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  • Day26

    Tuscaloosa

    October 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Sweet Home Alabama.
    Heute ging es, vorbei an riesigen Baumwollplantagen, in den siebten Bundesstaat auf unserer Reise: Alabama.

    Ein Stück des Weges fuhren wir über den Natchez Trace Parkway.
    Was für eine Straße, klasse.
    Kein Verkehr und schöne langezogene Kurven, eigentlich ne schöne Harley Strecke.

    IIn Tuscaloosa angekommen besuchten wir das Mercedes Werk.
    Mit Museum, Naja ein Museumle eher.

    Morgen geht's zurück nach Atlanta, und am Freitag ab nach Deutschland 😭😭😭
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  • Day2

    GulfQuest

    December 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    This is an incredibly interactive museum about everything maritime around the Gulf of Mexico. Very interesting and engagingly presented. The building is even designed like a ship, with deck after deck of playful exhibits. Highly recommended for those with or without children!Read more

  • Day68

    Day 68 - Entering Bandit Country.

    June 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Woke up at silly o’clock & tried to recollect the previous days events for my blog. It became a bit of an epic ordeal as I had to look up various facts to confirm what Capt’n Ken had told us the previous day.

    I got the coffees AGAIN, whilst Jackie got herself ready. Once dressed & packed we went across the road to ‘CC’s Coffee House’ for an iced mocha coffee, 2 sausage & cheese pretzels & a raspberry scone. Pleasant.

    We then collected our luggage from the hotel room, gave it the concierge, then collected the car. The concierge brought our luggage out to us, Jackie gave him just a dollar tip & he insisted on hugging us both (or pickpocketing us!). As it happens I annoyingly later discovered that I had left my SD card reader in the room, so there will be no photos uploaded until I buy a new one.

    Within minutes we had picked up our old friend Interstate 10 & were back heading east & into the State of Mississippi, passing Pearlington & Diamondhead. At Gulfport we temporarily headed north for a mile to see the ‘World’s Largest Rocker’, not Meatloaf, but an enormous wooden rocking chair in front of Dedeaux Clan Furniture Store. Quick photo and onwards.

    Next stop was Biloxi, which is a beach & more predominantly a Casino Resort. It looked like an upmarket, but much smaller version of Galveston. The beach was pure white, but surprisingly no-one was sat on it, perhaps they had read the weather forecast. We stopped at a Hurricane Katrina Memorial in a park, which I have since just read was created as an ‘Extreme Makeover, Home Edition’ for ABC Television.

    It was roasting, so we pulled into a petrol station for some cold drinks & the cashier told me that my face was burnt & gave me some advice as to what to buy for it, Wheat Germ Oil. As we left she said “You’ll be thanking me for it”. If it’s that bad, I’d better do my best to avoid the Ku Klux Klan!

    We continued up the coast a very short distance to the Gulf Islands National Seashore Park. We got to the Visitors Center, it looked nice for a walk, but we didn’t have the time. We drove along a minor road call the Old Spanish Trail to a small town called Gautier.

    We were looking for The Garden of Hope Cemetery, which turned out to be down a long overgrown track into the middle of a Forest. It felt like we were driving to our doom! This Cemetery is supposed to be one of the Top 10 most haunted in America. It was let’s say ‘Au Naturale’. While we were there traipsing amongst the tombstones, a tatty old car turned up & a big black bloke got out. It turned out he was probably in charge of looking after the graveyard, because he said it had got out of hand. I assume he meant the foliage.

    We followed him back down the track & on to a paved road. Eastwards we went on Highway 90 & crossed the State Border into Alabama. The sign was slightly more informal than most, because it just read ‘Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama’.

    We did not have the most auspicious of initial impressions of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. We were cruising still on Highway 90 & stopped off at the Chicken & Car statue in front of a Petrol Station. I parked up & went in the shop for a cold drink, but they had had no power for 7 hours. We continued to a hideous town called Theodore, where again we stopped to get a drink. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was filthy & mad. People were either randomly shouting out things that I couldn’t understand or they had physical defects. I grabbed a couple of drinks & sped away quickly.

    Next stop was the drab sounding Mobile. As we approached it looked quite modern with a couple of gleaming towers. Our route took us through a long tunnel in which we were sure that we were subjected to some verbal abuse, but with our music booming we couldn’t work out the source. We continued to our intended destination, Battleship Parkway, where USS Alabama was docked. We pulled in to the approach road, where we were notified that entry was just $4. We could see the USS Alabama from where we stopped & an assortment of aircraft & weapons, so we did a U turn & left.

    We were heading towards Montgomery, the State Capital of Alabama, but the clouds were now seriously black, thunder & lightning were rumbling & flashing in the distance. We put our hood up & prayed that no hail was involved.

    It was torrential rain, but no hailstones, so we traveled north on Interstate 65, not realising that we were passing Florida just a couple of miles to our east. We rattled up Interstate 65 before pulling off towards the town of Georgiana. As soon as you approach the town you are bombarded with signs & advertising boards ensuring you know that Georgiana is the hometown of Hank Williams. We drove to the ‘closed for the day’ Museum & noted the big house opposite was also the Fan Club HQ. The sun was out so the roof went back down.

