The day after I arrived we girls headed to our old home town about 120 miles away.
There were magnolias blooming everywhere. I took a picture of this pretty blossom at the rest area between Montgomery and Birmingham.
Mother's Day is always Decoration day at the cemetery where so many of our family is buried. I know this is a Southern thing , having decoration day at cemeteries. In years gone by everybody dressed in their finest duds, carried flowers for the graves of their loved ones, attended church or an all day singing and had dinner on the ground. But, those days are gone as is so many of our older traditions. Anyway, people still have a certain day that they decorate the graves. Neither of us had been in several years.
My sister placing the flowers on our parents graves.
My baby son is buried there.
We didn't run into many we knew. Just my son's friend from high school, college and beyond.
On our way back to Montgomery, I had one request .... that we stop at Green Top Barbeque for lunch.
You see, Green Top is the place for barbeque when you are in North Alabama or just passing through. I don't know if it's been featured on Drive-ins, Diners and Dives but it certainly should be. A dive... yep. Great barbeque.... yep. Just look at my food. Am I making you hungry yet?
That was just the first day... there is more to come in a couple days or so. Hope you'll be back to see the rest of my trip.