(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Our honeymoon destination, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, has its own fan club

You know how Sweetums and I love Really Big Things. We stop every time we see one on the roadside and take photos. You can see them here. For our honeymoon in October 2016, we decided to drive along Route 66, beginning at the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. I thought I’d share… Continue reading Our honeymoon destination, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, has its own fan club

Column, Southern Thing Column

Here’s why southerners are tired of taking New York’s poop

Here's why southerners are tired of taking New York's poop: Following is an excerpt from this week’s column on AL.com. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. I do that because AL.com owns the rights to this column and I can’t blog it in its entirety. Enough is enough, New York.… Continue reading Here’s why southerners are tired of taking New York’s poop

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

These photos of nation’s 2nd oldest asylum, now abandoned, will haunt you

Sweetums and I have toured three abandoned asylums (actually, Bryce is no longer abandoned and is being renovated) and I have driven through the grounds of a fourth. While it’s true they are creepy, they also have amazing histories. When “insane asylums” were first built, most operated with the theory that the mentally ill needed… Continue reading These photos of nation’s 2nd oldest asylum, now abandoned, will haunt you