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alabama & mississippi

even though we left macon a few days ago, today was the real start of our westward journey. we left the mullins manor around 9:30, and david drove the whole day. and because david is such a terrible passenger {slow down!, do you see that car?, watch out for …}, he’ll probably drive the whole way!

i was really looking forward to passing through selma, alabama. ma used to tell stories about growing up there, and it’s also famous for the “selma to montgomery march for voting rights“. we were warned that the town was depressed, and that’s just the word i’d use to describe it. i really shouldn’t have complained about macon.

i love looking through rows of crops. always have.

“oh! i know! let’s name our town “chunky”! who wouldn’t love a name like that?!” poor town.

and this might be one of the strangest things i’ve ever seen. i had just put down my camera to turn around and fix the dogs’ crate when david gasped. i almost ignored him, thinking that he was trying to trick me into picking up the camera again, but then i saw what he saw. a helicopter was flying just about 30 ft. above the road! i snatched up my camera and managed to get these shots. it looks like the helicopter was using some sort of chainsaw to cut down trees next to the road. i’d hate to be the pilot – look how close they’re flying to electrical wires!

tomorrow: dallas!

Stacey -

I love your 365-day challenge! I’m addicted! Get some rest and safe travels tomorrow! How are Tana and Riley doing? Love ya’ll and miss you already….seriously!

neal carpenter -

Beautiful! Are these all from your car window? Pretty amazing.

emily -

those are gorgeous! i share your same love for rows of crops…i always stare out the window and watch the rows fly by as we go through Mississippi to see my grandparents! and that helicopter is totally feaky…

jenny evelyn -

i always wondered how they cut those trees next to the road… interesting… ok honestly tell us how many times you are stopping a day to get out a take photos.miss you

Jessica -

LOVE the shot of the tree and barn. Miss you!