Today was going to be our longest yet scooter ride yet so we got up early. Well, early for me and we were out the door and headed down the road by 8:00 am. First we topped off the gas tanks and then jumped on the Natchez Trace going north. About 30 miles later we took an exit and proceeded in an easterly direction following small, rural, two lane roads. For the most part our speed was around 55 mph and fortunately we encountered very little traffic.
Our goal was Houston! Yes, another Houston, hahahahaha. This time it was Houston, Alabama home of Chef Troy's Talk of the Town Restaurant. Houston, AL is also home to the country's only surviving log jail but more on that later.
After riding a bunch of miles we made a bootie stop. We pick the most scenic and interesting places to take a break 😄
We continued our journey with an overcast sky but no rain. Temps started out at 73 degrees and reached 90 by the end of the day. Most of the roads were in good condition and we just scootered along. After 120 miles we came into Houston, AL. First stop was the historic jail.
There was a Howitzer cannon on display in the yard.
And also three statues of important Alabama dignitaries.
That concluded our little visit to the Historic Houston Jail and we made the arduous trek across the street to the main attraction, Chef Troy's Talk of the Town Restaurant! Eric had previously been to Houston, AL to take a picture of the Historic Jail for one of his tag games and stopped at Chef Troy's and looked at their menu. When he came home that day he described the restaurant and menu to me. I'm a sucker when it comes to a full American Breakfast and Chef Troy's seemed to offer all the good stuff and they serve breakfast all day long!!! Oh, you can also get lunch or dinner as well. But I was only interested in the brekkie offerings!
Chef Troy's did not disappoint! The exterior is not fancy or modern and the interior wasn't either. The food though - the food - was AWESOME!