tuesday. They were on their way from New Orleans to Nashville and saw that we were in the area. So instead of camping in a boring campground, they wally-docked with us! They pulled into the Walmart in late afternoon and we chatted a while before they got setup. Around 5:30, we all walked over to the Full Moon BBQ restaurant which was in the same shopping center as the...

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2019 Life in our RV

Oct 1, 2018 - Montgomery

On our trip to Montgomery we discovered that the "lynching memorial" was closed on all Tuesdays so we quickly set up our rig and dashed to downtown Montgomery so that we could see it (it was Monday). Much to our surprise, it was closed for maintenance! Same story with the accompanying museum. Bummer. I don't usually do this, but here is a link that explains what is going on with the Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/national-lynching-memorial We did walk around the outside and took a few photos and then implemented plan B. State...

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Jul 6, 2018 - First Leg

Hopefully our last night in Montgomery. Finally signed the papers, so we officially own the bus (us and the bank). Did the walk thru and they installed the baseplate on the truck and brake system on the bus. We finish loading the bus and tomorrow they finish up the Dish System, braking system and we head to Arkansas.

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Up and Rovin

Jul 3, 2018 - At The Dealer

Ah the South. I had forgotten (almost) how interesting people are here. Short drive day, only 6 hours. We finally made it to Marlin Ingrahm and saw the new bus. We are going to really enjoy it if I can remember the 5000 things on it. Think I may need an Electrical Engineering degree. We will see. Since tomorrow is the 4th and a holiday, we will have to wait until Friday to accept delivery. They have to finish going over it to make sure everything is right. Then Friday they install the braking system and tow base plate to the truck. And hook...

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Up and Rovin

May 8, 2018 - On the Road Again

The Cummins technician was on the ball. The part arrived early, as we hoped; and he had it installed and sent us on our way before 10:00. Very, very happy and impressed with the service at Cummins Service Center, Albany, GA. Since our itinerary had changed and no longer included Stone Mountain, we decided to swing through Montgomery, AL where Doug grew up. It was a pleasant drive over. US highways and state roads through some very green and luscious country. We didn't have reservations but lucked in to one of the last few sites (#46) at...

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Jun 8, 2017 - June 8, 2017 – Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, and Sylacauga, Alabama

June 8, 2017 – Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, and Sylacauga, Alabama I started off this morning at Old Alabama Town. It is a museum of maybe a dozen buildings which have been moved there. It represents the way of life in early Alabama. I didn’t go in because I’ve seen quite a few of these types of museums. Only Old Sturbridge in Massachusetts really does a good job of it. However, I did see the Lucas Tavern. Its distinction is that in 1825 Lafayette slept there. It is also supposedly haunted by Eliza Lucas who was the original owner and...

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Jun 7, 2017 - June 7, 2017 – Montgomery, Alabama

June 7, 2017 – Montgomery, Alabama While I’m waiting to get Joliffe repaired I’m making good use of the time. Today, I was off to Montgomery. This is where the Selma to Montgomery March ended on the steps of the state capitol. There are numerous markers in the area telling of this as well as other historical events. I will say that the State Capitol complex is one of the prettiest ones that I’ve ever seen. All the buildings are built of marble, the grounds are well maintained and landscaped and are easily accessed. The Dexter Avenue Baptist...

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Apr 12, 2017 - Montgomery, AL - The Woods RV Park

Our trip from below Marianna, FL to Montgomery, AL was an easy 157 miles up US 231. Traffic was heavy at times and there was much construction marked but not active so we made good time and arrived here about 12:30 P.M. We are staying at The Woods RV Park and Campground on US 82/80 just off I-65. We have stayed here several times and it just keeps getting better. We have noticed a significant improvement over the years and we would rate them one of the best big rig parks to stay in. The managers are very friendly and will do whatever they...

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Oct 31, 2016 - Montgomery, AL - The Woods RV Park

Our trip from Red Bay to Montgomery covered 211 miles, almost all of it interstate highway so not many pictures. We managed to get all our repairs done by about 12:30 so we made it to Montgomery about 4:30. During the trip we gave the Mothership a drink just north of Birmingham and that should last us all the way home. We are staying at The Woods RV Park and Campground just south of Montgomery on US 82. We have stayed here before but this time they gave us one of their big rig sites which is very large - nobody on our left and some...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Somedays don't go always go as planned!

Spent the day with two of the Grandsons, Gabe and Brody. Took them shopping for back to school clothes, watched a movie, ate donuts for breakfast and headed out to new campsite. Unfortunately we were delayed by a car rear-ending our borrowed car! No injuries, but about a 2 hour delay. Then we went to our new campsite! ITS AMAZING! Right on the water, lots and lots of water view and fishing for the boys. Cooked dinner, fished, gathered firewood and overall just enjoyed. Made a new friend with our next door neighbor, Ralph. Quite the talker,...

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Oct 9, 2015 - day 3 montgomery ala woods rv

our day 3 on rt80 misty/heavy overcast day so far the road are great no problem finding the old route80 plenty of signs to guide us... enjoy our photos even tho mostly old places/homes and anything that looks of the past... some of the old towns (business) are in decay some coming back many areas has seen its problems and are moving on... everybody overly friendly... https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day3Rt80West?authkey=Gv1sRgCL-5tbuWuJj6vgE our journal update: http://www.mytripjournal.com/rt80 Click the link below to see...

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