Deep South Epilogue

On April 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

I made it back from my brief journey to the Deep South last night. We covered about 2,500 miles in ten days, seeing the sites and visiting with family. Things went about as well as one could hope. I’ll consider doing this again in the future although it definitely pushed the limit of what I’d want to cover by car. I collected lots of "stuff" during the journey, all memories but nothing physical. Let me share a last few items with you and then wrap it up.

I took many photographs that portraid various aspects of the diversity of Southern culture. Here are a few more. Let me not detract from their stories by bracketing them with lots of text. I’ll let them speak on their own with simple geographic notations.


Jack Daniel's Distillery Lynchburg Tennessee
Jack Daniel’s Distillery; Lynchburg, Tennessee


Alabama Jesus T-Shirt
Alabama, Somewhere Between Montgomery and Mobile


New Orleans Needs More Ferrys
Abita Springs, Louisiana


Biloxi Lighthouse Katrina
Biloxi, Mississippi


I’m a relentless counter and I’m defined by the lists I keep. I used this trip as an opportunity to make decent progress on several of them. As usual, I’ll update the lists when I get a chance and then develop permanent travel pages for all the places I visited.

26 New Counties

This is for the County Counters in the audience. These are the new counties I added in sequential order.

  • SOUTH CAROLINA: Lee; Kershaw; Richland; Lexington; Aiken
  • GEORGIA: Richmond; Columbia; McDuffie; Warren; Taliaferro; Greene; Morgan; Walton; Newton; Rockdale
  • LOUISIANA: Plaquemines
  • ALABAMA: Blount; Cullman; Morgan; Limestone
  • TENNESSEE: Lincoln; Moore; Coffee; Warren; Van Buren; White

4 New Breweries

  • 5 Seasons Brewing Company; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, Louisiana (been to the brewpub previously but this was my first visit to the larger brewery)
  • Bull & Bones Brewhaus; Blacksburg, Virginia
  • The Mash House; Fayetteville, North Carolina

1 New Lighthouse

  • Biloxi Lighthouse; Biloxi, Mississippi

1 New Ferry

  • Belle Chasse Ferry; Belle Chasse, Louisiana

For those of you who joined this story at the end

Here are the earlier articles in this travel series.

Thanks for bearing with my self-indulgent travelogue. I’m going to get some rest and I’ll return to geo-oddities later in the week.

On April 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

2 Responses to “Deep South Epilogue”

  1. Greg says:

    Hey, you mentioned your love of sweet tea in an earlier post. Have you seen this map? http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2008/10/05/317-tea-as-a-northsouth-litmus-test/

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