I’m writing this from a hotel in Prattville, Alabama, a suburb of Montgomery. Today’s trip took me from Shreveport, Louisiana, all the way across that state, then across Mississippi, and then about 2/3 of the way through Alabama.
On yesterday’s leg I officially went from the West to the South. Today you could say I went from the South to the Deep South. Observations:
- From just east of Dallas all the way to Montgomery, I was in the woods almost all the time. In some places trees hung over the highway. I’ve never been to the southeast before, and for some reason I was expecting hundreds of miles of farms, not forest. However, I know that what I see from the interstate is often misleading.
- The Mississippi River at the Vicksburg crossing has a serious overflow problem right now.
- There was a stretch of broken trees south of Birmingham. Tornado damage?
Didn’t eat any special food tonight; maybe tomorrow. The restaurant I went to had a mural on the showing Daniel Pratt, founder of Prattville. Until a waitress pointed this out to me, I actually thought it was Jefferson Davis. (Considering the location, that’s not an entirely unreasonable assumption.)
Tomorrow is one last rest break before the Big Day.