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Our trip to the World’s Largest Fork

Over the next few weeks, I’m writing about stops on my recent road trip with Sweetums so sign up for blog notices if you want to follow along. NOTE: We followed COVID regulations everywhere we went and we wore our masks, although I usually removed mine for photos. We want everyone to be safe when… Continue reading Our trip to the World’s Largest Fork

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The quaint town of Santa Claus, Ind. (COVID road trip stop 2)

Over the next few weeks, I’m writing about stops on my recent road trip with Sweetums so sign up for blog notices if you want to follow along. NOTE: We followed COVID regulations everywhere we went and we wore our masks, although I usually removed mine for photos. We want everyone to be safe when… Continue reading The quaint town of Santa Claus, Ind. (COVID road trip stop 2)

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These giants in a Kentucky forest were just as enchanting as you’d expect (COVID road trip stop 1)

For a recent road trip, Sweetums and I decided to sort of meander to places we hadn’t been before, with the starting point being an exhibit I really wanted to visit in Kentucky. We didn’t realize it when we started but we also ended up hitting two more states on historic Route 66 (On our… Continue reading These giants in a Kentucky forest were just as enchanting as you’d expect (COVID road trip stop 1)

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Why do I write about weird places and quirky history? A brief explainer

Below is a shortned version of the introduction to my new book, "Guide to the South's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions," Books-a-Million exclusive. You can order one here for $16.95. Every now and then I wonder: Was I born being attracted to weirdness? Or was I an ordinary kid whose mind was somehow warped over the years?… Continue reading Why do I write about weird places and quirky history? A brief explainer

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This quirky folk-art garden is filled with whimsical wonders

The following is excerpted from my book "A Guide to the South's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions," which is sold exclusively in stores and online from Books-A-Million. Purchase it here for $16.95. The book features sites in 11 Southern states. The Courtyard of Wonder is a colorful, lively folk-art garden outside the Kentuck Arts Center in Northport,… Continue reading This quirky folk-art garden is filled with whimsical wonders