Monday: Michael and Yona took me out for breakfast in the morning and then Yona went to work. Michael showed me around a part of town and we went to see the Vulcan Statue, which is one of the main attractions in Birmingham. It was still pretty cold out, but it looked like it would be a nice day of riding. Late in the morning it was time for me to head out. Thank you, Michael, Susan and Yona for your hospitality. I hope to see you again soon. I rode over Belle Meade Way, Belle Meade Lane, Rockhill Road, Crosshill Road, Old Leeds Road and Cherokee Road. It was a beautiful day and the temperature was perfect when I made my way through the Birmingham metropolitan area. Unfortunately my GoPro camera crashed again after a few minutes of riding, so I don't have a lot of pictures. I took 280, 18th Street, Richard Arlington Jr Boulevard, 20th Street, 11 and Ensley Avenue. When taking the 269 I finally got out of the concrete and into the farm land of eastern Alabama. I took New Oakman Highway, 18, 43 and 96, which turns into the 50 when you enter Mississippi. There I got on Gunshoot Road, Steens Road, Jemison MILL Road, 12, Military Road and Jess Lyons Road before taking the 45, 373, 50, 15, CR-343, CR-323 and 403. In Maben I was getting some gas when a guy in a pick-up showed up. It was Jared from adventure rider and he told me to follow him to his house. We took E Old Highway 82, Lollars Grove Road and Holland Road through a very rural area, where Jared lives with his wife Brittney and his kids Logan and Evie on a beautiful piece of land. They are a nice and young family and later in the afternoon, after getting settled, Jared took me shooting. It was a good day.