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Kooky-cool mosaic house in Mississippi: Road-trip side stop

Side Stop: Bernheimer House 212 Walnut St., Port Gibson, Miss., 601-437-2843 Although we planned carefully for our July road trip to Texas, we always see unexpected oddities along the way. Today, I am highlighting a cool old house in Port Gibson, Miss., that I know very little about. Sweetums and I passed the house and… Continue reading Kooky-cool mosaic house in Mississippi: Road-trip side stop

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A visit to beautiful Hogeye, Kentucky

I love old barns but in particular those painted with advertisements or messages. Maybe it’s because See Rock City barns are so picturesque. Whatever the reason, Sweetums and I always stop to take a photo when we see one. We’ve taken photos of See Rick City barns, Visit Sequoyah Caverns in Alabama (now closed) and… Continue reading A visit to beautiful Hogeye, Kentucky

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When Sweetums encountered the shark at Souvenir City

When Sweetums and I got married on Oct. 16, 2016, our cake (from the very talented Michelle Wilbourn at Takes the Cake) was shaped like the state of Alabama and covered with little replicas of tourist attractions. One such attraction was the entrance to Souvenir City in Gulf Shores, where tourists enter through a shark’s… Continue reading When Sweetums encountered the shark at Souvenir City

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The Pippen Angels are among the most tragic and beautiful cemetery monuments in Alabama

In Courtland Cemetery, established ca.-1820, four eerily beautiful cherubs mark the graves of children taken much too soon. The angel statues, set atop pedestals all in a row, represent children of differing genders and ages who are buried beneath them. I’ve looked for information on who carved the angels (I refer to them as the… Continue reading The Pippen Angels are among the most tragic and beautiful cemetery monuments in Alabama

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Guest blog by Sweetums: Don’t miss the beauty of Tishomingo State Park

Today's blog post was written by Sweetums, aka Wil Elrick, author of "Alabama Lore," "Alabama Scoundrels," and "Covered Bridges of Alabama." If you are looking for a short weekend getaway there is a spot located in the lower southwest foothills of the Appalachian Mountains which is one of Mississippi’s best kept secrets - Tishomingo State… Continue reading Guest blog by Sweetums: Don’t miss the beauty of Tishomingo State Park