Friday, 23 May 2014

Day 19: Natchez MI to Selma AL 312miles/502km

An early start today.

Mist and low cloud accompany us. Not great for photographs as we ride along.

The sky clears and we ride on dual carriageway for the first few hours.

There are many churches along the road side.

And plenty of evidence of farming and forestry.
A big load for a small utility vehicle.
Meet Whitney. We love the friendly welcome and her patience as we place our order in kiwi-English.

Robert is on the street corner holding up a placard. He came over to us at the gas station and prayed for us and our journey.

Undulating dual highways in Alabama take us through green woodland and farming scenery.




Up and over the bridge near Coffeeville.

Past a yard filled with factory built houses. We have seen lots of houses like this all along our journey.

We stop at Thomasville and gave a lovely time chatting with this family.

Holly and Noah who has just turned one are busy...

...but have time to smile.
Happy parents, Samantha and Dan make us feel welcome.
School is out. Last day for the year tomorrow. Time to pick up Report cards.
The last schools buses we will see on the road this trip.
We have seen a couple of collections of old school buses today. They looked like they had been off the road for years. Same design though.
We haven't seen many houses today because we have been on the highway (routes 84, 43, 5)
We could see the water towers signalling a all settlements near the road. The houses along the road have direct access ot the dual highway.

Most homes we have seen over the last three weeks are unfenced and share green spaces. It looks much more free compared with some of our NZ townscapes where fencing is the norm.

Our evening in Selma AL is made all the more pleasant by Danielle.


We have had another good day on the road.

Highlights as always are the people we meet.

Tomorrow we are taking time to visit civil rights museums in Selma and Montgomery.


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