I agree. Alabama is not bad. Hell, Louisiana is comparable (positives and negatives). I recently spent a week in Auburn. We mainly hung out with friends and played music, but we spent time each day on campus, downtown, and the outlying area. It was very nice.
On our way back, we stopped in one of the nicest/classiest coffee shops I have ever been in: Carpe Diem Coffee and Teas.
And...I was stationed in Anniston in 96 for 2 1/2 months during USMC MP school. It wasn't that bad.
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