We set off to ride the 56 miles from Selma to Montgomery.
Next year will be the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights walk fromSelma to Montgomery.
We arrive in Montgomery. All is quiet even though it is midday Friday.
We are staying in the centre of town.
An oyster bar, Wintzells, over the road calls out to us - well, at least to Dick. I know there will be something other than oysters for me.
The manager 'TJ' comes and chat with us. I am beginning to wonder what it is about us that is like a beacon. I am happy whatever it is because we are meeting wonderful people.
Al Bouler greets us - possibly because we are peering at a map.
He is on his way to the Old Alabama Town display area where he re-enacts history. He could be mistaken for Davy Crockett.
Cotton bolls in the information centre at Old Alabama Town. A little reminder of the main crop in the history of Montgomery.
The day is not over...
Some food photographs especially for Shirley.
Oysters with shrimp and crawfish.
And Michaela graduating high school and off to Auburn College in the Fall maybe to study engineering.
Such hope for us all when we meet such lovely clever girls who are going on to further study.
And, to complete the day - Happy Birthday Lakira.
This has been an extraordinary day.
A day for reflection.
A day filled with people. Poignant, reconciled, happy, hopeful.
A day which closed with meeting young people filled with hope for the future.
Let us wish them every blessing.
May each one make a difference.