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Little-known weird tourism sites in Elizabethtown, KY

Sweetums loves the rom-com film “Elizabethtown,” which is kinda funny for a big guy who also loves horror and Bigfoot movies … not that I’m judging. When we took a trip last year to Louisville, Kentucky, we had to stop and see what the little town had to offer. The answer: not much as far… Continue reading Little-known weird tourism sites in Elizabethtown, KY

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The Harpe brothers: America’s first serial killers

"America’s first serial killers roamed Tennessee" is a chapter in my book "Forgotten Tales of Alabama," excerpted below. A kindly man who offered aid to a traveling family surely had nothing to fear from the two men and three pregnant women. Did he? Had he known the men were the notorious Harpe brothers, who had… Continue reading The Harpe brothers: America’s first serial killers

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Quaint town of S. Pittsburg, TN, was site of deadly 1927 Christmas shootout

South Pittsburg, Tennessee, is a quaint little town of fewer than 3,000 residents that sits just across the border from Bridgeport, Alabama. It has a picturesque downtown, the site of the annual National Cornbread Festival, which is held each year on the last weekend in April. On a visit to the small town a couple… Continue reading Quaint town of S. Pittsburg, TN, was site of deadly 1927 Christmas shootout

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Katrina Trees, Gulf Coast roadside attraction, recall our tour of the devastation

I recently came across an interesting roadside attraction that I was surprised I didn’t know about: the Katrina Trees along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. These “survivors” of the devastation now draw tourists to the area and help support local businesses. But before telling you about them, here’s my backstory: About two or three weeks… Continue reading Katrina Trees, Gulf Coast roadside attraction, recall our tour of the devastation

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Our honeymoon destination, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, has its own fan club

You know how Sweetums and I love Really Big Things. We stop every time we see one on the roadside and take photos. You can see them here. For our honeymoon in October 2016, we decided to drive along Route 66, beginning at the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. I thought I’d share… Continue reading Our honeymoon destination, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, has its own fan club