Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama
Trip Start Jan 27, 2010
47Trip End Apr 28, 2010
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Today we left Atlanta and drove to Montgomery. We are following a suggested driving itinerary and it suggested we drive to Mobile today, but we decided to break the trip up and stayed about half way in Montgomery, about 170 miles from Atlanta. We crossed the Alabama state line and drove into more rain, but by the time we got to Montgomery it had stopped again. We got a park at the visitor center and got a downtown map. Montgomery, which is Alabama’s state capital, has over 200 thousand residents but the downtown area feels like a small town. There is a lot of civil rights history here, and that was interesting learning more about that. We got subway for lunch...more vegetables! We walked up the hill and went inside the Alabama capital building, built in 1851, it was really beautiful inside. We also went to Old Alabama Town where there was 6 blocks of authentically restored buildings, that was really interesting. We went inside Ordeman Town house built in 1852. It was beautifully restored and still had the kitchen, slave quarters and stables outside the main house.
We walked back toward the Visitor center and saw the Hank Williams statue. We stopped and had a look at the Alabama river which had broken its banks. A woman at the visitor center told us they’ve had a lot of rain. There is supposed to be a concert at the amphitheater tomorrow night (I took a photo of it) but it had to be moved to another location. We drove to our hotel about 6 miles from the downtown area.
Tomorrow we are driving to Mobile and then onto New Orleans on Sunday. Bye for now Dianne and Alan