Friday, July 18, 2008
Opelika, Alabama Skies
Last Saturday Don wanted to go to Opelika and Valley, Alabama better known as "The Valley". We stopped in Opelika to look in a phone book at this Liberty gas station. Did you know it is relatively hard to find a phone book hanging from a pay phone these days? I noticed the birds on the sign so naturally I had to take their photo. I called them "The Liberty Birds" and of course Don just laughed at me as always. Notice the beautiful blue sky.
Once we'd sought what we were looking for in Opelika, Don wanted to head to Lanett or the Valley. He showed me where Georgia is on one side of the road and Lanett, Alabama is on the other with no river in between. Sort of like Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas. He was looking for a place to eat he'd eaten at before when his old job took him out of the shop to weld especialy at Piggly Wiggly stores. The 1st place was closed. Then we found David's which was a barbecue place in the 2nd photo. I thought it was a neat place. They had old car tags surrounding the front bar complete with bar stools. That was where Rhett wanted to sit, but we wanted to sit in a booth, old fuddy duddies that we have become. I kill Don because here we are at a barbecue place and I order a hamburger. I do this because I may not like their style of cooking the barbecue. I sampled some of Don's. It was ok. Not the best I have ever had, but I was content with my burger. I kept getting the barbecue sauce mixed up with the ketchup until I moved it over to Don's side of the table and kept the ketchup near me. I purposely tried to get sky in the background.
We stopped at a few other places. One was a coin place where I took the 3rd photo. They had Alabama and Auburn Coke and Pepsi bottles on the window' shelf with the cola still in the unopened bottles. Of course I was taking the picture towards a window so it is rather dark, but you can see sort of see it as well as sky in the background as well as where a bird blessed the window.
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