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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 Futuro house, dome home, giant roller skate and beach ball in Pensacola

Last weekend, Sweetums and I went to Orange Beach, Ala., where I was speaking at the Alabama Press Association Convention. It was the first time we’d been to the beach together, since most of our trips involve traveling to World’s Largest Things and ghost towns and such. When we left Sunday morning, the GPS routed… Continue reading The Futuro house, dome home, giant roller skate and beach ball in Pensacola

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Elk had been eliminated in the Great Smoky Mountains but now you can see herds like this one

A friend was recently posting photos of majestic elk he saw in the Great Smoky Mountains and I was reminded of the herd Sweetums and I saw on a trip last year. I realized I had never posted the photos of one of the most incredible sights we've been lucky enough to witness. We were… Continue reading Elk had been eliminated in the Great Smoky Mountains but now you can see herds like this one