We left early on our excursion and have made it across the Georgia line, stopping in Albany for the night–not at a haunted establishment. We have decided to add a day to Birmingham, mostly because we want to visit Sloss Furnace, and it wasn’t going to be possible under our previous itinerary. So far, the scariest thing we’ve seen is the plunging thermostat. With every mile carrying us farther North, we wondered…why exactly did we decide to leave Florida in winter?
One of the key hurdles to our spending several hours in a car together was our tendency to start tickle fights if seated next to each other for prolonged periods of time. Not to mention the punch buggy game, or the incredibly mature habit we have of pointing a finger right in the periphery of the other’s eye and chanting “I’m not touching you, you can’t do anything because I’m not touching you.” We’d projected that with a three week trip and our incredibly mature and grown up habits, someone was going to end up with a cracked rib. However, I’ve made a little bed in the back of the SUV where I curled up and read for the majority of the trip while MBH listened to an audiobook and we’ve made it thus far with nary a bruise nor an aching side from poking fingers.
So tomorrow we are off to Birmingham. If you are interested in the histories of the places we will be visiting you can find some reading material here :