Wiregrass, and Dothan: Large And Small And Peanutty

Monday, May 09, 2011

Going to college at Troy, going to town (other than downtown Troy) meant either Montgomery or Dothan.  Dothan's a nice place.  It's home to the National Peanut Festival so it only makes sense that their civic art project was the peanut, thus in front of the Pig, the Piggly Wiggly peanut:

Piggly Wiggly Peanut, Dothan Al

...in the same parking lot as a giant cow:
Giant Cow, Dothan AL

The world's smallest city block (seriously, it even has its own marker) is there:
World's Smallest Block, Dothan AL

...and Dothan's also home to a giant scrap-metal hog:
Monument to the Hog, Dothan AL

...which was created by the Godwin brothers who have ArtWurks -- this is the rooster created from chrome bumpers right outside their shop around Brundidge:
Car Bumper Rooster at ArtWurks, Brundidge AL

Home of the South's best hotdogs at the Dixie Curb Market in Dothan:
Dixie Curb Market Hot Dogs, Dothan AL

...and this fab retro motel sign:
Bee Line Motel, Dothan AL

When we go on trips, we always like to find places that the boys can run around and have fun outside -- here in Dothan is Landmark Park which is *gorgeous*.  We explored some of the old buildings like this old church:
Landmark Park, Dothan AL

On the grounds is a "1890's living history farm, complete with an old farmhouse, smokehouse, cane mill, syrup shed...a one-room schoolhouse, a drugstore and soda fountain, a country store or a turn-of-the-century church."

So pretty:
Landmark Park, Dothan AL

There's a really excellent playground there too.  Loved it.

Such pretty buildings we saw on our way home, in Ozark AL:
Beautiful Ozark AL

Dark steeple:
Beautiful Ozark AL

Beautiful Ozark AL

Beautiful Ozark AL

Beautiful Ozark AL

...and one last great retro motel sign there:
Beautiful Ozark AL

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