This is the first blog post I've ever written about an emergency vehicle, but, trust me, this one deserves it. When Sweetums and I were in Branson, Mo., over the summer, we saw a sign that said "Hurts Donut Co." You know what happened next, right? I grabbed the wheel and we went careening into… Continue reading See? Donut emergencies are real, people
Wait … is Kansas even on Route 66?
Many people don’t realize historic Route 66 goes through Kansas. That’s likely because it only covers about 11 miles, from Galena to Baxter Springs. But with the goal of eventually driving the entire route, Sweetums and I recently drove the Kansas portion. The route enters Kansas at Galena, a town of about 3,000 souls. It… Continue reading Wait … is Kansas even on Route 66?
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
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
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