(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Turns out, the birthplace of Superman is right here on earth

It was at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, that two self-described geeks met and changed the comic book industry forever. The boys, Canada-native Joseph Shuster and Ukraine-born Jerry Siegel, teamed up to create Superman, the very first superhero, in 1932. Superman, who debuted in Action Comics No. 1, was the creation of Siegel, who… Continue reading Turns out, the birthplace of Superman is right here on earth

Southern Thing Column

This colorful mural city is also home to historic gallows where 86 men were executed

When Sweetums and I went on a road trip over the summer through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky, we stopped in the city of Fort Smith, Ark.  We went because we’d heard of a historic gallows owned by the National Park Service because we’re creepy like that. But we were pleased to find the city… Continue reading This colorful mural city is also home to historic gallows where 86 men were executed

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

The eerie abandoned city that’s burning from below: Guest post

This is a guest blog by my Sweetums, Wil Elrick, who has been writing about places to put on our – and your – bucket list. By Wil Elrick After last weeks’ story about The Winchester Mystery House, I wanted to contribute more posts about the weird, wacky, haunted and wild places that we have… Continue reading The eerie abandoned city that’s burning from below: Guest post

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

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?

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Have you ever been to Blue Eye, Mo.?

On our August trip, Sweetums and I were just driving through the countryside when we passed a sign for a town named Blue Eye. Turns out, there are two Blue Eyes, one on the Missouri side of the line and one on the Arkansas side. Both are incorporated; Arkansas’ Blue Eye is the state’s least-populated… Continue reading Have you ever been to Blue Eye, Mo.?