• Mel Dick

Peanut Capital of the World








Happy Labor Day. Decided to take the better part of the afternoon off. 70 mile ride today through Southeastern Alabama and the Northern Panhandle of Florida. Currently in Marianna Florida. Still amazed by the hills in Southern Alabama and Northern Florida....wasn't expecting them. Some great scenery today. Great sunrise with the early morning sun shining on the Kudzu. Rode by the Coleman World Group, a large moving privately held moving company in Midtown Alabama....some cool old moving trucks at their corporate headquarters.


I generally don't eat much for breakfast but this morning I had a great breakfast about 20 miles into the ride in Dothan Alabama. Dothan is known as the "Peanut Capital of the World" and is a prime location for growing peanuts. In fact, if you're in Dothan you're in the heart of peanut country, considering the majority of all the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100 mile radius of Dothan. It is also home to the National Peanut Festival, the nation's largest peanut festival, which is held in Dothan each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season. Everywhere you go they have boiled peanuts which are really good if you haven't had them.


Northern Florida is farm and ranch country with lots of trees. If you look real close you will see the horse tied to a tree while eating grass next to the road.


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