|State Capitol Building|
Our turbo went out again on our way to Montgomery. This time the check engine light came on. Jack pulled over, turned off the truck and restarted and the turbo kicked back in. Unfortunately we lost the turbo at least three more times. When we arrived at the RV park we mentioned it to the owner. He recommended a nearby mechanic who had worked at Ford until he opened his own shop, Lee's Auto Repair. Jack took the truck over, Lee took him right in and found the problem and took care of it.. It was a shorted out EGT sensor. So happy for the recommendation and that it was only $200.
Lots of Civil Rights history there as well as some Civil War history. We visited the First Confederate White House where Jefferson Davis lived. It was interesting to see, but I looked at it with a different perspective since I just can't get into the whole Confederate Southern Pride thing. Jack's a Civil War buff and he really enjoyed it.
Here are some photos of the inside...
On the right, a close up of the detailed trim...
We didn't get to see the Rosa Parks Museum...it was closed, but I found this National Park Website very good reading. It takes you through the Fight for Civil Rights step by step. Even though I lived through most of it, I still learned a good bit reading through it.
I did discover a hot dog place downtown that's 98 years old and it looks it! Chris' Hot Dogs. it's now run by Chris' son Theo. The hot dogs and burgers were basic, but good and the prices were very reasonable. We had two hot dogs, two burgers, two drinks and an order of fries for $14...that's cheaper than McDonald's!
We didn't find much else in Montgomery to interest us. I went to a mall looking for a department store so I could pick up a Clinique eyeliner. There was both a Belk's and a Dillard's and neither had cosmetic counters! I'll try somewhere else.
We did get a chance to just relax and chill a bit before heading to our next stop...New Orleans.