On the Road – Day 1

Tuesday 4/7
It was a good day today. We got the dogs to the doggie hotel at 7:15 and were on the road by 7:35. We traveled west via I-16 from Savannah to Warner Robbins GA around 10:00am. Weather was clear and warm and the countryside was plain, predominately flat with a mixture of woods and farmland. From here we took 96/80 out to Columbus GA and Fort Benning. We crossed into Alabama via 80 and 431, then picking up I-85  and passing through Okalika and Auburn on the way to Montgomery AL.  Midway to Auburn is the town of Tuskeegee AL, home to the airfield where the Tuskeegee Airmen were first trained.  There is a monument there at Moton Airfield and while no time this leg, we may try and stop and see it on the way home.  (Along with Selma Alabama).

We had planned a lunch meeting with Don Kuykendall from the Nikonites.com Photography Forum.  Don and I had conversed online and on Facebook so when I saw our route put us within 10 miles of so from where he lived, I wrote and suggested a meeting.  He picked a Red Robin in Montgomery, right off our route and we met at noon, had lunch and an enjoyable 2 hours of socializing.  It is really nice to get a chance to have a face to face with someone you have spend time with via the internet.  (This will be repeated tomorrow with Jeff Impey, also from Nikonites!)

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After our goodbyes, we headed a few miles west on I-85 to I-65 South towards Mobile AL  The scenery really improved as we reached the watery area formed by the rivers, bays etc that empty into Mobile Bay.  The entire roadway was built out and up over the waterways!

We landed in a northern suburb of Mobile for the night, arriving at 4:30 PM CDT.

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