It was a quite interesting visit to the "Deep South." It was way different than my image before we left. I guess I pictured hillbillies in pickups with shotguns or something; instead Birmingham is a place I could probably live in.
Here's what I learned:
1. It is HOT down here! Check out the car thermo: (Yep, it hit 107 one time)
2. Southern Hospitality is alive and well. Everyone seemed courteous and friendly, at least compared to my experience in New York.
4. Many famous people were from Alabama, including Helen Keller, Hank Aaron, Nat King Cole, Coretta Scott King and others!
5. Without question, the BEST BBQ in the world comes from the South.