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What kinds of weirdos go to Uranus on their honeymoon? I wonder …

In honor of our first anniversary today, here’s a little memory from our honeymoon. Yes, Sweetums and I went to Uranus, Missouri, on our honeymoon. Do you really think we could have driven past a sign like that? The sign that attracts most people is the one for Uranus Fudge Factory, a very real place,… Continue reading What kinds of weirdos go to Uranus on their honeymoon? I wonder …

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Have you spotted faces in the trees in these two quaint southern towns?

Trees may not be the typical tourist attractions but in two picturesque southern towns, people delight in searching for special trees. In Montevallo, Alabama, and on St. Simons Island, Georgia, visitors might stumble upon human faces or fairytale creatures carved into the trees. St. Simons Island About 20 carved trees are scattered across this tiny… Continue reading Have you spotted faces in the trees in these two quaint southern towns?

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Ruins of the historic Mentone Springs Hotel

Years ago, Baby Girl and I visited the historic Mentone Springs Hotel on Lookout Mountain. And, of course, we had to visit White Elephant Antiques next door, well-known for its historic building and huge collection of antiques and collectibles. Mentone is a mountain town in DeKalb County, Alabama, with quaint gift shops and eateries. But… Continue reading Ruins of the historic Mentone Springs Hotel

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History of one of south’s most photographed churches and its cemetery

One of the most picturesque churches I’ve ever visited is Christ Church, Frederica on St. Simon’s Island. “Frederica” is the name of the island community where the church is located, which is the namesake of nearby Fort Frederica. I toured the church and adjoining cemetery on my occasional visits to the island with my late… Continue reading History of one of south’s most photographed churches and its cemetery

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N.C.’s original Mast General Store was well worth the detour

[By Kelly Kazek] When Sweetums and I were driving around North Carolina awaiting our time to visit the Land of Oz (click here to see our photos from the long-abandoned theme park), I noticed our local map marked the site of a Mast General Store. I’d visited the one in downtown Hendersonville a few years before… Continue reading N.C.’s original Mast General Store was well worth the detour