When Sweetums and I were traveling through the North Carolina mountains in early September, we were on the lookout, as usual, for any roadside oddities. We looked on RoadsideAmerica.com and found a listing with a name we loved: Indian Death Tiki of Awesomeness. Of course, that’s not the statue’s real name; that was bestowed by… Continue reading The Death Tiki of Awesomeness and other Maggie Valley sights
I admit it: I love kitsch. I can’t help it. Give me a vacation with an animatronic Zoltar or Wild West character and I’m a happy camper. Give me a shop filled with tacky souvenirs and I’m in heaven. So it should be no surprise Sweetums and I loved our recent trip to Gatlinburg. We… Continue reading Why I loved Gatlinburg’s tacky side
We finally got to see the World's Largest Rubik's Cube. Check out our 44-second video for the backstory.
Sweetums and I finally got to see a Pal's drive-through restaurant when we were on our way to the mountains recently. We stopped in Kingsport, Tenn., specifically to see the giant hot dog, fried and cola atop their building. We didn't get to eat there but it was as adorable as we thought it would… Continue reading Have a giant burger and Frenchie fries at Pal’s
A low-lying ridge in North Carolina is the site of a ghostly phenomenon known as the Brown Mountain Lights. After Sweetums and I detoured to see the home covered in coffee mugs (the Cup House of Collettsville; click here to see it), we realized to get to our next destination would take us past Brown… Continue reading Our visit to the site of the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights