Lower Alabama (LA)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Heatery, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. drewis

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    The "grits grinder" is actually a cane grinder used to press sugar cane to extract the juices that are then boiled and concentrated into cane syrup. The water fountain in Repton uses a syrup making boiler as its water receptacle. When you boiled the juices, to evaporate the water in it, some of it would thicken and make a "candy" around the flared rim. Great stuff for a kid.

    I could not tell if you were making a joke or did not know based on your caption. Please don't take offense.
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  2. Clampett

    Clampett Uncle Jed

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    4 1/2 years lurking and finally made an informative first post. Kewl. I learnt sumptin new today.
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  3. drewis

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    It's better to keep your mouth shut and let them think you are stupid, than to open it and let them know.
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  4. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Awesome. :clap No offense taken. I'm with Clampett. I learned something. Please feel free to correct me. I have very thick skin. In this case, I truly wasn't sure what it was for. Thanks for reading my adventures.
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  5. The Virginian

    The Virginian Long timer

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    Great pics and I'm enjoying the journey!
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  6. 129drifter

    129drifter Adventurer

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    Interesting....
    I have been all over the areas you describe many times (mostly on the well traveled roads). Plundering around on the back roads looks fun. Keep the message posts coming.
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  7. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Hey Y'all, it's Bella again.

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    Just a sad update to explain the lack of writing this week.

    During preparation for the oncoming hurricane Nate, here in Mobile. Mr Munch a Lot ran over my "seat cover", after he was spooked by a stray dog.

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    The Kitty is in bad shape but after spending a years worth of run money, and using the best medical attention Mobile has to offer he is trying to heal.
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  8. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    It is due to be nice this weekend. Maybe, we can hit the roads then. In the mean time keep my seat cover in mind.
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  9. B10Dave

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    Bella; I have 2 "seat covers" of my own. And we lost the one in the third pic to cancer only about 3 months ago. t&z 028.jpg

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    I feel your pain. Heal well and fast Kitty.
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  10. fried okra

    fried okra Been here awhile

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    Thanks for an interesting write up and great photos!!!! I was born there in Greenville and and spent many a fine summer day there in the Evergreen area. I remember well the towns of Castleberry, Repton, Brewton, etc. and Murder Creek. I gather there are several stories about how Murder Creek got its name but most tend to go back to Indian unrest in the 1800's I gather.

    Did you see the Hank Williams birthplace near Hwy 31?

    Was great to see your license plate frame form D&D cycles there in Pensacola, a long time Triumph dealer!!!!

    I guess Binion's Pool is hard to find now.....but was a great place to swim back in the 1950's......LOL.

    Here is a tribute to it:
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  11. fried okra

    fried okra Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah, it's good to see Conecuh Sausage is still in business......good spicy link sausages :)

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  12. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    All the best for a good recovery.
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  13. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    This kitty is an outdoor cat. Mr. Munch is allergic to him, but still loves him. He is well taken care of otherwise. Mrs. Munch will make sure of that. Thanks for the well wishes. And sorry to hear about your loss.
    Bella,
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  14. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Hank Williams' birthplace was too far away for this trip. We do have plans to visit his grave again in Montgomery. Maybe, I can hear that "lonesome whistle blow", that Alan Jackson sang about. I lived in Montgomery 10 years but I never visited the grave after dark.

    I tried to find some more history on Binions pool. I couldn't find anything. It would be neat to look upon the waters described in the article. With the words of that memory so clear, I am sure I could still see the happiness the pool brought.

    Thanks for reading our adventures.
    Bella,
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  15. fried okra

    fried okra Been here awhile

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    I'm surprised I could even find some reference to Binion's pool online. I believe the pool closed down back in the sixties, that's 1960's. The last time I was by there the road entrance into the pool was not obvious, but I suspect remnants of the pool are still visible. It was fed by an artesian well and the water in mid August was COLD as I recall.

    The entrance to the pool was a few miles south of where N Jackson Street splits off from Hwy 84. N Jackson Street was a rural hwy, not really a street at all, at least some years ago.

    Thanks for posting your pics!!!

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  16. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Hey Y'all. It Bella again.

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    This week Mr. Munch took me to New Orleans. Before we get too far, let me explain that there aren't any pics of New Orleans. Sorry. :baldy

    Our trip started out pretty good. It was a nice day and we got plenty of rest. Boy, were we going to need it.

    We left home on with an easy pace. I like humming along at around 45 Mph and Mr. Munch was more than happy to oblige.

    We rode into Mobile and caught Hwy 90 West. We planned on taking this Hwy all the way to New Orleans.

    In a town called Theodore we stopped to take a pic of what Mr Munch calls the "Chicken Truck". I guess there are worse ways to retire an El Camino. I sure hope Mr. Munch doesn't do something like that to me when I retire. How embarrassing that would be for a pretty little scooter like me.

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    As a "I'm still alive" statement for Mrs. Munch, he texted her this pic. At least she knew where we were. Now you do to.

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  17. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Heading into Mississippi, we rode through Pascagoula and Gautier, (pronounced, Go- she- ay). Not sure how they get that from a word with a T, but moving on.

    Getting through Pascagoula and Gautier took for ever thanks to all the lights.

    As we got into the town of Ocean Springs Mr. Munch was intrigued by a veterans memorial, so we stopped. Some of you might find this boring but, it made Mr. Munch choke up.

    The Vietnam memorial. If you zoom in you will see that they put the pictures of the servicemen whenever they had them.

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    WW II submarine veterans lost.

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  18. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    A cool torpedo. We have never seen one of these in real life. It was pretty cool.

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    The second most recognized helicopter (behind the Bell 47, used in the MASH series), UH 1 Huey, I believe.

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    And tribute to the unknown Vietnam Veterans.

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    Before we left Mr. Munch produced his best Marine Corp salute to pay respects to the Veterans that paid a much higher price than he. With a respectful tear in his eyes, Mr. Munch fired up my motor and we pulled out.
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  19. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    We rode through Biloxi but there wasn't much there that interested us. Casino's and more. Mr. Munch would rather spend money on me.

    Somewhere near Gulfport we found this marina with a bunch of shrimp boats. We like boats and I bet you do to, so I posed for this pic.

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    In a town called Long Beach, you will understand why they call it that. It is a long beach drive. It felt like a good 10 miles of running right along the beach.

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    Here is a pic of the roadway so you can get an idea of what you get to enjoy.

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    This is a great drive, but getting here was a bit of a bore. Also the road is a bit rough. It has ridges in the pavement that made it uncomfortable for Mr. Munches back. It was not as bad as what was to come though.
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  20. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    Passing through the town of Pass Christian, we found an awesome house. Now the beaches are full of the typical southern plantation style homes. Mostly modern built by people with more money than they need but, this guy had style. Plantation homes in the south are passe and boring, but this.....this has style and character.

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