For a recent road trip, Sweetums and I decided to sort of meander to places we hadn’t been before, with the starting point being an exhibit I really wanted to visit in Kentucky. We didn’t realize it when we started but we also ended up hitting two more states on historic Route 66 (On our… Continue reading These giants in a Kentucky forest were just as enchanting as you’d expect (COVID road trip stop 1)
One of the prettiest places Sweetums and I ever visited with was the Linville, N.C., area. We didn’t go into the tiny village but we did enjoy a couple of its surrounding natural attractions: Linville Falls and the view from the Lin Cove Viaduct. There’s a hike to the falls, less than a mile one-way,… Continue reading See a breathtaking waterfall and scenic drive in North Carolina
I’ve been meaning to write about Boone, N.C., since Sweetums and I visited there in 2018. It is a picturesque mountain town with quaint shops and a historic art deco theater. Boone, population 19,677, is named for legendary pioneer Daniel Boone, who is reported to have camped at a local site in the current city… Continue reading Visit Boone, N.C., the quaint mountain town named for Daniel Boone
Below is an excerpt of a column that appears on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read it in its entirety. My childhood home at 123 Lake Drive in Warner Robins, Ga., did not have an automatic dishwasher. It did have some pretty awesome saloon doors leading to the kitchen that my brother Doofus… Continue reading The dishwasher is 2 steps from the sink. Just put the dadburned plate in there
Below is an excerpt from a column that appeared on SouthernThing.com. Click here to read the column in its entirety. I think women could be divided into two age categories – those who have ever worn a slip and pantyhose and those who have not. I'm in the former. What that means is, I was… Continue reading Could this be the end of lipstick, y’all?