Postcard from Montgomery
So, we spent one night in Montgomery, Alabama. It’s on the short list of places in the USA that we wouldn’t go back to. The downtown was eerily empty, the outskirts were nothing to write home about. We stayed in a crappy suburban hotel, and the really cool oyster bar we wanted to try was closed. Yes, we probably could have tried harder–but this was our first stop after the party that was New Orleans (and thus we didn’t get in until half-past five).
BUT we spotted an awesome beer bottle bouquet at said closed oyster bar, captured some excellent late afternoon sunshine on Alabama capitol buildings and ate some delicious oysters that were covered in gooey cheese and bacon. And Google Maps led us to a trailer home instead of our hotel. So, you know, it wasn’t a total wash-up.
Yup, this is the driveway that Google Maps led us to. Delirious giggling ensued, while I assured Renee to TRUST GOOGLE and she looked at me like I was the most insane navigator around. A good lesson in trusting yourself more than the technology (only when it fails you!).