    Our next stop was Greenville, which was quite an affluent town. This was a perfect location geographically for us to stay the night. We located the Motels in the suburbs & chose the Days Inn & got a room for $15 less than it was advertised on Booking.com. Right result!

    We had been in our room for less than 5 minutes, when there was a tremendous racket outside. We looked out of the window & the visibility was about 10 metres & driving rain was horizontal. 5 minutes late it had passed & kids were racing to the swimming pool.

    Before going out for dinner, Jackie was on a mission. Using her ‘Detective’ skills she had identified that hailstone dents could be repaired using dry ice on a warm bonnet. Over the course of the next hour she identified where could get some dry ice tomorrow & what we needed to do. Watch this space.

    About 150 metres away is Ruby Tuesday, which can be clearly seen from our motel room. We started to walk to it, but there was no pavement or walkway of any description to get to it. We turned back & enquired at reception & she confirmed that driving was the only option. Why would anyone want to walk!

    We drove then ordered one main meal, ribs & shrimps, between us & had loaded jackets & the bottomless salad each. It was very nice, but more than enough. We were done for the day.

    Song of the Day - Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    Bonus Song of the Day :-

    Jambalaya (On The Bayou) by Hank Williams
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  • Day4

    Strand, Strand und Mosquitos

    November 11, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Zeitig verließen wir den Apalachacola Forest in Richtung Golfküste. Bedingt durch die Fahrt in eine neue Zeitzone haben wir heute zwar eine Stunde mehr Zeit unser Ziel zu erreichen, dafür geht aber auch um 16:40 die Sonne unter 🙈.
    Unser erstes Ziel.... Meer !! Und das fanden wir in seiner besten Form am Panama City Beach (Florida). Ein Spaziergang durch den feinen, weißen Sandstrand....kurz die Füße in den Golf von Mexico getaucht, dann ging es weiter. Nach einer kurzen Irrfahrt (Dank Google Maps) flanierten wir mit unserem Minnie Winnie fast 200km entlang der Promenaden der Küste. Unser Home für diese Nacht ist ein Sweet Home in Alabama. Ein Campground mit 500 Stellplätzen mitten im Naturschutzgebiet offenbarte uns nochmal die amerikanische Camping-Kultur in all ihrem Kitsch...
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  • Day9

    Sweet Home Alabama

    November 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Nach zwei Tagen mit ausgedehnten Road Trips melden wir uns wieder zurück.
    New Orleans im Rücken starteten wir mit der Besichtigung der Oak Alley Plantage in Louisiana. (Dieses Herrenhaus wurde in Hollywood nachgebaut um z.B. "Vom Winde verweht" zu drehen). Traumhaftes Wetter ließ das Anwesen noch erhabener wirken.
    Dann ging es weiter nach Natchez auf einen Campground, der keiner weiteren Erwähnung bedarf.
    06:30 klingelte heute dann der Wecker, denn wir hatten ein Mammutprogramm vor der Brust. Zunächst ein kurzer Abstecher nach Vicksburg, wo eine wichtige Schlacht des Amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs tobte. Dort fanden wir auch ein echtes Kanonenboot aus dieser Zeit.
    Anschließend brachen wir auf zu einer sehr monotonen 300km Fahrt durch ganz Mississippi und halb Alabama. Unseren Campground wählten wir direkt hinter dem Städtchen Selma. (Für alle historisch interessierten...hier startete der legendärere Marsch der Bürgerrechts-Bewegung um Martin Luther King).
    Der Campground war echt ein Glücksgriff. Wir sagen Gute Nacht mit ein paar schönen Eindrücken der letzten Tage...
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  • Day3

    No work allowed!

    May 11, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Some of you will be heading to their home office, not me, just another day of chillaxing.
    Off for another hike around the lake this time and campground, which is off limits right now, but hope to open by Memorial weekend. Peggy decided to hang out in her hammock for awhile and I sat on the deck reading & soaking up the sun. Played a few more hands of hand & foot then made appetizers for pre sunset outing. After dinner we sat and enjoyed our last fire... burning all the wood we had, roasting marshmallows and enjoying an excellent Chardonnay.Read more

  • Day2

    Disconnected

    May 10, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    When you are at the highest point in Alabama, there is little to no connection to WIFI. So it has been a great few days without internet: we hiked, biked, played cards, enjoyed camp fires, cooked good meals and really relaxed. Caught the beautiful sunsets. Still a good number of other people but all keeping to themselves.
    As this is Mother's day, we introduce 'Mama-coon'. Our mom loved camping, fires, roasting marshmallows and waiting for the raccoons to come out, so our traveling companion this week is our cute little stuffed raccoon!!
    Foiled dinners were all the rage when we camped, but these are grown up packages of Cap Steak, multi colored potatoes, onions and carrots. Along with a great bottle of Category 5. Cheers to all the moms!
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  • Day1

    Going west.

    May 9, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Yes, we were supposed to be on a cruise from LAX to Vancouver. Well, that all got canceled so we decided to head west, visit a couple states we have never visited. So we left early through SC, GA, into Alabama. Reserved a chalet for 3 nights in the Cheaha State Park. Arrived before we could actually check in so we parked and headed out for our 1st hike. Beautiful views from the highest point in Alabama.Read more

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