scenic route

If you find yourself required to drive from central florida to Tallahassee or beyond, conisder this route. I’ve always just driven the no-brainer I-75/I-10 interstate route and it is deadly boring. But two different people in Alabama last week recommended the US 27 route through Cross City. We took it on our return drive home and it was great. Its a lightly travelled divided highway for almost the entire route, with the diversion of cutting through an occasional town. Its a little shorter than the interstate route, but our GPS made it out to be about 6 minutes longer. We didn’t time it, we just enjoyed the drive. We even saw buffalo.




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Slocum Tomato Festival

Ann and Jim’s wedding is tonight. This morning we struck out to visit the Tomato festival in Slocum (Alabama), about 15 miles away. Gina took the wheel and got some good manual clutch practice.

It was pretty low-key as festivals go. Lots of crafty-type vendors and some carnival food. But of course, we went for the tomato specials: a tomato sandwich on white bread, and fried green tomatoes.

There were several politicians stumping for the next election date in July and their t-shirts were everywhere. Linda took the opportunity to greet the lonely Obama representative and pick up a sticker for her shirt.

There was entertainment scheduled for the afternoon and we stuck around long enough to hear a bluegrass act warm up and do a sound check.

See the annotated photo set here.