Thursday, December 22, 2016

Florida trip--day 2

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
8:45 a.m. Leaving hotel.  37 degrees, sunny but foggy.  Noah slept with a carrot all night by accident.  He had been snacking on carrots in bed and apparently missed one. 
10:00 a.m.  Saw a sign that said "Huntsville--22" then several miles later one that said, "Huntsville--34".  I asked Mike how that could be, and he looked at me knowingly and said, "Alabama."  This state is almost like a foreign country in its strangeness.
10:30 a.m. Ordering sandwiches at a Subway deep in AL.  50 degrees.  Feels wonderful.  The Subway worker had a very southern accent.  She asked Sarah if she wanted "whaaaaite" bread and Sarah said, "No. Italian, please." I whispered, "It's the same thing in Alabama."  When I went to pay, I swiped the credit card and the worker said, "Select your gender."  I looked shocked and said, "What?!"  Then she pointed to the screen that said, "Select your tender" and I selected credit.
2:00 p.m. gas in Andalusia, AL.  65 degrees!  We're all wearing tshirts.  No cell service out here.  Saw a little dumpy shack with a satellite twice the size of the house.
3:00 p.m. 68 degrees and palm trees!  Flea market in Florala.  On the same shelf you can find a pink hat that says "Dixie babe", a sock monkey, Confederate flags, and hats like this:

 We arrived at the condo just in time to watch the sun set.

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