Such a creative title I know but if it's good enough for Alabama's welcome sign it's good enough for my title.
Alabama was not an official stop for our trip but Wilmington to New Orleans was way too far to drive in one day and still be awake to enjoy anything so we decided to make a pit stop somewhere in between. Originally we had just planned on driving until we were tired, stop for sleep, then wake up and go again. That sounded like a waste of a perfect night so we looked for a cool seeming city in between the two destinations and Montgomery, Alabama was the winner.
But before we get to Alabama I just want to share our Georgia experience. I drive a stick shift car so I had no interest in going anywhere near Atlanta or its traffic which, apparently, takes up pretty much the entire friggin state! Rose collects shot glasses from all the different states she's been to so we had to stop and get one in Georgia. We found a Wal-Mart right off the interstate and decided to stop. It wasn't too far into Georgia and a decent distance from Atlanta so I thought we would be fine...
Wrong... At least one of us is having a good time with their new selfie stick
It took about 25 minutes to just get out of the parking lot and of course the traffic light that we were stuck at through three different green lights was on a decently steep hill. My left leg got quite the workout and the person behind me in line learned to not tailgate people so much. I didn't hit them but after they saw me rollback a couple times they got the idea.
Also we have never seen so many broken down cars and shredded tires on the sides of the road. Apparently the zombie apocalypse isn't what made the road look like that in The Walking Dead; it just really looks like that.
But finally, we made it to Alabama!
We didn't have too much time in Montgomery. We had about enough time to check in to our hotel, grab dinner and have maybe an hour to take some pictures around the city before dark hit which actually turned out to be perfect for us.
We looked up a place for dinner that was in a hotel in downtown Montgomery. The reviews were great so that's where we went. It was really weird because it was so empty. We were the only ones in the restaurant but I wanted that bacon wrapped meatloaf in BBQ sauce! It was delicious by the way. The weird thing was that they charged us $1.50 for "rocks" in our drinks. Didn't understand that one but oh well.
The funnest street name to say
Montgomery was a really cool city. I might have to go back sometime to check out the rest of it. It was really quiet which made it even better. Coming from Baltimore and Boston we are used to cities being crowded and obnoxious. It was a nice change. Driving was no problem and walking around we had plenty of space to do what we wanted.
Coming out from dinner it was almost sunset so naturally we had to find a good spot to watch. I saw a sign that said "Riverfront" so we headed that way. I didn't even know that Montgomery was on water. Guess I don't really know my geography to well...
The riverfront was amazing. I couldn't believe we nailed perfect sunsets two nights in a row in two different cities. We took plenty of pictures again and enjoyed the warm southern night on the water. After we took our fill of pictures we headed back to the hotel to rest up and prepare for our trip into the Big Easy!
Montgomery is definitely a place I'd like to come back to someday.
He likes pizza.