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A visit to Sewanee Natural Bridge

On a recent trip to Sewanee, Tennessee (more on the University of the South later), Sweetums and I detoured to the Sewanee Natural Bridge.  It is located not far from the campus in South Cumberland State Park in Monteagle. The 25-foot high sandstone formation spans 50 feet. With no guardrails, it was nerve-wracking watching other… Continue reading A visit to Sewanee Natural Bridge

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This Tennessee smoke house is like Cracker Barrel on steroids

A couple of months ago, Sweetums and I decided to go wandering. We had no particular destination in mind but when we looked at places within driving distance, we came upon Jim Oliver’s Smoke House. It’s a well-known place in Monteagle, Tenn., that I would describe as Cracker Barrel on steroids, but that’s a bit… Continue reading This Tennessee smoke house is like Cracker Barrel on steroids

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At this mystery spot, you can hear your voice echo back

Unless you’ve tried it, you might find it hard to believe that you can hear an echo of your voice just by standing on pavement in Tulsa, Okla. Sweetums and I tried it recently and … it works! It was really interesting to find that, when we stood in the center of a circle, we… Continue reading At this mystery spot, you can hear your voice echo back

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See a breathtaking waterfall and scenic drive in North Carolina

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

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I was looking for a message from Mother Nature and found a ‘real’ live unicorn

I have long wanted to take a photo of a natural attraction I’d written about but never seen – the trees that grew together to spell HI in the Hays Nature Preserve on the outskirts of Huntsville. I finally got my chance Saturday along with another surprise: a visit with a real-for-sure unicorn (lots of… Continue reading I was looking for a message from Mother Nature and found a ‘real’ live unicorn