Nature and Scenery

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A Visit With the Big Twigs
Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A Visit With the Big Twigs

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A Visit With the Big Twigs

This is the seventh post in my series on Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. On August 18, 2021 I was invited by Misty Deason, the owner of Apple House Mercantile and a member of the Muhlenberg County Board of Tourism, to come…

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Apple House Mercantile
Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Apple House Mercantile

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Apple House Mercantile

On August 18, 2021 I had the opportunity to get an in-depth visit to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky courtesy of the Misty Deason and also the some of the tour departments in the county.  I originally met Misty along the Sheltowee…

Book 4 – 8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America – NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon
Book 4 – 8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America – NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon

Book 4 – 8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America – NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon

Big News!!  My newest book, titled “8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America” is now available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions. The book details the three week long 8,154 mile road trip with my daughter Marissa…

AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The J Signs #atozchallenge
AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The J Signs #atozchallenge

AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The J Signs #atozchallenge

Welcome to another year of the AtoZ Challenge.  This year I am doing signs that I have seen across the country.  This post will feature signs associated with the Letter J. ENJOY THE RIDE! We can’t avoid signs.  They are…

Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story
Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story

Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story

Back when I was in first grade (around 1963 or 1964) I learned a song in school.  It was a Japanese song called “Sakura Sakura,” which means Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom.  It was a springtime song and the class sang…

Old-Timey General Stores Part 1: Forbus General Store – Pall Mall, TN
Old-Timey General Stores Part 1: Forbus General Store – Pall Mall, TN

Old-Timey General Stores Part 1: Forbus General Store – Pall Mall, TN

It is always fun to run into an “old-timey” General Store when driving back roads.  These are a throwback to the past and typically have items you don’t see in most other stores.  The “old-timey” stores each have their own…

Roadtrippin’ 2020: The Roadways – Seeing the USA on back roads
Roadtrippin’ 2020: The Roadways – Seeing the USA on back roads

Roadtrippin’ 2020: The Roadways – Seeing the USA on back roads

The most time consuming part of any extended road trip is being on the road.  For me, this is the icing on the cake.  Sure, I love to see all of the quirky places, unique towns, Mom and Pop eateries…

Roadtrippin’ 2020: An Overview
Roadtrippin’ 2020: An Overview

Roadtrippin’ 2020: An Overview

The year 2020 has been a tough year for many people around the world.  Its thrown me for a few loops as well.  But, overall, as I look back on the year, it has been an absolutely amazing one.  In…

8154 SNEAK PEAK: New Introduction
8154 SNEAK PEAK: New Introduction

8154 SNEAK PEAK: New Introduction

While working on my new book 8154, I had written the typical generic introduction to the book.  However, since returning in late February, the world has changed dramatically.  As a result, I have totally reworked my introduction to the upcoming book…

Driving The Dragon (US 129) – Southern Tennessee
Driving The Dragon (US 129) – Southern Tennessee

Driving The Dragon (US 129) – Southern Tennessee

At the end of August we had a family reunion down in North Carolina. We stayed in an AirBNB in a huge backwoods lodge at Huffman Creek Retreat about 12 miles west of Robbinsville, NC. Our daughter flew in from…