Guest blogger alert!! Today's blog post is by none other than Sweetums (aka my hubby Wil Elrick). We recently spoke together at a class on Quirky South and I decided to share some of Sweetums' vast knowledge about the South with my readers. The following is his review of the National Cornbread Festival in South… Continue reading Here’s what to expect if you go to the National Cornbread Fest – and you should
An old high school friend sent me a message over the weekend, asking for suggestions of places to take a weekend trip. It’s something I’m asked a lot, so I thought I’d do a quick list of day/weekend trips for anyone looking for ideas. Of course, there are lots of things to take into consideration:… Continue reading A list of great day and weekend trips
Y’all know I’m a sucker for the men in iron, right? Coming across wacky figures on the roadside is part of the fun of my road trips with Sweetums. I thought I’d tell you about two Iron Men in north Alabama you can visit. I have some background on one of them but the other… Continue reading I’m a sucker for iron men. Do you know the history of these two?
While we were in Dahlonega, Ga., before Christmas, Sweetums and I took a tour of an underground gold mine. Many people aren’t aware that the country’s first gold rush began in the 1820s in Dahlonega. Consolidated Gold Mining Co. opened in 1895 and closed in 1906. After being abandoned for more than 70 years, a… Continue reading We toured a gold mine in Dahlonega & I got a stunning ring!
It’s rare to come across a type of grave Sweetums and I haven’t seen before but we found some unique ones on our trip to Dahlonega, Ga., in December. It was rainy and cold for most of our trip but we had read about “slot-and-tab” or “box” tombs unique to the area and decided to… Continue reading These tab-and-slot tombs are unique to the South. Have you seen them?