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Photos from our first Bigfoot Festival

It's just our luck that we were planning a trip to the mountains the same day as a Bigfoot Festival was happening nearby. Of course. So the first weekend in September, Sweetums and I were in Marion, North Carolina, with thousands of Bigfoot enthusiasts for the inaugural festival. Although we'd heard there was a Bigfoot… Continue reading Photos from our first Bigfoot Festival

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The Death Tiki of Awesomeness and other Maggie Valley sights

When Sweetums and I were traveling through the North Carolina mountains in early September, we were on the lookout, as usual, for any roadside oddities. We looked on RoadsideAmerica.com and found a listing with a name we loved: Indian Death Tiki of Awesomeness. Of course, that’s not the statue’s real name; that was bestowed by… Continue reading The Death Tiki of Awesomeness and other Maggie Valley sights

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Why I loved Gatlinburg’s tacky side

I admit it: I love kitsch. I can’t help it. Give me a vacation with an animatronic Zoltar or Wild West character and I’m a happy camper. Give me a shop filled with tacky souvenirs and I’m in heaven. So it should be no surprise Sweetums and I loved our recent trip to Gatlinburg. We… Continue reading Why I loved Gatlinburg’s tacky side