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Dick’s 5 & 10 has the feel of an old variety store

We’d never heard of Dick’s 5 and 10 before we went to Branson, Mo., in August, but we quickly found is was advertised as one of the city’s biggest tourist draws. While it is like an old-fashioned variety store, it also had the feel of those big, tacky souvenir shops. The difference was, alongside the… Continue reading Dick’s 5 & 10 has the feel of an old variety store

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Branson is a town filled with oversized wackiness

Sweetums and I had heard Branson, Mo., was sort of like Pigeon Forge – home to all kinds of shows and tacky tourist attractions. We decided to stop by since it was close to one of our destinations, Eureka Springs, Ark. We weren’t disappointed in its tackiness. There was plenty of fun weirdness to go… Continue reading Branson is a town filled with oversized wackiness

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Visit Boone, N.C., the quaint mountain town named for Daniel Boone

I’ve been meaning to write about Boone, N.C., since Sweetums and I visited there in 2018. It is a picturesque mountain town with quaint shops and a historic art deco theater. Boone, population 19,677, is named for legendary pioneer Daniel Boone, who is reported to have camped at a local site in the current city… Continue reading Visit Boone, N.C., the quaint mountain town named for Daniel Boone

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Model trains deliver your food directly to the table at this fun Arkansas eatery

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 19: All Aboard Restaurant and Grill 6813… Continue reading Model trains deliver your food directly to the table at this fun Arkansas eatery

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This Victorian bathhouse was more like a mansion filled with odd torture devices

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 18: Fordyce Bathhouse Museum, Hot Springs, Ark.… Continue reading This Victorian bathhouse was more like a mansion filled with odd torture devices