Friday October 19, 2007
We left Mobile early since we had a long drive ahead of us. Our first stop was in Montgomery to see the Alabama state capitol building.
I always prefer to take a guided tour, but they don't offer them here. So Johnny and I headed off for a self-guided tour of the building. The highlight was one of the most beautiful dome interiors I have seen in any state capitol building.
Though not particularly big, (the state senate and house bodies have both moved to other buildings), the capitol was full of really nice details. Here is a staircase I really liked.
The plan was to eat at Martin's in Montgomery, but they don't open until 11:00. So how do we kill time before lunch? By eating of course! My eagle eyed cousin spotted this place
right down the hill from the capitol building and we couldn't resist.
Of course we tried the hot dogs, covered in Chris' special sauce, which Johnny described as almost more like a gravy.
It was quite good, though. But the best thing we had here were maybe the best onion rings we have ever had. Crunchy and full of flavor, we loved them!
After eating the small meal, we headed to Martin's. But on the way, we passed Alabama State University. Since it wasn't 11:00 yet, I stopped in and visited the bookstore and bought a t-shirt. Go Hornets!
We arrived at Martin's just a few minutes after 11:00 and they were already very busy, which is usually a good sign.
Famous for their fried chicken, Johnny indulged:
He liked the chicken very much, but loved the steamed cabbage. I went for chicken and dumplings and wished I had ordered the fried chicken instead.
I did really enjoy the porky flavored green beans, though.
Stuffed for now, we headed back to Birmingham.
Much more to come.....
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