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When even the picnic tables have little oil towers above them you know that you are in Texas. When a lot of places have French names you know that you are in Louisiana. When you cross America’s biggest river you remember how you learned to spell the word Mississippi in school. When you are in Alabama – one of the least wealthy states in the US – you find the best, cleanest and nicest motel on our trip so far. I can recommend motel Super8 in Mobile, Alabama, complete with palm trees and all. In Alabama I met a man who said: “I have never met a woman like you before”. I held the door for another man and he said: “Thanks honey”. We spent the night in Madison, Florida. The woman in the motel was from Poland. She said she had to make her own Polish sausages to get the taste of her home country. She had taught her children Polish “because I would be embarrassed if they were not able to speak Polish”. I see glimpses of people’s lives and hearts to treasure and remember. And when there is alligator tail on the restaurant menu you know for sure that you are in Florida. I truly enjoy traveling to see this world before the next.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debby
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 21:01:37

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful adventure, Can’t wait to hear more!!


  2. monique rohde
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 08:32:12

    being on the road is soooo wonderful


  3. Mark Bausch
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 09:06:04

    Nice! Smooth Sailing to you both!


  4. Ellen Bradley Mills
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:30:46

    Hi ya’all! LOVE reading & looking @ everything you are posting! Hanne & Ross’ most excellent adventure 4 sure…….which brings me to remembering a most excellent food treat in the Everglades, on hiway 41…..that on your journey you might check out. My brother and I visited this cafe……JOANIE’S BLUE CRAB CAFE…..in July of 2002 (Yes, only crazy people from the Pacific NW would think to visit Florida in July. Why, 105% humidity is just wonderful!! Gawd, it was GROSS. Anyway, I wanted to go to Key West, but my brother the driver did not have time. We got as far as Joanie’s for lunch and then Everglades City. But I digress…….this place is magical, totally unique with the cobwebs from centuries ago hanging from ceiling, gator skeletons ALL over the place, but the best seafood and crabcakes you have ever had in your life. It is in the Everglades, the family is of Seminole descent, just the most amazing food adventure you could have. So here I sit in freezing Montana, winter finally upon us, LOVING your adventures. Happy trails 2 U both….Ellen Bradley Mills


    • s/v Paradox
      Jan 18, 2012 @ 14:42:24

      Thanks for your nice comment Ellen! Ross and I will for sure check into JOANIE’S BLUE CRAB CAFE. Stay warm up there in the North country. Much love and blessings your way.


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