Last year (2007) in March we spent a little time at Paul Grist State Park about 15 miles north of Selma, AL. For an outing, we made a trip to Gees Bend which is just north and across the Alabama River from Camden, AL. The attraction was two fold. First, we wanted to see and ride the Gees Bend ferry. Second, we wanted to take in some of the rural country that the area represents.
Our trip to Gees Bend meant going through Orrville, a small rural Alabama town that has seen better times. An unexpected surprise was to find the beautiful old house you see pictured above with double chimneys - on both ends. Obviously built in a day when fireplaces were the primary source of heating and cooking.
It is always worthwhile to travel on the roads less traveled.