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Borrego Springs, CA

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nothing like a personal tour :)

Right at 9:00 this morning, Judie and Dick Seeders (blog readers that live in Montgomery) showed up at my site to give me a personal driving tour of the area.  I can’t believe that I didn’t get a picture of them, but since I wasn’t able to publish last night’s post after whittling it down to only two pictures, I guess I wouldn’t be able to show you their picture anyway.  I don’t know why that post won’t publish since the signal was strong enough to post the night before.  Who knows what’s up with that?  I’m not even going to try to include any pictures tonight to see what happens.

We started off with a drive to Selma, Alabama, to where the Voter’s Right’s March began in March of 1965.  We followed the path of the marchers all the way to Montgomery.  What a time in history that was!  After a brief stop at their house, we made our way to downtown Montgomery to drive past the Capitol Building, the Dexter Street Church, the First Capitol of the Confederacy Building, the Rosa Park’s Museum, and stopped at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

When I have a more reliable internet signal, I hope to post more detail about this magnificent venue.  It was certainly the highlight of the day for me.  I’m thinking of possibly extending my time here so I can return to the Capitol area and spend more time visiting everything there is to take in.  It is such an historic area.

After lunch (thanks Dick) at a hotdog hotspot in downtown Montgomery, we made a quick stop in a cemetery to see the grave of Hank Williams Sr.  Many of Judie’s relatives are also buried in this cemetery, and they wanted to check on the planting of two trees that they had recently made at the gravesites.  I’m familiar with many of Hank Williams’ songs, but didn’t realize that he died at the young age of 30.  He has a peaceful resting place.

I’m thinking of a little adventure for Thursday, that could either be a bust or a great experience with a little piece of Americana.  I sure wish my good friend and fellow volunteer Diana was in the area, as I know she’d be up for this little excursion.  We’ll see what happens.  Now I’m going to try posting this with no pictures.  Wish me luck…

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

28 comments:

  1. Gee, so much of what you do seems an adventure to me, I can hardly wait until Thursday!

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  2. I've been having problems all day trying to insert pictures in my blog... and even having problems getting the pictures that are in others blogs. Wonder if something besides your internet signal is going on? We're still in TX... have our own dish... but the weather is crappy. But... other than that, glad you had a good day on your tour.

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  3. Wow, you were touring history that we boomers lived! I don't blame you for wanting to stay a few more days and go back, I would do the same thing. Have a great time in Montgomery!!

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  4. I am soooo envious of you in Selma..What a great spot for some really important history!

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  5. Its always better to see the area when you have a guide who knows where they are going. Glad you are enjoying the area.

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  6. Hank Williams final resting place would do it for me.

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  7. sounds like you had a great day for a tour!!..nice tour guides!!

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  8. Hey... we took the Antelope Canyon tour out of Page this morning after a fast 2 mile 7 am hike to see Horseshoe Bend that would have worn out even Emma. The canyon was terrific, thanks for that advice, we both loved it and we got shuttled in by suburban, so it was great for John too :) Can't wait to hear what's up for Thursday. Check my facebook for the canyon photos...

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  9. Sounds like an awesome day!

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  10. Great adventures, as usual! I've missed keeping up with you.K

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  11. Hi Judy, My son came by this evening with my younger granddaughter and then I took a nap...just got up and saw ur post. U r sooo welcome, we truly enjoyed meeting u and visiting with you. Glad that u have decided to stay longer in the area and enjoy more sights. If there's anywhere we can be of assistance please feel free to call...we'd enjoy it. Loved playing with Emma, she is a sweet and beautiful girl. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about ur adventures and I'm definitely starting at the beginning of ur blogs and reading each one. So happy that we could show u that Alabamians are not all like those u encountered earlier in your fulltiming experience. Our door is always open to u so please feel free to call. We looked around after dropping u off to see if there were any open slots, thought we might enjoy the campground for a few days also but pretty much everything is reserved. So happy visiting. Can't wait to see ur pictures and u've inspired me, going to update my blog soon as I can figure out how to do it. lol Have to see if this old dog can learn some new tricks.

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  12. Just a thought...I had trouble posting pictures at one time and it was because I had reached my photo storage limit at Google Photos (then Picasa). Also, can't explain it, but sometimes if I have trouble uploading photos I'll switch browsers from Chrome to Firefox, and then it will work. Good luck.

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  13. Glad you're enjoying your visit to Montgomery. So much history to delve into there. We've been twice and would enjoy going back.

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  14. And she ends with a teaser to bring her readers back to find out about the mysterious adventure :-)))

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  15. Interesting post, but I sure missed your photos. I hope you get that resolved.

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  16. I took the route of the March a few years back, but was surprised at how lifeless Selma looked at the time with block after block of abandoned housing. I would love to see it again, but it would be much more meaningful to have a guide to show points of interest.

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  17. It is always nice to have a tour put on my "locals". Aren't bloggers the nicest people?

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  18. Oh, ENVY! I want that tour! Lucky, lucky you.

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  19. How great to have a guided tour of an area!

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  20. How nice to have a personal tour!

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  21. What an interesting tour you had. Great moments in American history for sure. I'd love to see that place.

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  22. sometimes tours of history that we were actually alive in and aware of gives you chills.
    Too bad about photos we all love them. and of
    course no usual 'the end' pic

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  23. How great to have someone take you around to the best spots on your first day in a place. I knew how young Hank Williams was when he died....such a sad story....but had no idea he was buried there. I'd go by for that alone but it looks like there is lots more to be appreciated.

    Sorry about your picture troubles. Hope they are solved easily.

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  24. Wish we were in the area - would love to go see the Capitol area with you. Denny won't go. Enjoy!

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  25. It sounds like a great area to visit, will be adding it to the list:)

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  26. Posting problems could be partially due to sun spot activity..............Tom

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  27. Sounds really interesting. Nice that you had a Guided tour.

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  28. It seems every once in a while Blogger throws a fit..... glad you were able to at least tell your experiences. We'll wait for photos ;-)

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